Mia Russell

Mia Russell is the Executive Assistant at JANM, and also manages the Japanese American Confinement Sites Consortium. Previously, she was Executive Director of Friends of Minidoka, the Idaho-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the Minidoka incarceration site. Russell earned a B.A. in the humanities from Soka University of America and an M.A. in Applied Historical Research from Boise State University. For her graduate thesis, she developed Minidoka NHS, a walking tour mobile app for Minidoka National Historic Site. She is a co-author of Minidoka National Historic Site (Images of America).

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Thanks a Million, Norm!

Norman Y. Mineta, Board of Trustees Chair at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), was a fount of inspiration for the younger generation. An extraordinary leader and mentor, Secretary Mineta inspired careers in a range of disciplines, exemplified kindness and diplomacy, and recognized the potential in everyone. His light lives on in all of us. On Saturday, June 25, 2022, JANM will host a Celebration of Life in his honor. Read on for our memories of Norm and more details about the upcoming event. * * * * * Rob Buscher (President of the Philadelphia JACL and board chair of the Phila…

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