Jimmieka Mills

Fellow & Project Consultant

Jimmieka Mills is a strategic consultant, journalist, public speaker and activist. Raised in Oakland, California, Jimmieka experienced first-hand the effects of poverty and since 2016 has used her voice and her pen to bring awareness to the barriers faced by the most marginalized among our society. Jimmieka has worked as a consultant for Lumina Foundation, Hope Lab for College Community and Justice, and Young Invincibles to name a few. Her work focuses on elevating individuals and communities experiencing homelessness as well as housing and food insecurity, many of which are college student populations. Jimmieka sits on the board of directors of the Faculty and Students Together Fund and serves as a frequent peer reviewer of research focused on issues faced by marginalized communities.

Education

AA | Houston Community College

Past Work

Houston SNAP Report | SNAP Taskforce

#RealCollege Food Insecurity Report | Hope4College

Co-producer | Invisible Documentary

“Too Broke to Learn” | OpenStax/Rice University
Part 1: Meet Jimmieka
Part 2: Opportunity knocks
Part 3: Against all odds
Part 4: Experience, the best teacher

Favorite Friday Activity

Good music, better food and great drinks with loved ones!