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Conservation leader Elsi Miller finishes master’s studies
Pictured is Elsi Miller, The Nature Conservancy - Great Bend Sand Prairie.

OXFORD, Ohio —  Great Bend resident Elsi Miller has been applying the tools of science, education and conservation to become a leader in the conservation community. In December 2023, Miller concluded her master’s course of study with a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly.

Since joining the Global Field Program (GFP) master’s in 2021, Miller has traveled to Baja, Costa Rica and Galapagos and conducted projects that have made a difference in the Great Bend area.

Throughout her time in the GFP, Miller developed a Master Plan - a kind of personal mission statement for what she wanted to accomplish in the program. In many of the master’s courses, Miller designed projects that supported this plan, which culminated in a final portfolio, “Importance of Interior Wetland Habitats,” presented in a Capstone course.

Miller is the Great Bend Sand Prairie Assistant Manager for The Nature Conservancy.

The GFP is a master’s degree program that combines summer field courses worldwide with online learning communities. Project Dragonfly is based in the department of biology at Miami University, a state university in Oxford, Ohio. Learn more at