Liza Ryan is the Organizing Director at MIRA Coalition and works with the 140+ member organizations to advance pro-immigrant policy through capacity building, education and community engagement. Before joining MIRA, she worked with the East-West Center, a diplomatic think tank in Honolulu, Hawai’i, where she organized and coordinated fellowships for high-level media, political leaders, and educators on global affairs and media development, including U.S. relations with the Muslim-majority world. Liza holds a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and Strategic Studies from Hawaiʻi Pacific University and an undergraduate degree in Intercultural Studies and Language from the University of the Nations, Amsterdam.