Emily McMillan was born and raised in Midland, Texas. She moved to Boston to attend art school at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. A love of drawing and a passion for environmental stewardship lead her to pursue a Master's in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2013. During her time at the GSD she was awarded a Penny White Grant to study public spaces in the Texas Colonias. She brings a background in visual arts, agriculture, small scale garden design and environmental education. Her past experience includes working in the southwest on community service design projects in East Austin and developing municipal grants for rural towns near Marfa, Texas.