Mili Jobanputra

Born and raised in Edmonton, Mili is delighted to be part of the Next Up 7 Edmonton Cohort. Mili discovered a passion for sexual health and gender education while taking sociology and psychology classes during her undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta. As such, she switched from a design major in pursuit of an education in Social Work at the University of Calgary where she completed her program. Mili enjoys working directly with others in her social justice efforts and strives to use her privilege to provide spaces for those whose voices are silenced. Her dream job involves working with youth to promote positive personal identities through sexual health education by challenging the scare tactics often present within gender and sexuality issues. Through Next Up, Mili hopes to continually be challenged as she grows in her understandings and abilities as a leader and ally. In her meantime, you may find her spending time with her family, outside on a walk or weeknight dancing. The character Mili most identifies with is her idol, Tina Belcher. (If you haven’t already seen Bob’s Burgers, you need to.)