Milena was born in Yerevan and immigrated to the United States when she was 10 years old. Since then she has been crafting a story to make sense of who she is and what has granted her the privelege of such a unique experience living in the Diaspora. Currently she is a Creative Writing and Women's Studies double major at Hunter College. Some of her goals for the future include publishing a memoir, and learning to read and write better Armenian. She believes that once she has mastered the Armenian language the struggle with words will be more rewarding.