Edelmira "Mimi" Kitchen is currently the teaching artist and facilitator of the Theatrical Journey Project at CentroNía. Mimi has a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Literature and translation and a minor in music. She has always held positions working to assist families and her community and has held jobs such as teaching Spanish and English at Columbia Heights Education campus, assistant director and gymnastics instructor at the YMCA of Arlington Woodmont Gymnastics Center and many others.
She has had a long history with CentroNía, in which she started working under a variety of roles when CentroNía was still recognized as the Calvary Bilingual Multicultural Learning Center. She first started as a Summer Youth Employment Program worker, then a school age counselor, and finally an intake coordinator.
Mimi loves music, art, and nature. One of her passions is to use her talents to help others, especially to help them see, explore, and share their own talents as they grow.