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About Mike

Michael Gebreslassie, born and raised in Eritrea, embarked on education, leadership and community organization that has shaped is identity and aspirations. 


After completing a Masters in Environmental Education and Diplomatic Leadership in Japan, he moved to the US in 2015. He taught for six years in Oakland and currently serve as a Vice Principal at Fremont High School. Mike completed his Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice in May 2023 at California State University, East Bay. 


Beyond the school walls, Mike’s commitment to community engagement remains steadfast. He has work closely with various African communities throughout California, offering support and advocacy to immigrants navigating new terrain. 


Through volunteer initiatives, he continues to bridge cultural divides and promote unity within diverse experiences. Through collaborative efforts and grassroots initiatives, Mike has worked tirelessly to uplift and empower African immigrants, advocating for rights and providing a supportive network to navigate the challenges of acculturation. Mike’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of education, the resilience of the human spirit,and the boundless potential of community collaboration. Mike joins PAN driven by a passion to promote Pan-Africanism and a deep-rooted desire to effect positive change while embracing each day as an opportunity to inspire, empower, and uplift the African diaspora.

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