Dr. MiJan Celie Tho-Biaz, Ed.D., is an oral historian and multicultural educator with a passion for narratives of personal transformation and community social change.

One of Santa Fe New Mexican’s 2017 “10 Who Made a Difference,” and University of San Francisco’s 2018 Living the Mission award recipient, MiJan currently serves as faculty with the Cultural Leadership program at the Banff Centre in Canada, and is the founder of the New Mexico Women of Color Nonprofit Leadership Initiative with the Santa Fe Community Foundation.  Previously she led the Steinem Initiative’s public policy digital storytelling pilot at Smith College.

MiJan has served as visiting scholar at the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics at Columbia University, documentarian-in-residence in the Essential Studies department at the Institute of American Indian Arts where the Rockefeller Foundation featured her work, and a keynote presenter at Carnegie Hall.