B.A. in English, California State University, Sonoma; M.A. in Multicultural Urban Secondary Education, University of California, Berkeley. For the past few years Mitra has worked as the Writing Instructor at the Bronx Academy of Letters. While there he has quickly taken on several leadership posts, including Advisory Chair and a New York City Teaching Fellows Mentor. During the summer of 2006 Mitra was the recipient of a New Visions for New Schools Grant and was awarded the opportunity to travel throughout Spain for six weeks while she researched effective language acquisition strategies for Spanish speakers.