Madeleine McMillan

Madeleine McMillan

Career Interests

Endangered species and wildlife conservation, conservation planning/management, habitat protection/restoration, connectivity modeling, public education/engagement

Employment Sought:


Masters of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham NC
GPA 3.825 of 4.00
Concentration: Ecosystem Science & Conservation
Nicholas School Merit Scholarship
Biological Sciences, Bachelor of Science, May 2016
Clemson University, Calhoun Honors College, Clemson SC
GPA 3.86 of 4.00 magnum cum laude
 South Carolina Life Scholarship, Leadership Circle Scholarship, DB Dubose Scholarship.

Professional Experience

National Geographic Big Cat Initiative Intern, Duke University 2016 – 2017 Assist National Geographic Big Cat grantees through various project needs such as GIS data collection/analysis
Zooniverse Camera Trap Photo Analysis Volunteer, 2015-2017
Participate in camera trap identification citizen science projects for organizations such as Panthera
Tigers for Tigers President, Clemson, SC, 2012-2016
National organization devoted to tiger conservation education and efforts to save tigers from extinction
Coordinated and managed philanthropic fundraisers
Taught local elementary students the importance of tiger conservation
Led multiple advocacy efforts encouraging students to call and write letters to their local representatives
Radio interview with Our Wild World about mascot conservation (, Feb 2016)
Student Research Assistant- Clemson Wildlife and Fisheries Department, Clemson SC Squirrel Contraception Project (Sep 2015-July 2016)
Efforts to decrease urban wildlife negative impacts through artificial contraceptives
Participated in data input assistance and management, field site monitoring, squirrel handling, data collection
Influences of Double-Crested Cormorants on Food Web Productivity Project, 2013-2014
Collected and processed of benthic and plankton samples from wetland ponds
Performed statistical analysis on collected data and created poster publication
Undergraduate Vertebrate Biology Teaching Assistant- Clemson Biological Sciences Department, 2014 -2015
Assisted in instruction and lab administration for 18 students
Animal Care Technician, Godley-Snell Research Center, Clemson University SC, 2015- 2016
Performed animal husbandry tasks for laboratory animals
Assisted in surgical preparation, anesthesia monitoring, injections, and other medical procedures

Additional Information

Statistical data analysis and R software
Geospatial analysis for conservation management and GIS software (ArcGIS)
Experience in oral presentations, interviews, public education/engagement, and advocacy efforts
Wildlife survey techniques for birds, amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals
Decision analysis techniques and incorporation of Ecosystem Services into management decisions


citizen science
environmental education
volunteer management

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Federal Government
Law / Legal
Non-profit / NGO
State / Local Government