Robin Millican

Senior Director of U.S. Policy and Advocacy at Breakthrough Energy


Robin Millican is Senior Director of U.S. Policy and Advocacy at Breakthrough Energy, a network of entities and initiatives founded by Bill Gates which include investment funds, philanthropic programs, and policy efforts linked by a common commitment to scale clean energy technologies. She oversees a team of experts who develop the organization’s long-term strategies to advance federal and state policy priorities across sectors including power, industry, buildings, transportation, and agriculture. Her team is also responsible for philanthropic giving to partner organizations.

Prior to assuming this role with Breakthrough Energy, Robin led the clean energy innovation policy portfolio at Gates Ventures, the private office of Mr. Gates. 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 to U.S. Senator John Cornyn.


B.A. from Southern Methodist University, Master of Public Policy from Duke University

Area of Expertise

Public Policy, Strategy, Philanthropy