Miranda loved animals right from the start, but her time as a volunteer dog walker at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center took her on a whole new journey. After several years there as a volunteer and employee, she moved out to Austin to take on the Maddie’s Executive Leadership Fellowship with Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal center. After Hurricane Harvey, she worked in Houston to help Houston Pets Alive! create a no kill shelter, and served as their Shelter Director.
Miranda is excited to be learning from the leaders in the fields to understand what’s working best in No Kill sheltering, and also to help propel the mission even further with research and innovation. She hopes one day to be able to bring some of these programs and practices to other communities and help them succeed in the No Kill mission.
Miranda has traveled to over 50 countries, and loves exploring new parts of the world. She’s an avid scuba diver, salsa dancer, and rock climber. In her spare time she’s a certified professional dog trainer who loves teaching both people and dogs.