Kimi Waite is a graduate of UCLA’s Teacher Education Program and the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Sustainability Education at Prescott College.
Kimi is passionate about inspiring and leading PK-12 students and teachers to take local action for global change. A global educator, her professional teaching career spans three countries. She presents and shares best practices with educators throughout California as a teacher leader for the California Global Education Project. She is a 2019 Environmental Education 30 Under 30, awarded by the North American Association for Environmental Education, U.S. Forest Service, and the Global Environmental Education Partnership. She is involved with statewide policy initiatives and serves on the UC-CSU Environmental and Climate Literacy Project Summit steering committee, and the in-service sub-committee. Kimi recently joined the Board of Directors of the California Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education. Kimi is the team leader of EcoBlitz, an interdisciplinary environmental education program developed by a team of California based National Geographic Explorers and National Geographic Certified Educators.