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Ji Mi Choi

Associate Vice President
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7205
Associate Vice President
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7205

Ji Mi Choi serves as an associate vice president advancing entrepreneurship and innovation utilizing her twenty-plus years of expertise in higher education at the intersection of entrepreneurial and public-private partnerships.

Previously, Ji Mi served in various fast-paced and evolving roles at New York University: early in her career at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the Arts before new media was new media; later at the Polytechnic University (now the Tandon School of Engineering at NYU), first serving as the chief of staff to the president and vice president for strategic initiatives, then later serving as the senior director of integration, leading the merger between the two institutions; and subsequently serving as the assistant vice president for global programs planning. Ji Mi has also served at the world-renowned Earth Institute at Columbia University, ultimately as chief of staff and assistant deputy director.

A long-time New Yorker by way of Seoul and an avid internationalist, Ji Mi has served in a leadership role for the United Nations Development Programme and in various capacities for numerous start-up organizations, both not-for-profit and for profit (helping take a company public in the early days of the dot-com boom), and has been involved in political campaigns.


B.A., English literature and communications, Marymount Manhattan College

M.S., Strategic communications, Columbia University

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Ji Mi Choi serves as PI or co-PI on twenty-four active grants awarded nearly $27M in funding.