826LA is excited to introduce two wonderful new additions to our 826LA team: Mar Vista Programs Manager Beatriz Garcia and Echo Park Programs Manager Miranda Tsang!
Here’s a little more about Beatriz and Miranda:
Beatriz Garcia was born and raised in the Culver City and Mar Vista area. She graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a minor in Spanish. After graduating she immediately began her career with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) as an assistant in the National Meetings and Events Department. Beatriz quickly climbed the ranks, becoming an events coordinator, before earning a promotion to manager of the department in 2009. Her dedication to the SHPE familia was quickly recognized by the leadership, which earned her the promotion of Director of Operations in 2014. In 2017, Beatriz graduated from Antioch University receiving her Masters in Nonprofit Management.
When not in pursuit of visiting all fifty states before turning fifty, Beatriz enjoys glistening through yoga classes, taking in many a movie at her local cinema or relaxing at home, quietly reading a Malcolm Gladwell paperback.
Miranda Tsang just realized that her story with 826 began ten years ago! In 2008, she joined 826 Valencia as an intern for the English Language Learners Summer Series, and after graduating from Middlebury College, she returned to San Francisco to coordinate In-Schools and Workshops, run a Writers’ Room, and organize the first-ever 826 Personal Statement Weekend. Eventually, she oversaw digital presence, edited 642 Things to Write About: Young Writers Edition, and started up a satellite after-school program as the Communications Manager at 826 Valencia.
In 2015, Miranda left for Southern California to attend the MFA program at UC Riverside. During her time there, she served as Poetry Editor at the Santa Ana River Review, co-created Writers Resist: Riverside, and worked as a Gluck Fellow to provide arts education at the Riverside Art Museum as well as at local public schools. In December, Miranda graduated from her MFA program at UC Riverside with a degree in Creative Writing, and she’s pretty darn thrilled to join the awesome programs team at 826LA as the Echo Park Programs Manager.
The next time you’re at 826LA, please join us in welcoming Beatriz and Miranda to the 826LA family!
To learn more about the free programs that Beatriz and Miranda oversee at 826LA, please visit our Programs page here.