Mia-lia Boua Kiernan

International Detention Coalition

Mia-lia Boua Kiernan is Communications & Engagement Coordinator of International Detention Coalition.

Mia-lia has a long history of grassroots multi-level organising in the US, including co-founding a community organisation to campaign against the detention, deportation, and separation of Cambodian refugee families, as well as organising alongside deportee communities in Cambodia.

She believes strongly in the need for directly impacted people, families, and communities to lead and guide advocacy work on issues that affect their own lives. She holds a BA in International and Area Studies and an MA in Public Policy and Management.