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Brittnei Miller

Brittnei Miller With a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science and Policy and a Minor in English from Chapman University, Brittnei Miller is focused on pursuing her many environmental passions and bettering the planet at both local and global levels. With a love of wildlife, sustainability, and a strong interest in earth systems as well as policy, Brittnei currently works closely with the Biology Department and the Sustainability team at FirstCarbon Solutions while managing the front desk.

With four years educational experience in the environmental field and various environmentally focused internships with Orange County Public Works in their Watershed Department and the California Wildlife Center as a wildlife rehabilitation intern, Brittnei has experience working with different environmental policies, regulatory guidelines, and the more hands-on side of the environmental world while rehabilitating wildlife. Brittnei even has her rabies vaccination as a testimony to the degree to which she aspires to one day actively participate in wildlife rehabilitation.

In addition, as the author of the Food Sustainability chapter in the first Environmental Sustainability Audit of Chapman University in 2013, Brittnei enjoys creatively approaching environmental concepts while researching, understanding, and analyzing different aspects of what it means to be sustainable. By request of a Chapman professor, Brittnei created an important summary of the United Nations Group of Expert's reports on the presence of the M23 in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Eastern Region of the Congo for “Falling Whistles”, a non-profit organization. In addition to environmental researching, Brittnei has a passion for environmental writing and hopes to one day further study the impacts of carbon emissions on wildlife and ecosystems and the implications that has towards humans and the rest of the planet.

In the near future, Brittnei hopes to attend graduate school to earn her Masters of Science degree in an area of her choice. Eventually, Brittnei’s goal is to travel to Africa to do more research on the cause and effect relationship between greenhouse gas emissions, ecosystems, and African wildlife. In the mean time, Brittnei also works with the Anaheim Ducks NHL Organization as a Power Player and cheers on her favorite team at every home game. Outside of work, Brittnei loves to travel, hike, spend time with family, and write as much as possible in her journal.

Recent Posts

The Hunter and the Hunted: Lead Poisoning of Bald Eagles

Posted by Brittnei Miller on Jul 9, 2014 12:34:00 PM


Unless you reside near a large body of water or one of the North American coast lines, it is not often that you will encounter a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) soaring high overhead. Also known as the American Eagle, this magnificent bird of prey is the second largest on the North American continent, as well as our National symbol of freedom. In addition to their selective habitat, the bald eagle also continues to recover from prior forms of human caused endangerment and remains protected under the Lacey Law and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Nature: How do you see yourself?

Posted by Brittnei Miller on Apr 18, 2014 10:52:00 AM


When you think about the environment, where do you see yourself? Are you an outsider looking at the concept of your surroundings as if you were watching a movie unfold in a theatre? Or are you part of that movie – moving, creating, influencing, and actively living within it as an inseparable part of your surroundings?

Our Environment: To Fear or Not to Fear?

Posted by Brittnei Miller on Apr 5, 2014 10:42:00 AM


Throughout the experiences that I have had in the environmental sector, whether through jobs, internships, learning, or interacting with my peers, I have continually noticed that where there is a lack of understanding or knowledge, there is often a lack of passion or concern. Reflecting on this idea, I applied this concept to myself and I had to agree – when I don’t realize how an issue or topic relates to myself, a task at hand, or the well-being of those around me, I tend to not care as much. This inspired me to then put myself outside of my environmental passions and imagine what my opinions would be if I instead grew up learning in another field of study, such as finance, communications, or even business for example.

The Global Environmental Puzzle: Piecing it Together

Posted by Brittnei Miller on Mar 15, 2014 9:37:00 AM


Imagine a jigsaw puzzle. Each piece of the puzzle is uniquely shaped, has its own place in the bigger picture and fits specifically according to the surrounding puzzle pieces it connects with. Often, it is easiest to complete this type of puzzle once a pattern has been found in the image, or the beginning of some type of connectivity between pieces is established.

Bush Encroachment, Wildlife, and Carbon Dioxide Increases

Posted by Brittnei Miller on Feb 7, 2014 9:39:00 AM


It is well-known that increasing levels of carbon dioxide have the ability to alter the functioning of many biologically sensitive communities. And while human organizations have the verbal capabilities to communicate how carbon dioxide is impacting their lives, it is important that we also take into account the well-being of those without such a voice and “listen” to the behavior of wildlife as they adapt to their changing ecosystems.