Community Organizer, Health Justice
Mia Soto is the Community Organizer for the Health Justice Program at NYLPI, where she provides impactful community advocacy and organizing necessary to challenge immigrant health disparities, expand access to healthcare for all New Yorkers and dismantle both oppressive systemic and institutional barriers. At NYLPI, Mia leads the medical-legal-community partnership which focuses on addressing the human rights crisis in immigration detention. Mia also has a leading role in developing, implementing and supporting community campaigns necessary in creating equitable and honest structural change. Prior to joining NYLPI, Mia worked to uplift the lives and voices of New York City’s most marginalized community members by supporting the social justice efforts of local government and other leading nonprofits. Additionally, her commitment to social justice solidified during her national volunteer service as an AmeriCorps VISTA, where she had the opportunity to support immigrant families obtain critically needed services. Mia received her B.A. in Human Rights and Political Science from the City University of New York at Hunter College.