Celina Barrios-Millner leads the Immigrant Integration efforts for the City through a Fellowship funded by the Barr Foundation. In her role she is providing strategic direction to City Departments to ensure that immigrant residents and their needs are at the forefront of policy and program design and that they have a voice in decision-making settings.
An immigrant from Venezuela, Celina has devoted herself to building power in disenfranchised communities through civic engagement and community organizing. Previously she worked to advance the immigrant rights agenda locally with the groundbreaking Student Immigrant Movement and nationally with the Immigration Reform campaign where she led organizing efforts in the Northeast. She is fluent in Spanish.