Neema “Nem” Murimi
Neema “Nem” Murimi is the Program Director for AFSC's Appalachian Center for Equality. Neema is a Kenyan-American woman from Louisiana who cares deeply about people and catalyzing longitudinal change on both individual and collective levels. For the past 12 years, she has worked across the advocacy and mental health field with a devotion to the mutual championing that occurs when people listen to and activate one another. Her primary passion is race reconciliation and engaging in tough yet honest conversations in order to ignite unity, interconnectedness, and equity. In her day-to-day life, Neema enjoys watching movies, writing poetry, reading, exercising, painting, singing, dancing, cooking, and going to live music shows. She earned her B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in English from Louisiana Tech University and her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University New Orleans.