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Mirvais “Mir” Aminy
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Message Mirvais “Mir” Aminy

Mirvais “Mir” Aminy

Justice Fellow

As a first-generation Afghan American, Mir is deeply committed to advancing accessibility to higher education, particularly for underserved communities such as first-generation college students, individuals impacted by the criminal justice system, youth from underserved communities, and people with disabilities. His own experience navigating higher education as a formerly incarcerated individual with a disability equips him with first-hand experience that allows him to better serve and assist his students.

Mir’s academic and professional achievements reflect his unwavering dedication to fostering inclusivity, mentorship, and educational opportunities for marginalized communities. His multifaceted background and ongoing pursuit of scholarly endeavors position him as a valuable ally in promoting positive change within higher education and beyond.

Mir is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in education with an emphasis in disability studies from Chapman University, holds a master’s from California State University Long Beach in counseling with an emphasis in student development in higher education, and holds a bachelor’s from California State University Fullerton in sociology with a concentration in deviance and crime. Mir was honored with the 2019 Steward of Place Award by the CSUF Center for Internships and Community Engagement for his impactful mentoring of youth from underserved communities.