I FIRST ENCOUNTERED MIMA
as a student at Princeton University, where the student group founded by Adam was continuing its work of bringing student musicians each week to community centers in Trenton, NJ. I intuitively and immediately appreciated MIMA’s mission, as I then understood it. I was familiar with the rapture of musical immersion and had felt the love that springs from its shared experience. In MIMA, I encountered a group of people, diversely outrageous and admirably diligent, who seemed to embody those sentiments.
I want to create musical experiences that enthrall and stimulate, enrich and educate—experiences that affect participants as individuals while strengthening the ties between one another. I want to create these experiences for as many people as possible, particularly those who would be otherwise deprived. And I want to carry out our work as efficiently as possible, maximizing the value of each dollar gifted to MIMA.
While I’ve worked in some capacity with MIMA since my undergraduate years, I’ve also had significant experience in the non-profit sector with organizations working in education, community-building and economic development, both in the US and abroad. In addition to graduating with honors from Princeton, I graduated from the Institute on Philanthropy Voluntary Services at Georgetown University.