Miranda came to Emory & Henry because it felt like home to her. After first learning about Emory & Henry at a college fair, she decided to visit campus and immediately fell in love. The school reminded her of the feel of the small town where she grew up, but has given her the opportunity to meet new people from across the country and from around the world. Miranda has appreciated the experience of learning about other places and cultures and getting to know so many unique people. She is a Bonner Scholar and a Civic Leader Scholar, works part-time in the Appalachian Center, and has been involved this year in a long-term project with the Mt. Pleasant Preservation Society in Marion, VA, where she has helped organize and archive a collection of important historic documents and photographs. Miranda has also worked on the Community Innovation Fund, a project through which student teams identify a community partner and work with them to undertake an innovative approach to a problem or issue. She has possible plans to go to law school after graduating from Emory & Henry, but for now is focused on her academic success and finding more ways to be involved.