Madeleine McMillan

Madeleine McMillan

Career Interests

Wildlife conservation, Community engagement, Conservation planning, Citizen science 

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Masters of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham NC
Concentration: Ecosystem Science & Conservation with specialty in advanced geospatial analysis, landscape analysis, and environmental policy for conservation management
Masters Project: Analysis of the threat oil palm expansion poses for big cats in Southeast Asia 
Nicholas School Merit Scholarship. GPA 3.93 of 4.00
Bachelor of Sciencemagnum cum laude, May 2016
Clemson University, Calhoun Honors College, Clemson SC
Major in Biological Sciences with focus on strong natural science foundation. 
South Carolina Life, Leadership Circle, DB Dubose Scholarships for academic and leadership promise. GPA 3.86 of 4.00

Professional Experience

Conservation and Policy Intern, Audubon North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Researched innovative techniques for bird conservation around the subjects of solar farms, terminal groins, and riparian buffers to support new strategy and policy development. Brought leaders from environmental organizations in the region together to discuss riparian buffer protection to facilitate collaborative efforts and delivered capstone presentation. Utilized Hustle, a text based crowd sourcing platform, to mobilize Audubon supporters to contact local representatives to uphold legislation beneficial to bids. May 2017 -present

Volunteer, Zooniverse Camera Trap Photo Analysis
Participate in camera trap identification citizen science projects for organizations such as Panthera. 2015- present

President, Tigers for Tigers, Clemson, SC
National organization devoted to tiger conservation education and efforts to save tigers from extinction. Coordinated and managed philanthropic fundraisers raising over $10,000 for conservation efforts over 4 years. Engaged non-traditional audiences such as football fans in tiger conservation efforts by connecting tiger mascots to wild tigers. Led “Call of the Wild” campaigns to increase student involvement in legislative lobbying and conservation participation. 2012-2016

Third Asian Ministerial Conference for Tiger Conservation, New Delhi, India
Sponsored by university to represent young people’s desire to participate in tiger conservation. April 2016

Student Research Assistant, Clemson Wildlife and Fisheries Department, Clemson SC
Squirrel Contraception Project, Efforts to decrease urban wildlife negative impacts through artificial contraceptives. 
Participated in data input and management, field site monitoring, squirrel handling, data collection. 2015-2016

Influences of Double-Crested Cormorants on Food Web Productivity Project, Collected and processed of benthic and plankton samples from wetland ponds, analyzed data, and created poster publication. 2013-2014

Additional Information

Leadership: Duke Conservation Society officer, Green Rooftop and Orchard Workforce (GROW) event and community engagement coordinator: Duke University, Co-founder of Sigma Alpha Omega Sorority: Clemson University 

Subject Matter Expertise: Advanced geospatial analysis and modeling techniques for conservation planning; community engagement and activation techniques; wildlife research proficiency 

•    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
•    Statistical data analysis and R software for environmental data modeling 
•    Geospatial analysis for conservation management, GIS software (ArcGIS), remote sensing (ENVI)


project management
volunteer management

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Academic Institution
Non-profit / NGO
State / Local Government