Miranda grew up in Lake Stevens, WA where she would spend summers riding bikes with her friends along the Centennial Trail into Snohomish for ice cream. She obtained an AA in Psychology from Everett Community College, then went on to UW to earn a BA in Anthropology, and ultimately a Masters in Teaching. Prior to joining BAL, Miranda was a Program Manager at Kids Co., a non-profit providing before & after school care, summer camps and early learning opportunities to children. In her free time, Miranda enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. One accomplishment Miranda feels most proud of is making the switch to vegan eating four years ago and sticking with it.