An authentic Georgia Peach, Miranda is from a small town north of Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the University of Chicago and majored in political science. While she was there, she took Mandarin classes and studied Chinese political history and religion at Renmin University in Beijing, China. She was also a fellow in the Chicago Mayor’s Office before graduating in 2015. She then served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Australia Sydney North Mission speaking Mandarin. Her interests include ballet and hip hop dance, rock ‘n’ roll, and anything fried.