Mimi Plumb is a talented photographer, who was born in Berkeley, and raised in the suburb of Walnut Creek, California. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) in 1986, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from SFAI in 1976. Mimi has taught photography at the San Francisco Art Institute, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and for 28 years at San Jose State University.