Palmer Mills is a Senior Associate at trepwise, where she supports all facets of client engagements and helps to ensure that projects are executed to the highest level of quality. She provides primary research, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and client communications and management. Palmer also supports the growth of trepwise internally, working closely with the Director of Brand and Culture.
Prior to joining trepwise, Palmer worked with a variety of non-profits in New Orleans that provide support for adults and youth who were formerly incarcerated and/or experiencing homelessness. Palmer brings experience in both behind-the-scenes capacity building and client facing direct-care, including marketing and communications, donor cultivation, research, data analysis, and program design and execution.
Palmer graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University with a triple major in Political Science, Sociology, and English. While at Tulane, Palmer engaged with the New Orleans community through a women and youth mentoring program and through her work at Eden House, a program for survivors of human trafficking, and the ACLU of Louisiana. Inspired by the incredible work of nonprofits across the city, Palmer decided to join the ecosystem herself, taking a role in development and volunteer program management at Covenant House New Orleans, the second largest youth homeless shelter in the country.
Prior to attending Tulane, Palmer majored in dance at a performing arts high school in Houston. She has kept dance close to her heart and is a company member with both the Mélange Dance Company and Ellevate Dance Company. When she’s not dancing, you can find Palmer outside – whether it’s by the bayou, exploring a national park, or just enjoying the New Orleans sun.