Leigh Anne Tiffany is a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University in the Information & Media and Environmental Science & Policy programs. Specifically, she researches topics around science communication. Most recently she was the Communications Specialist for Defenders of Wildlife in Washington, D.C. She is an internationally-recognized storyteller whose work has been featured on NBC, PBS NewsHour, International Journalists Network, and NPR's science radio program WHYY The Pulse. She received her Master of Science in Journalism (Science Concentration) degree from Columbia Journalism School. A scientist-turned-journalist, she received her University Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Saint Joseph’s University, and has worked in wildlife conservation for over a decade.