Veronica Miller

Manager of Education Programs

Wildlife Conservation Society - Bronx Zoo

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Statement of Interest:

I have belonged to NYCMER for over 10 years and have been the Board Treasurer for the past 2 years. I have learned so much in the role of Treasurer and would like to continue the work I have started to strengthen the financial standing of the organization. Throughout my career I have learned to manage budgets, keep meticulous records, and apply for grants, all of which will help me continue to be a strong Treasurer for NYCMER. Additionally, I will continue to utilize my years of experience as an educator and a manager to strengthen and revitalize NYCMER programming.

Goals for NYCMER:

I would like to help NYCMER better support professional growth in its members at all levels of their careers. I strongly support the work of peer groups and believe they are the most meaningful way that members can build their networks and improve their practice.

An area I hope to help NYCMER focus on moving forward is establishing a membership and programming structure that is that is financially sound, sustainable for the all-volunteer board and peer group leaders to run, and creates great benefits and experiences for members.


Professional Experience: 

I have worked in informal education for over 10 years, starting as a per diem educator at a science museum and working up to my current role as Manager of Education Programs at the Bronx Zoo. I have presented at local and national conferences, including NYCMER and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on topics ranging from recognizing implicit bias to implementing nature play in the classroom. For the past 6 years, I have been responsible for developing programming plans that generate over $700,000 in revenue and managing budgets to control program costs while providing high quality education experiences.


Specific Skills:

I have served as NYCMER Treasurer for the past 2 years and have a thorough understanding of the budgeting systems and accounting software that the organization uses. Additionally, I have served on multiple nonprofit boards through which I gained experience planning and executing large scale events with a team, including one of the largest ballroom competitions in the country. My project planning and communication skills have been honed through managing partnerships with several schools and one school district and running the Bronx Zoo Summer Camp program. These skills, along with my organizational skills, have served me well as NYCMER’s Treasurer.