Aaron Milner is a research associate with the Project on Prosperity and Development and the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development at CSIS. His current research deals with U.S. development policy, private-sector engagement, technological innovation, and urbanization around the globe. He began at CSIS as a research intern in the summer of 2016, before becoming a program coordinator, overseeing events and writing several commentaries and white papers. He graduated with a master’s in global policy studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He also earned his bachelor’s in international relations from the University of Texas at Austin, with minors in business, French, and European studies. While in graduate school, he researched and analyzed aid data with the organization Innovations for Peace and Development. Prior to graduate school, he was a financial management consultant for KPMG in Texas.