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Koa Mirai

Loan Officer & Financial Specialist kmirai@propelnonprofits.org 612.249.6682

I am a cultural anthropologist-turned-lender and financial specialist. I enjoy partnering with fantastic nonprofit clients to build capacities around capital management and financial sustainability while simultaneously learning much about money myself. As a researcher, educator, and nonprofit consultant, I’ve worked closely with folks directing social change in widely diverse settings, both here in the Twin Cities and back home in India. Like them, I’m committed to tackling structural inequalities that organize our world(s), and a redistribution of capital and financial knowledge aligns powerfully with this vision. Most importantly, I value relationships with the people I work with and believe truly generative insights come out of attentiveness, curiosity, and deep personal engagement.

Other recent life highlights: performing with Aniccha Arts in a parking lot, serving on (the super rad) Family Tree Clinic’s board, driving solo through the Black Hills, and revisiting New Taiwanese cinema.

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