Jennie Miller is a wildlife ecologist and conservation scientist with expertise in carnivores, especially big cats. As Senior Scientist, she advanced imperiled species recovery through ensuring Defenders’ projects and initiatives are informed by sound science. Jennie’s research explores the socio-ecological drivers of human-wildlife interactions and develops decision support tools that help transform conflict into coexistence. Building off her management of field projects in North America, Asia and Africa, Jennie also contributed to strategies for scaling up and evaluating effectiveness in conservation approaches.
Jennie serves as a handling editor at the journal Conservation Science and Practice. She also managed Defenders’ Science Advisors and CCI’s internship program, and supports broader efforts to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion within the science and conservation community. Jennie earned her Ph.D. while living on New Haven pizza at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and enjoys birding and painting in Washington DC with her ornithologist husband and tiny cat.
PhD in Ecology, 2015
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
BA in Organismal Ecology, 2007
Claremont McKenna College