Author: Tawnee Milko

Tawnee Milko, MEM '12, focused her graduate degree on spoken, written, and visual modes of environmental communication that can connect, educate and/or inspire sustainable behavioral change in average citizens, communities, decision-makers, scientists, businesses, and the media. Her love for the environment began at a young age, when, every summer, her family would spend weeks camping in national parks throughout the U.S. and Canada. During her undergraduate experience at Oakland University, Tawnee worked with students, faculty, staff, and administration as the student liaison to the University’s Board of Trustees. She spent her summers restoring degraded habitats in New Zealand; kayaking and learning about algae and forest ecosystems at the University of Michigan Biological Station; living in a treehouse in the Vermont wilderness; tracking poison dart frogs in the Costa Rican rainforest; and monitoring cetaceans off the Osa Peninsula.