Kyle McMillen

Kyle McMillen

Graduating from GVSU in 2013, Kyle McMillen obtained his Bachelor of Science with a double major in
History and Political Science and a minor in International Relations. Kyle’s time at GVSU was filled with
fond memories. Outside of the classroom, he served as the President of the GVSU College Democrats
and became a member of the GVSU Amnesty International Chapter. Kyle also noted great relationships
with his professors, saying, “Professors like Dr. Walhof, Dr. Zinman, and Dr. Tafel really pushed me to
think critically, become a more refined researcher, and gave me the confidence I needed to go into
graduate school and continue to pursue politics and advocacy as a career path.” Once Kyle obtained his
bachelor’s degree, he pursued his master’s degree with an emphasis in 20th Century American History
at Eastern Michigan University.

While working on his master’s degree, Kyle began his career as a classroom teacher and a community
organizer. In 2014, he served as a team member for U.S. Senator Gary Peters, and as a campus organizer
for NextGen Climate Action. From there, Kyle attended the University of California, Riverside, where he
pursued a doctorate degree in education. He further developed his skills as an advocacy expert while
working as an outreach director for Educators for Excellence in Los Angeles, where he fought for more
equitable funding.

Kyle has played an active role in politics and policy making, from researching energy and education
policy in Washington D.C. to working on various political campaigns, including a U.S. Senate campaign
and a grassroots organizational campaign focused on climate change. Today, Kyle lives in Philadelphia,
PA, where he is currently the Senior Project Manager at Parker Philips, Inc., a women-owned boutique
consulting firm with projects involving public affairs and marketing with research and analysis. As the
Senior Project Manager, Kyle works with clients in the advocacy and government relations sectors to
help craft narratives and outreach strategies to achieve their goals. Additionally, he works within the
research and economic impact department to execute Economic Impact Reports for large educational,
cultural, and governmental institutions.

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