Emily Miller

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2019

Senior Advisor, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Commerce

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Emily Miller is a social entrepreneur, combat veteran, and LGBTQ advocate. She currently works as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Commerce leading strategic initiatives and access to capital programs. Emily is Co-Founder of Rumi Spice, an award-winning social enterprise that imports premium saffron directly from Afghan farmers. Rumi Spice was featured on Shark Tank and Emily was named one of the "Most Innovative Women" in Food & Wine.

Previously, Emily served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. She led an engineer platoon in Iraq and served on two deployments to Afghanistan with 75th Ranger Regiment as one of the first women with all-male Special Operations teams. Her Cultural Support Team was the subject of The New York Times bestseller, Ashley’s War. She earned her Bachelor of Science from West Point and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She serves on the board of Dog Tag Brewing Foundation and Service Women’s Action Network. In her free time, she’s an avid hiker and outdoors enthusiast.