Milena Díaz


Milena Díaz is a climate displacement researcher and immigrants' rights advocate. She earned a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution with a certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University, where her work focused on the intersection of climate change and migration. As a Graduate Researcher for the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, Milena researched climate vulnerability and other displacement risks for a report on post-return mobility in Nigeria for the 2021 Migration Governance and Asylum Crises report. 

Milena also has extensive experience supporting legal services and advocacy initiatives for asylum seekers and migrants. As an Immigration Paralegal with Sosa Law, her work includes drafting legal forms, court preparation, and case monitoring. Milena was previously the legal services coordinator for Human Rights First, where she provided legal services to asylum seekers and supported their pro bono attorneys. Milena has also worked for the Central American Resource Center on policy and education initiatives for hard-to-reach immigrant populations to support their access to social services. At the Georgetown University Center for Social Justice, Milena led a program-specific Advocacy Committee for immigrant families and developed curricula to support social justice teaching and learning.

Milena also holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Religious Studies from the University of South Florida, Tampa Bay. She is fluent in Spanish.