Academia: Mila Burns is a Ph.D. candidate at the History Department at The Graduate Center (CUNY). She teaches Latin American and U.S. History at Hunter College (CUNY) and Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY). Mila Burns also works as Administrative Director at the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS). In 2012, she finished her M.A. in Latin American Studies at Columbia University. She also holds a Masters degree in Social Anthropology from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (2008).
Journalism: For more than a decade, Mila Burns has been a prominent journalist in Brazil and New York. She has a B.A. from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. She is currently the anchor of Globo Notícia Américas, broadcast on Sundays at TV Globo Internacional. She has also worked at TV Globo Brasil, Globo.com and The Economist. From New York, she contributes for Brazilian publications, such as O Globo, Bravo, Marie Claire, SuperInteressante, and Mundo Estranho. She writes a daily blog for Ela Digital, from the newspaper O Globo.
Mila Burns lives in New York since January 2009, with a one year gap, when she left the city to travel around the United States driving a RV. She is the owner and founder of the media producer company Gumbo Media.