Why are you running?
I’m running for School Board because Nashville’s future rests on making sure every child, in every neighborhood, has access to a high quality public education. I have spent the last decade advocating for kids, and I am deeply acquainted with the challenges our kids face inside and outside the classroom.
In addition to my hands-on experience advocating for kids and their education, I bring a wealth of experience listening and responding to concerns, analyzing policy, participating in data-driven decision making, and solving complex problems– but most importantly, working with a team to get things done.
- Bracken County High School, Brooksville, Kentucky
- Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy, Kentucky Wesleyan College
- Master’s of Theological Studies, Vanderbilt Divinity School
- Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Tennessee College of Law
Miranda grew up in a small town in northern Kentucky. Like her father and his mother, she is a graduate of Bracken County High School. She received a piano scholarship and academic scholarship to Kentucky Wesleyan College and became the first person in her family to attend college.
During college, Miranda worked with several non-profit organizations and developed a love for community service and mentoring young people. She moved to Nashville in 2001 to attend Vanderbilt Divinity School and to pursue her passion for service. While at Vanderbilt, Miranda became passionate about social justice and decided that a law degree would provide her with the skills to be an effective advocate and, if she played her cards right, a career that would pay the bills.
Miranda practiced law with Stites & Harbison for eight years in the areas of real estate, conservation, and finance, and is currently Director and Counsel with UBS Investment Bank.She has been a Big Sister through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program for seven years and has been a member and co-chair of its Ambassadors Circle Leadership Program. Her experience advocating for her Little's education resulted in MNPS asking her to sit on its Charter School Application Review Committee, which she did for several years. Miranda has also served as a mentor for a teenager in foster care through Governor Bredesen's Mentoring Initiative since shortly after its launch in 2007, and from 2013-2014, she served on the Davidson County Foster Care Review Board.
Miranda is a member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee (Chair, 2013-2014) and serves on the board of directors of Equal Education Opportunity Group (EEOG) and Nashville Classical Charter School. She also serves as Legal Advisor for CABLE and has been a volunteer and supporter of Crossroads Campus, an organization that brings people together to help young people and homeless animals in our community. In her free time Miranda enjoys outdoor adventures, golfing, cooking, and spending time with her dogs, Major and Remy.
Awards & Accomplishments
- Nashville Business Journal's "Best of the Bar" in 2016
- Nashville Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” in 2015
- Kentucky Wesleyan College, Alumni Achievement Award in 2015
- Nashville Business Journal’s "Women of Influence” in 2014
- Nashville Emerging Leader Award for her work in the fields of Environment and Sustainability in 2014
- “Rising Star” by Mid-South Super Lawyers (multiple years)
- Leadership Middle Tennessee, Class of 2015
- Leadership Franklin, Class of 2013-2014
- Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law, Class of 2013