Zoe Milligan is currently studying environmental planning as part of the Masters of Environmental Studies degree at the University of Waterloo (UW). She is an active member of the Association of Graduate Planners (AGP), and has served as their Vice President Social. Zoe graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies Degree completing the Environment and Resource Studies Honours - Co-op program, with a minor in Biology. Concurrently, she completed an Ecological Restoration & Rehabilitation Diploma. Her undergraduate honors thesis was on agro-praire novel ecosystems and the ability of maintaining livestock grazing on native prairie ecosystems in Ontario.
The co-op program at UW has provided Zoe with a rich employment history, some of which include working as a Junior Biologist for the Environment and Infrastructure Team at AMEC, and as an Assistant Environmental Project Officer for PWGSC dealing with the federal government parliament buildings and site management operations. Pre-and post graduation she worked for Imperial Oil as an Environmental and Regulatory Advisor in which she dealt with many varying project aspects such as construction, water, solid waste, wildlife management as well as on reclamation initiatives. Before starting her Masters, she was employed at Native Plant Source/Thompson Environmental Ltd. working on numerous restoration, green infrastructure, and planning projects in and around Southern Ontario as an Assistant Environmental Biologist.
Zoe’s current research interests lie in water management, parks/corridor planning, ecological restoration, green infrastructure, and low impact development in urban and rural settings.