Born and raised in New York to two Japanese immigrants, Miki Takeshita is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago. She majored in history, specializing in urban history. During her time at UChicago, she was a member of the Japanese American Citizens League, where she led a group of 10 Japanese American youth on a four-day pilgrimage to Manzanar, one of the Japanese American incarceration camps, and facilitated workshops on race, identity and allyship. She also interned at Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a nonprofit that advances immigrant rights. Currently she is working as a College Advisor for High School for Art & Design in New York, where she advises 400 underrepresented, first-generation minority seniors on their college applications. Following the Humanity in Action fellowship, Miki will start her master’s in urban policy at Sciences Po in Paris fellowship as a Fulbright Scholar.
Updated May 2018
More from Yumika (Miki) Takeshita
Filling the Gaps: Career Guidance + Navigating College
Senior Fellow Yumika Takeshita organized a series of workshops to expose students to different professions and to get them ready for college.
Thank you to our 2020 US Review and Admissions Committees
As every year, Humanity in Action received many applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year. We are so grateful to the dedicated Senior Fellows and friends who volunteered their time and energy in reading and reviewing applications.
Thank you to our 2019 US Review and Admissions Committees
John Lewis Fellowship 2018 Reflection
John Lewis Fellows Reflective Essays 2018
Announcing the 2018 Humanity in Action Fellows