Welcome, Emily Millward!Posted by Jennifer Molidor, ALDF Staff Writer on February 1, 2014
As an administrative assistant for ALDF’s Development program, Emily assists with donor support, community outreach, program development, public speaking, and philanthropy to help ALDF provide the best possible legal advocacy for animals. Emily helps thank ALDF’s generous donors for their support, and she extends our appreciation for their kindness in helping to make ALDF’s work possible.
Emily has worked for nonprofits previously, including for animal shelters as well as for organizations that work with at-risk youth. In 2013, she interned for Canine Companions for Independence and knew she wanted to focus her career on helping animals—for her, helping animals has always been a central part of life. She brings strong written and oral communication skills to this position: Emily received her bachelor’s degree in communications in 2013 from California State University, Chico, where she majored in Communications and minored in Marketing. She is the first person in her family to graduate college and is a first-generation American citizen as well as an Irish citizen.
Born and raised in Sonoma, California, she has returned to her home county after completing her education. She worked for time for a winery in Napa as a tasting room representative, but decided that she really needed to go into a career that she felt passionate about. And here she is! On weekends you can typically find her hiking throughout the valley, exploring the beauty of San Francisco. She is excited to be the newest member of the ALDF team and we are excited to have her.