Mimi was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and grew up in the great state of Texas. Prior to joining 50CAN, Mimi served as a Teach For America corps member, teaching fourth grade in San Antonio, Texas. After spending two years in the public school system, she moved back to her hometown of Dallas to teach fifth grade at KIPP.
Inside the classroom, she quickly learned of the inequities and discrepancies in the education system and has since dedicated her life to ensuring that every child has access to excellent and equitable educational opportunities. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!).