Mimi Woldeyohannes graduated from the Texas Christian University of Forth Worth, Texas in 2013. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a minor in Women’s Studies.
Mimi, a member of the illustrious Delta Sigma Sorority, Inc., also serves on multiple boards, including Habeshas Vote and Learnabi. She is also an alumna of American University, earning her Master’s Degree in Public Administration in May 2018.
Mimi Woldeyohannes is an educational justice advocate with over 10 years of experience in the classroom and the education non-profit sector. She believes in the power of community-led social change and coalition building as the primary mechanisms of transforming our educational systems to make them more just and equitable for ALL students.
In her current role as the Director of External Affairs at the Center for Black Educator Development (CBED), she is responsible for developing and executing highly strategic, innovative, and collaborative partnership and communications initiatives to help expand CBED’s reach and achieve the organization’s mission of rebuilding the Black Teacher Pipeline.
She also spearheads the #WeNeedBlackTeachers national campaign that encourages future educators to explore the education field meaningfully. Before working at the Center, Mimi served as the Special Projects & Community Manager at The 74, a nonprofit education media group, where she worked on priorities from live events to partnerships to expand their portfolio of initiatives that connect with different communities across the country.