Graduate Profile: Brandon Edward Miller
How many people can say they’ve sat as an intern at CNN’s international desk? Or worked as a press aide to Ambassador Madeleine K. Albright at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations? Or served in the Peace Corps for four years in Ethiopia and Madagascar, worked at World Bank in its anti-corruption unit, studied at Harvard and served as a law clerk for a federal judge?
Brandon Edward Miller ’97 can.
“My Alma experience was definitely the launching board for getting a kid from Hemlock High School all the way to Harvard Law School,” he says. “The liberal arts education and the opportunity to work so closely with faculty members is a unique experience that is hard to replicate.”
Miller created a program of emphasis in Foreign Service with the help of his advisor, Political Science Professor Sandy Hulme, so he could study more than traditional political science.
“Sandy Hulme, was—and is—an amazing resource and mentor,” says Miller. “He helped me to identify and obtain key internships that provided me with valuable professional opportunities while also tackling international relations classes.”
While at Alma, Miller was a Barlow Trophy winner, founder of PRIDE and a member of Model UN.
Today, he lives and works in Boston, Mass., where he is an associate at Weil, Gotshal, and Manges LLP, one of the top 10 law firms in the country.