Marilyn “Mimi” Ivey began teaching at Cypress College in 2006 as an online instructor. She began her flying career as a flight attendant for Western Airlines in 1984 until the airline was bought by Delta Airlines in 1987; she has been a flight attendant for 34 years. She has continued to work at Delta, today flying the routes of Sydney, Australia and Tokyo, Japan. During her flying career, she earned a B.A. in Speech Communication from CSU Long Beach, and an M.A. in Communication Studies also from CSU Long Beach. She has been a member of the Cypress College Advisory Committee since 2006.