On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Emily Miller, Deputy Director of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the U.S. Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Emily is also co-Founder of Rumi Spice, a public benefit corporation committed to empowering Afghan women by bringing flavorful, ethically sourced and socially responsible spices from Afghanistan to customers around the world. Emily shares how her experiences growing up in a loving family in the Midwest, attending West Point and finding support as an LGBGTQ+ cadet in the midst of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy;  and subsequently serving as a U.S. Army Officer on the battlefield of Afghanistan impacted the trajectory of her life. Emily also provides valuable insight into the EDA and how to work in partnership to advance innovation and entrepreneurship across the country.

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