With a background in architecture and a passion for nonprofit management, Milan’s career is the intersection of mission-driven work for built and cultural environments. Milan is currently the Director of the HOPE Crew at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. HOPE Crew is bringing Hands-On Preservation Experience to the next wave of preservation tradespeople. Prior to joining the National Trust, Milan was Director of Workforce and Emerging Professionals at the American Institute of Architects where she developed programming and resources for early-career professionals as well as women architects. She serves on the advisory committee for the 2023 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit and enjoys other civic leadership including the Traditional Trades Training Task Force and Preservation Priorities Task Force. Milan holds a Masters of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Arts in American Studies from University of Maryland, College Park.