Meet Mimi Marani

What is your favorite flavor of chips?

Chips are out. Chicago mix is in.


What is your role at Riipen?

Academic Connecting Associate


What does your role focus on?

I’m only two weeks in so I’m not going to lie, I’m still figuring it out! But I’m loving it. Essentially, I work closely with academic communities in an effort to create awareness of Riipen amongst educators in an effort to bring news into the Riipen ecosystem. I work to show them how Riipen can add value for their students and help improve learning outcomes for their class.


What gets you out of bed in the morning?

My incredibly lovely roommate playing the piano.


What’s a book you love, a quote, or something you think everyone should listen to or know?

“i want to apologize to all the women i have called pretty.
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave.
iam sorry imade it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on iwill say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary.
not because i don’t think you’re pretty.
but because i need you to know
you are more than that” – rupi kaur


In your words, what’s the best part of working at Riipen?

Working with a team of people equally as passionate about positive educational outcomes as I am. Nerds unite!


What’s your best piece of advice to a student?

Take classes you think are cool, just for the hell of it. There will never again be a time in your life when you have such easy access to a wide breadth of education and people who are passionate about engaging. Oh, and put away your phone in class.