Born in Bellingham, Washington to a migrant farmworker family, Mily worked in agricultural fields since age eight. Mily was a union organizer with the UFW in the 70s and 80s, while raising her son as a single mom. She co-founded “Mujeres Mexicanas”, and co-founded Líderes Campesinas in 1992, the first state-based farmworker women's grassroots organization, where she served as Executive Director for 12 years. In 2011 co-founded Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, as the first national grassroots based farmworker women's organization. Mily has won numerous awards for her tireless efforts, has earned multiple degrees, and sits on many advisory boards.
Alianza Nacional de Campesinas