Miranda is a Noongar woman from Collie, Western Australia, who has lived in the Victorian town of Shepparton for 13 years. She has been the CEO of Lullas Children and Family Centre for 120 Indigenous children, for the past 11 years and the Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (LAECG) Chair for the Goulburn Valley Area for 5 years. She has worked with the Department of Education and local teachers to develop a First Nations Curriculum (Kialla Dhungala), which was presented at the World Indigenous Peoples conference in Toronto in 2017.
Miranda is proud of the Koori Year 12 Graduation Ceremony in Shepparton, which has seen a total of 100 Koori students and their families celebrate this achievement over three years, with another 67 expected this year.
She is heavily involved in her community’s junior sport and is an advocate for increasing Aboriginal attendance at kindergarten and child care. Miranda is also Chair of Bangerang Cultural Centre – the first Aboriginal Cultural ‘keeping place/museum’. The Centre houses an important collection of artefacts and artworks from Aboriginal communities across Australia, whilst focusing on local communities of the Murray and Goulburn Valleys.