Leigh Anne Tiffany

Leigh Anne  Tiffany
  • Ph.D. Student
  • Dual Major
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Information and Media


Leigh Anne Tiffany is a doctoral candidate in the Information and Media Program (dual appointment in the Department of Advertising + Public Relations and the School of Journalism) and the Environmental Science and Policy Program (ESPP). She is an ESPP Fellow, a Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project (SMEP) Scholar, and a two-time New York Women in Communications Scholar. She is an internationally-recognized multimedia storyteller whose work has been featured on NBC, PBS NewsHour, NPR's WHYY The Pulse, and International Journalists Network. Most recently, she was the Communications Specialist for the nonprofit Defenders of Wildlife in Washington, D.C. She received her Master of Science in Journalism (Concentration: Science, Environment, and Health) with a Certificate in Data Skills from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. A scientist-turned-storyteller, she received her University Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she lead the university's wildlife conservation and animal behavior research groups. Overall, she has worked in wildlife conservation research and application for over a decade. When not working as a scientist for the non-scientist, she can be found horseback riding, baking, or watching How to Train Your Dragon with her bearded dragon Berk. More information on Leigh Anne can be found at leighannetiffany.com