Alina Mitchell

San Diego, CA, US
Field of Work 
STEM Education
Writing/Secondary Education
University of San Diego
Job Title or "Student" 
Associate Director of Academic Innovation & Technology
University of Alabama
Secondary Education & English
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
Alina Mitchell has a broad educational background extending over 12 years. She has served in the areas of K-12 education, higher education and STEM Enrichment. Alina is a former K-8 principal in Southern California. Her passion for empowering youth inspired her to become Founder/ Program Director of the Enrichment through Science, Mathematics, Athletics and Research Training (ESMART) Academy, an after-school and summer enrichment program in Atlanta, GA. She believes STEM enrichment programs expose children to professions that build communities and transform nations. Previously, she taught Basic & Intensive Writing at the University of Alabama Huntsville. She is also the former Program Coordinator of the Ben Carson Science Academy, a year-round STEM enrichment pipeline program at Morehouse School of Medicine. Throughout her career, she has introduced students to coding, 3D Virtual Reality education, robotics enrichment and SCUBA diving. Alina holds an eLearning/Instructional Design certification from Oregon State University, which she has used to develop on-line courses for secondary students and professional development training.
Writing/blogging, Reading
Race & Ethnicity 
Black or African American
Level of Participation 
Field trip participation, In-school visit, Online role model
My Experience 
I am a new Role Model.
Evenings, Weekends
Career exploration activities, Funding opportunities, Hands-on activities for students, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 
Other Program Affiliation 
Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education, University of San Diego

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