Mimi is a lifelong Chicagoan, currently living just outside Chicago, in Lincolnwood.

Language unifies her work: the language of film, the language of stories, the language of book narratives and television guests, the meta-knowledge embedded in English grammar and linguistics, the narratives of first-year college writing students, the language of place, the language of photography, the language of a personal essay.

Using language carries responsibility. What gets to be said, how it is said, and how it will be understood are questions that challenge and often inhibit expression.

Mimi’s work resists conventional ways of thinking and reflects her own persistent recalculation and assessment. 

Work Experience

Multi-Media Studio Assistant, Negative Conformer, Optical Camera Operator, Assistant Film Editor, Film Editor, Independent Film Producer and Director, Co-Founder of the Jewish Film Foundation, Assistant Midwest Regional Director for Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, Production Assistant at Harpo Productions (Oprah’s Book Club), Writing Center Tutor at Columbia College, Chicago,Teaching Assistant at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Senior Lecturer in English Composition and Grammar at the University of Illinois at Chicago