Director of Trans Initiatives, Destination Tomorrow
Mimi Shelton, M.S.Ed (She/Her) Director of Trans Initiatives is a black, queer, trans woman educator and Director of Trans Initiatives. She has lived in New York City for the past four years and is originally from Louisa County, Virginia. Prior to her position at DT, Mimi taught middle school English in private schools in NYC and Philadelphia. Mimi received her bachelor’s degree in English and African American studies from The College of William and Mary and her Master’s of Science in Education (M.S.Ed) from the University of Pennsylvania. Her pedagogy, research, and facilitation emphasizes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for underrepresented students and faculty, especially BIPOC TGNCGNB, at all levels of education. Her publications include a blog post for GLSEN entitled “4 Ways You Can Support Black, Queer, Trans & GNC Educators Today” (2019) and a written contribution within Charity-Hudley, Dickter, and Franz’s (2017) The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research: Success in and Beyond College. In 2020, Mimi was a featured talent in the Dove Pride 2020 Campaign, “Nothing More Beautiful,” directed by Tourmaline.