Laurel Blackett Miranda is a community volunteer and fundraiser advocating for public education and accessibility.
She has served as Board Chair at CuriOdyssey, a children's science museum and zoo in San Mateo County’s Coyote Point Recreation Area, whose mission is to inspire a love of science and curiosity about the world to create a brighter future. While at CuriOdyssey, she oversaw the building of Whooosh!, a playground designed in partnership with Magical Bridge Foundation to welcome people of all ages and abilities.
Laurel also served as President of both the Hillsborough Schools Foundation and Associated Parents' Groups and was honored as Hillsborough Citizen of the Year. She also co-founded RISE, a parent group for families with children with different learning styles.
Previously, Laurel also served as Marketing Chair for Santa Cruz based Kidpower, which teaches people of all ages and abilities how to use the power they already have to keep themselves safe.
Most recently Laurel was a founding board member for Leadership Council San Mateo County, which works to bring leaders in civic, nonprofit and business together to collaborate on solving the County’s most pressing problems.
Laurel has a JD/MBA from UC California at Berkeley and has held executive positions at Schwab, Wells Fargo and Oracle. Laurel is married and has two children, a dog and a cat. Her creative interests include cooking, quilting, and print making.