kimi waite

Kimi Waite, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

California State University, Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Studies

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Dr. Kimi Waite’s professional praxis is situated at the intersections of environmental justice education, geography, critical pedagogy, and social studies. An Asian American educator-activist-scholar with over 10 years of teaching experience, she has received both national and state recognition for her leadership in environmental education, social studies, and climate change education. She has a multiple subjects teaching credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, an M.Ed. from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Sustainability Education from Prescott College. Her work has been published by outlets such as PBS, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Ms. Magazine, The Progressive, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Grist, Cal Matters, Rethinking Schools, and The Journal of Curriculum & Pedagogy. She has been a requested presenter for The National Education Association, Cornell University’s Civic Ecology Lab, The North American Association for Environmental Education, and The National Geographic Society. She is an Early-Career Fellow with UCLA’s Center for Diverse Leadership in Science.