Etsegenet "Mimi" G. Endale grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Addis Ababa University and a Master’s Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan. She is also a certified medical interpreter and a board member for the Medical Interpreters Network of Georgia. Mimi was the recipient of the Kennesaw State University Clendenin scholarship and named a Clendenin Scholar in 2014. She currently serves as a Research Teaching Assistant at KSU. In addition to her graduate experience, Etsegenet worked as a trainee/intern at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research in Geneva, where she served with in the Decentralized Cooperation Program as a project evaluator for the department's capacity building project in Afghanistan.
Mimi served as a diplomat, where she has gained immense experience in negotiation, problem solving, communication and cultural competency. She has a special interest in exploring the experiences of displaced people after resettlement including political activism, repatriation, peace building and peace making. She also has a fondness for community service, mentorship and volunteerism. Mimi is fluent in Amharic and English. She has elementary knowledge of Japanese and French. Mimi received her certification as a CoreCHI™ (Core Certification Healthcare Interpreter™) from the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and she is now a certified medical interpreter in the state of Georgia. She has also undergone training in General Mediation from Kennesaw State University’s Center for Conflict Management.