Mimi Loftus started her professional career in New York City teaching Literature, Writing, and Psychology at Monroe College in the Bronx, and then English and History at the Beacon School in Manhattan. After taking a complement of students to Cuba in 2000, Mimi moved to New Orleans (the northernmost Caribbean country!) where she was invited to participate in the National Writing Project. Shortly thereafter, she joined New Orleans Access Television as Education Coordinator and Senior Writer where Mimi produced educational programming, wrote and administered several training grants, consulted on all film training programs developed by the City of New Orleans, and helped design curriculum for media programs offered in local schools. In addition, she wrote the curriculum for film and video production, certified by the State of Louisiana, and taught Screenwriting and Introduction to Production at Louisiana Technical College. In 2009, Mimi returned to New York and to Monroe College as Director of the Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum. She was also a member of the Honors Executive Board, the Honors Program Coordinator for the Bronx campus, and taught Honors sections of Film as Literature, Expository Writing, and The Psychology of Child Development.
A freelance writer since 2003, Mimi writes grants, submissions for RFQs and RFPs, feasibility studies, advertising copy, and screenplays. One of her feature-length screenplays was independently produced and internationally distributed through Maverick Entertainment.
An avid traveler, Mimi has been to 40 US states and 14 foreign countries. She is literate in Spanish, and conversational in French and Italian. She earned her BA from the University of Massachusetts, her MA from Boston University, and a certificate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. When she’s not scolding her students for ending sentences in prepositions, Mimi is hanging out with her dog Phoenix, attending nerdy events with Koko, spending time with her family, and practicing Jedi mind tricks on unsuspecting Padawans.