As the legal services coordinator in the Los Angeles office, Milena provides legal services to asylum seekers and their pro bono attorneys and supports the attorneys within the Los Angeles office. She is responsible for conducting screenings and intake interviews of potential clients, and assists with ongoing case management, among her other duties.
Prior to joining Human Rights First, Milena worked for the Central American Resource Center in Washington, D.C. There, she provided educational outreach about relevant COVID-19 legislation, assisted community residents in accessing social services, and developed strategies to reach hard-to-reach immigrant populations. Milena also worked for the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service at Georgetown University where she led a program specific Advocacy Committee for immigrant families, supported the logistics of DC and global immersion programs for faculty and staff, and developed curricula to support social justice teaching and learning.
Milena holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Religious Studies from the University of South Florida, Tampa Bay. She also holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution with a certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University, Washington, DC. She is fluent in Spanish.