Milena's an Associate Professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Ohio, where she teaches International Law, International War Crimes, Commercial Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Her personal blog, as well as her publications, reflect those interests. Among those most recent is a 2010 article on "Fighting Piracy in Somalia" -- the subject as well of her guest post below, written from the Seychelles, an island state in the Indian Ocean.
Milena holds a bachelor's degree summa cum laude in French literature/Political Science from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, master's cum laude in French-American law and in private international law from Université Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), and a J.D. magna cum laude from Cornell Law School, where she served as general editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. After graduation, she was an Adjunct Law Professor at Cornell, teaching in its International War Crimes Clinic. Milena practiced law as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York.
As have other IntLawGrrls before her, Milena dedicates her post to foremother Eleanor Roosevelt, former U.S. 1st Lady and human rights activist. (image credit)