Mia Kontnik

Mia Kontnik

Career Consultant

Office of Career Development & Opportunities

Professional Biography

Mia Kontnik is a Career Consultant with the Sturm College of Law's Office of Career Development (CDO), where she advises students and graduates on careers in the public and private sectors. Mia brings her experience as a clerk, child welfare attorney, pro bono coordinator, and work in JD advantage jobs to help students explore and navigate their own career paths.

Prior to joining the CDO Mia clerked at Denver District Court learning the ins and outs of a trial level criminal courtroom. After clerking, she represented parents in dependency and neglect proceedings. Mia went on to leverage her JD in nontraditional ways working in mental health policy and the child welfare system. Mia also worked for the Colorado Bar Association developing and running pro bono clinics serving Coloradans from across the state. Mia has experience with juvenile law, disability rights, and employment discrimination.


J.D. University of Denver Sturm College of Law 2016
B.A. in psychology and philosophy, Northern Arizona University 2011