Mimi Fox Melton is the Director of Tap Programs at CODE2040. As a first generation Haitian-American, Mimi’s passion lives at the intersection of black and brown liberation and empowerment. In her role at CODE2040, she wrestles with the challenge of creating community and programming to elevate emerging professionals of color as they get started in the innovation economy. Before CODE2040, Mimi co-founded and ran Code for Progress, a nonprofit coding boot camp that pays adults of color as they learn to code start careers in social justice tech. Mimi grew up in New York and is a recent transplant to the Bay Area by way of Washington DC. She loves being in the woods, making things by hand and eating, and lives in Oakland with her spouse and their dog.