As a Philanthropy New York Public Policy Fellow Jo Christine Miles worked with several of our funder-led, issue-based working groups to articulate policy issues, advance public policies that support effective philanthropy and a productive non-profit sector, and promote collaboration and knowledge-sharing among funders to improve the lives of New Yorkers and communities throughout the world.
Prior to joining PNY, she had an extensive career practicing law at a private, international law firm in New York City. Although she specialized in corporate restructuring law, she dedicated substantial time working on pro bono matters, including representing low-income women in family court proceedings, drafting white papers on education policy, and submitting an amicus brief on behalf of the American Bar Association in support of a student’s right to pursue both Title IX and constitutional claims for gender discrimination in a public elementary school. She has served as member of the GMHC board of directors, as a Legal Outreach mentor to New York City public high school students, and as acting associate general counsel for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Jo Christine is passionate about community development with a particular focus on the use of partnerships across the philanthropic, private, and public sectors to connect people to resources, promote collective action, and ensure inclusive growth.
Jo Christine holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a focus on economic and political development.