Nimah Gobir is an artist and educator from California’s Bay Area. She completed her undergraduate studies with a B.A. in Peace Studies and B.F.A. in Studio Art. Primarily a painter, her personal studio practice examines race and identity as well as lowering the barriers to art-making through participatory practices. Most recently, Nimah had created a series of coloring pages including a coloring book of black women entitled The Coloring Book and collaborative coloring pages for Harvard’s 2018 Alumni of Color Conference. Nimah joins SJSA with worldwide arts education experiences including having completed a Fulbright ETA scholarship in Kolkata, India where she incorporated arts-based practices into 6th-9th grade classrooms. Additionally, Nimah has participated in research about the intersection of arts and education as an assistant and podcast co-producer. Upon receiving her Ed. M at Harvard Graduate School of Education, she hopes to continue her work with art and empowerment in early childhood education.