Robin Millican

Affiliated Organization:
Breakthrough Energy

Robin Millican is Director of U.S. Policy and Advocacy at Breakthrough Energy, a network of entities and initiatives founded by Bill Gates which include investment funds, nonprofit and philanthropic programs, and policy efforts linked by a common commitment to scale the technologies we need to achieve a path to net zero emissions by 2050.    

Robin leads the organization’s federal policy and advocacy strategies to accelerate the development and diffusion of clean energy technologies as well as enabling infrastructure. In this role, Robin and her team are responsible for grantmaking, coalition building, and legislative strategy. She is based in Breakthrough Energy’s Washington, DC office.

Prior to assuming this role with Breakthrough Energy, Robin led the clean energy innovation policy portfolio at Gates Ventures.

Robin has over a decade of experience in energy, science, and technology policy, including as a senior strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University, and B.A. in International Studies from Southern Methodist University.