Our Team

Millie Chu Baird



Senior Program Officer

Millie is the Senior Program Officer for Climate Advocacy and Equity for the Yellow Chair Foundation.  She is deeply committed fighting environmental injustice.

Prior to joining PFS, Millie worked at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) for over 20 years, most recently as the Associate Vice President in the Office of Chief Scientist.  At EDF, she led a variety of project ranging from a Google partnership that mapped hyperlocal air pollution to running state-level climate legislative campaigns.  She was also interim lead for environmental equity and justice at EDF.

Millie earned a BS and MS from Stanford University in Earth Systems Science.  She is on the boards of The Field Semester, a start-up semester school focused on equity and sustainability and Consumer Reports. Millie enjoys running, puzzles (jigsaw and crossword), hiking and is raising two teenage girls with her husband in Oakland.