Position title: Evaluation Researcher
Miranda Manzanares is an Evaluation Researcher with the Institute’s Evaluation Research Group. Prior to re-joining the Institute, Miranda received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where her work was focused on the management and coordination of research projects specific to positive youth development in low- and middle-income countries, predominantly on the African and Asian continents. Miranda is deeply committed to culturally relevant and contextually specific community-driven approaches to research and evaluation, specifically those that focus on enhancing the inclusion and contribution of youth.
Following the completion of her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Miranda initially joined the Institute and participated in the evaluation of child and family health promotion programs and behavioral health programs.
In her free time, Miranda enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, hiking, and cooking.