Milli Legrain is WOLA’s Editorial Director. She is responsible for coordinating the organization’s written and multimedia content in English and Spanish as well as positioning the research and advocacy of our team of topnotch experts in the media. She brings to this role more than 18 years of experience in journalism and communications in Latin America, Europe and the United States.
As a multilingual communications consultant, her recent experience has included work for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the International Institute on Race and Equality, the Due Process of Law Foundation, and the Inter-American Development Bank. Prior to this she served as Communications Coordinator for the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL).
She has reported for The Guardian, Telemundo, Folha de São Paulo and Proceso magazine and was the Washington Correspondent for Univision during the 2016 presidential elections.
She reported from Mexico on deportations under the Trump administration and on the risks of labor trafficking faced by seasonal migrants to the U.S.. As a grantee of the International Women’s Media Foundation she traveled to El Salvador to report on the rehabilitation of gang members through the Evangelical Church and to Texas to report on labor abuses in the poultry industry.
She has lived and worked in Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Chile in addition to Washington, D.C..