Re-Imagining Migration was founded in 2017 as a project of the UCLA Graduate School of Education by Carola Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, and Adam Strom. Verónica Boix-Mansilla, from Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, led the development of the Re-Imagining Migration framework as part the collaboration with Carola Suárez-Orozco and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, then at the University of California Los Angeles and Adam Strom at Re-imagining Migration.
We became an independent 501c3 in 2021.
Karel S. Karpe, Re-Imagining Migration’s Development Consultant, is a highly experienced nonprofit professional with a diverse background in the legal, corporate, and nonprofit sectors. After years spent as a corporate lawyer, Karel moved over to the field of nonprofit development and grants. Karel brings a skill set of donor engagement, grant writing, and foundation engagement. Karel assists in the development and execution of the philanthropic and engagement goals of Re-Imagining Migration.
Meisha Lamb-Bell is the Program Director at Re-Imagining Migration. Meisha is a dedicated educator with a profound commitment to expanding social impact through fostering equitable access to education, vital resources, and purposeful programming. As a Questbridge scholar, Meisha’s unwavering dedication lies in cultivating inclusive academic environments that not only ignite a lifelong passion for learning but also galvanize collective action. Throughout her academic journey at Brown University, Meisha actively engaged in endeavors aimed at enhancing college access and facilitating successful matriculation. After graduating from Brown, Meisha started her career in public finance, optimizing funding for the higher education and nonprofit team. Before joining RIM, she served as a classroom teacher where she prioritized student joy, community building, and illuminating and eliminating covert and compounding barriers to equity.
Adam Strom has a proven track record of leveraging education to build belonging and develop an understanding of the roots of polarization and hate. He is the Executive Director of Re-Imagining Migration, a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the education and well-being of immigrant-origin youth, decrease bias and hatred against young people of diverse origins, and help rising generations develop the understanding and habits of heart and mind that are necessary to build and sustain welcoming and inclusive communities. Before helping to found Re-Imagining Migration, Adam was a long-time member of the senior leadership team at Facing History and Ourselves, where he led the content development team. The educational resources developed under Adam’s direction have been used in tens of thousands of classrooms and experienced by millions of students worldwide, including numerous resource books, study guides, and films on identity, immigration, and prejudice.
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