Mrs. Milligan has spent her career dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families through scientific advancements and social equality. Trained in public health and international relations, Emily brings years of experience managing research portfolios and transforming business processes. Previously, she worked for the United Nations in Brazil and Nicaragua and was a vital contributor at Columbia University and New York University. She went on to join JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) where she headed the research operations and scientific teams and oversaw an average annual $100 million research portfolio. Most recently, Emily launched an $80 million, mission-driven venture fund that invests in companies developing life-saving products for individuals living with type one diabetes. She has consulted for many non-profits, including the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen.
Emily cherishes the 4 children in her life - Anaclara (21), Leonardo (10), Laura (9), and Camilo (4) - and spends a majority of her down time traveling with her husband, Daniel, and their family. She is an active member of her community in Needham, Massachusetts, and volunteers her time for other organizations focused on social change and alleviating human suffering. She is also an avid cyclist and landscaper and most loves spending time on the family farms.