Michelle Mileham, Ph.D. is the Project Manager for the Measurement of Museum Social Impact (MOMSI) project with the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. She previously served as Director of Education at Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City, UT where she connected visitors to birds and nature through educational programs, exhibit spaces, and nature play experiences. Michelle’s interests include storytelling, environmental identity, informal learning, and understanding how museums can provide the most engaging and accessible learning experiences for all audiences.
Prior to moving to Utah, Michelle completed a masters and doctorate at Oregon State University, studying Environmental Sciences and Education with a specific focus on museum education. Michelle has contributed a chapter to The Care and Keeping of Museum Professionals, serves on the Utah Society for Environmental Education Board of Directors, and is Chair of the American Alliance of Museum’s Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation. In her free time, Michelle loves to cook, craft, and listen to podcasts. She is an avid Twitter user, where you can follow her @mamileham