Celina Barrios-Millner is Co-vice President of the Office of Race and Equity Research at the Urban Institute, managing the office’s support for equity-oriented research and practice.
Barrios-Millner brings 20 years of experience advancing transformational equity and inclusion strategies through the public sector. She was recently appointed by Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey to serve on the state’s Advisory Council on Latino Empowerment.
Earlier in her career, Barrios-Milner served in senior roles in Boston, where she was charged with embedding equity and racial justice into all city planning and operations. She established the city’s Supplier Diversity program, oversaw the city’s local hiring policy, and helped design the city’s Immigrant Advancement Agenda.