Mi Aniefuna

Mi Aniefuna

Mi Aniefuna is the senior manager of EdSurge Research.

Brief Biography

Mi Aniefuna (sounds like “My” “Ah-nee-eff-oo-nah”) is passionate about doing research that centers human stories and asks tough questions about disrupting systemic inequality and addressing people’s lived realities in the meantime. Mi’s pathway to education was his passion to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. He spent 10 years in equity consulting in higher education, independent and public schools, providing professional development for educators, and helping schools operationalize their DEI strategic plans. He has also been an adjunct instructor of public health, education, and justice studies at various universities.

Mi holds a B.A. and M.A. in criminal justice and legal studies and is working on his doctorate in health and behavior studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research focuses on designing transformative models for the future of education and addressing educational inequities as a social determinant of health. With his interdisciplinary background, Mi gets excited about topics like Black youth identity development, anti-patriarchal gender roles, and imagining and mapping food deserts.

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