Mimi has a wealth of local, state, and federal experience and a passion for early childhood issues. Before joining the Alliance, Mimi was a Senior Associate on the Pew Charitable Trusts Home Visiting Campaign and the MacArthur Results First Initiative.
Mimi has extensive experience working in state policy and raising awareness among legislators for quality early childhood services. She served as a senior fiscal analyst for the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee, where she prepared and presented annual budget recommendations to legislative committees for the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, the Department of Workforce Solutions, and a number of other state commissions and agencies.
Mimi is a former policy analyst for the Albuquerque City Council, a mayoral fellow with the City of Chicago, an AmeriCorps volunteer, and a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Fellow. In 2013, she was selected as an NCSL Early Learning Fellow.
Mimi has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Salem College in North Carolina and a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.