As a student in the political science program at the University of Vermont, from which he graduated in 2012, Patrick Milliken gained professional experience as a campaign intern for Jim Condos, who was running for secretary of state in Vermont. In this role, Patrick Milliken distributed literature to donors and voters in such communities as Burlington and Jericho.
While pursuing his studies, the undergraduate balanced his academic commitments with duties as a restaurant server at Trader Dukes, located near Jericho. Recognized for his ability to provide quality service to all visitors, he became a trainer for new servers and performed both opening and closing duties.
Patrick Milliken currently serves as an editorial assistant for The Lyric Poetry Magazine. Responsible for prescreening and prioritizing the consideration of submitted work, he also writes profiles for accepted contributors and proofreads to-be-published issues. He comes to this role backed by experience with high-interest news source TheRichest.com, where as a freelance writer he researched and wrote published articles.