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Season 5Meet the Characters

Mikisha Nation

Executive Director, Teach For America Twin Cities

Mikisha is the Executive Director of Teach For America’s Twin Cities region. Teach For America (TFA) is a national non-profit organization that believes all student should have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. TFA finds, develops, and supports a diverse network of leaders, working together to end educational inequity. With Mikisha at the helm since 2017, TFA Twin Cities has provided training, support, and mentorship to teachers and leaders who are committed to re-imagining education excellence in Minnesota so that more students learn, lead and thrive.

Mikisha, whose career has been centered around health and educational equity, has 20+ years of experience in corporate, government, and nonprofit leadership. She’s a graduate of Dartmouth College and previously worked for Target and was the Executive Director for Breakthrough Twin Cities, a nonprofit that prepares under-resourced students for college success and cultivates the next generation of educators.

Mikisha has served on multiple boards and was honored as part of the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2018. Additionally, in 2020 Mikisha was selected for Minnesota Young American Leaders Programs and was invited to join the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable. She is excited to engaged with leaders on the state and trajectory of our regional and national economic development while building cross-sector collaboration and establishing a network of new relationships.

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