Program Manager, Youth Action Council
Mia holds a B.A. from Louisiana State University in International Relations and Spanish. She completed her studies living in Quito, Ecuador where she researched the critical role of music in preserving indigenous Quechua language and traditions with the Universidad de San Francisco Quito. While she was there she completed her thesis which explored the politics of sexuality through the lens of the LGBTQ+ community living in Quito. These experiences have catapulted her desire to explore music therapy and to make it accessible to vulnerable populations. She works as a BIPOC leader within the mutual aid group Southern Solidarity and spends her time collaborating and organizing to address the needs of our unhoused community members in New Orleans. She aspires to a sustainable future by learning how to decentralize sources of aid by creating a more holistic community network built on the exchange and sharing of resources. Mia first became involved with Puentes a LUNA intern. We are excited to announce she is the newest member of our staff.