Michaela Millender, Program Officer, The Soufan Center

Program Officer

Michaela Millender


Michaela Millender is the Program Officer at The Soufan Center. She has experience in research, data analysis, and project management, and her research focuses on far-right extremism, migration, humanitarian access, and the United Nations.

Prior to joining The Soufan Center, Michaela served as a research analyst at the Global Disinformation Index, as well as for the United Nation’s UN75 Initiative which produced the report UN75: The Future We Want, the UN We Need. She also spent several years working in the non-profit sector where she provided support in grant management, donor relations, event coordination, and leadership development.

Michaela was awarded a Master of Science in Global Affairs from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, with a concentration in international development and humanitarian assistance and specializations in the United Nations and data analytics. She also attended the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in International and Area Studies with a minor in Italian language.