A geography lover since day one, Mimi solidified her interest in the subject in Kenya during an undergraduate semester with the National Outdoor Leadership School. After receiving her MS from Clark University in international development and social change, Mimi launched her own fair trade business in 1989. She visited many craft cooperatives and women’s organizations in Latin America during the 1990s and was the founding executive director of the Fair Trade Federation.

Mimi currently serves as research associate at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies and as professional development director at the Choices Program. Through those programs she works with global education, conducting workshops on contested international issues for secondary level social studies educators throughout the United States.