Chrissy Milanese was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. In 2012, Chrissy graduated cum laude with a B.A. in English from Wake Forest University, where she subsequently earned an M.S.L. in Intellectual Property Law. After graduation, Chrissy interned at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and spent a year as a Legal Assistant in the Washington, D.C. area. During her 1L summer, Chrissy worked with Professor Mark McKenna, researching trademark and copyright law. Following her 2L year, Chrissy worked as a law clerk at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, DC. In her free time, she enjoys baking, running, and reading in the company of her all-powerful cat, Pushkin.