Biko McMillan is an analyst with Bellwether in the Policy and Evaluation practice area.
Prior to Bellwether, Biko was a policy analyst with the U.S. Virgin Islands Bureau of Economic Research in the Office of the Governor. There, he supported the director and chief economist in collecting and analyzing data to better understand the territory’s economy. Biko also drafted, edited, and reviewed legislation and senate testimony, liaised with private and public stakeholders, and advised the director within their capacity as one of the Governor’s policy advisors. Before working in public policy, he served as a research technician at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Biko holds bachelor’s degrees in biological sciences and Spanish from Southern Methodist University.
Why I do this work:
Coming from a low-income background and receiving an education from an underserved public education system in the U.S. Virgin Islands taught me firsthand how education quality impacts quality of life. Though I had the privilege of “making it out,” not all of my classmates did. I do this work to ensure that success in locales like where I grew up is less a function of luck and more a function of intentional policy decisions.