Paul Paz y Miño has lived in Chiapas, Mexico and Quito, Ecuador, promoting human rights and community development and working directly with indigenous communities. Paz y Miño joined Amazon Watch in 2007, and currently serves as the organization's Associate Director. Since 1995, he has volunteered as Colombia Country Specialist for Amnesty International USA and was the Guatemala/Chiapas Program Director at the Seva Foundation for seven years. Paz y Miño is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and served on the board of Peace Brigades International USA.
He holds an MA in International Affairs from George Washington University.