Hayley M. Hanway

Hayley M. Hanway

Educated and experienced conservation science communicator. Looking to use scientific training as well as skills as a storyteller and performer to educate, engage, and inspire the public about environmental work. 

Career Interests

Science communication and storytelling to engage public in conservation

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Specialization: Ecosystem Science and Conservation
Training: science communication, magazine journalism, GIS, and survey design and implementation
Bachelor of Science, May 2013
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Major: Program in the Environment; Focus: Terrestrial Conservation and Ecosystem Management 
Minor: Creative Writing - emphasized character and plot development; earned top grades for the program 

Professional Experience

Communications Intern for Land Conservancy of West Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI
Initiated and conducted interview series profiling 13 local artists who participate in the Conservancy’s art show fundraising event, Preserved! 
Profiled donors for a featured news pieces, and wrote original content for website, e-newsletter, and biannual paper newsletter explaining and promoting the Conservancy’s restoration work and projects. Website (Wordpress) content creation and management for blog and events page; managed Facebook and Twitter accounts increasing the frequency of posting from a few times a week to once every week day. May 2017-August 2017

Department Head, Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek, MI (May 2015-April 2016); Horticulture Staff 
Implemented new protocols improving efficiency and operations; improved inter-departmental cooperation through increased communication; developed short to long-term goals with strategies to achieve them. Worked directly with CEO to give her input and suggestions on horticulture projects; regularly worked with departmental senior staff requiring high level of professional communication and demeanor. Contracted and managed loggers and foresters for a variety of projects. Designed and implemented first Ecosystem Management Program in the zoo’s 40-year history for its 433 acres of Oak-Hickory and Maple-Beech forests, wetland, and prairie. Set-up for special event/fundraisers; interacted with guests on a daily basis in a friendly, positive manner. Oct. 2013-May 2015

Co-Editor Eno Magazine, Literary Arts Magazine celebrating nature 
Collaborated with two other editors to improve and expand the organization’s impact: defined staff roles and goals; resolved past budgetary issues by working with Duke’s finance department and other partner companies; invested in materials for future years; increased outreach to community through community events and improved marketing. Chose submissions; designed layout for 2018 issue; contracted printing company. 2017-2018

Student Council Event Coordinator, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University 
Helped plan school-wide events (Earth Day celebration, start of year picnic) and emceed event activities. January 2017- January 2018

Basement Arts, the University of Michigan
Second Assistant Stage Manager, A Very Potter Sequel, Starkid Productions (2010): Youtube sensation with millions of views, featured in print editions of USA Today and Entertainment Weekly. Required working well under pressure to deliver a product that would be seen worldwide with big emotional impact. 

Additional Information

Adobe In-Design and Adobe Photoshop; video editing (iMovie and Premier); Wordpress; Mail Chimp


presentation development

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources



Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Academic Institution
Business / Industry
Federal Government
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank
State / Local Government