Hometown: Hinsdale, IL
Education: History, Yale University
Miranda grew up in Hinsdale, IL, a suburb of Chicago, and recently graduated from Yale University. Throughout her life, books and stories have offered her new ways to see the world, and she is excited to share that experience with students. Miranda majored in history, fascinated by social movements in the US and social justice struggles that continue into the present. In college, she was also part of the Education Studies program, where she learned about education policy and how to think critically about educational inequalities. Miranda had the opportunity to spend two summers teaching writing at Breakthrough in Denver, a nonprofit summer program for middle schoolers. Those summers full of growth, community, and fun inspired her to pursue teaching. Miranda is thrilled to be in New York City supporting Blue Engine’s mission in 10th grade ELA. Besides school, she loves soccer, listening to music, and cats.