Miranda Yates

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Name

Miranda Yates

Affiliation

Assistant Executive Director for Strategy, Evaluation, and Learning at Good Shepard Services

Location

New York, NY

Biography

Miranda is Assistant Executive Director for Strategy, Evaluation, and Learning at Good Shepherd Services, a youth and family development multi-service organization in New York City. In this role, she oversees the agency’s centralized support in program evaluation and planning, staff learning and development, and agency-wide strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Good Shepherd Services, she was a Regional Director at the Covenant House Institute charged with promoting evidence-base practices and developing research partnerships across an international network of programs serving homeless youth. Miranda also held senior management positions at Covenant House California as Director of Quality Assurance and Special Projects and Director of Transitional Living Programs, overseeing supportive housing, employment, and educational services.

Miranda has published and presented at professional conferences on the topics of data and research utilization in social services, evidence-based practice, civic engagement, identity development, and school-based community service programs. With Jim Youniss, she co-authored Community Service and Social Responsibility in Youth and Roots of Civic Identity: International Perspectives on Community Service and Activism in Youth. Miranda has a BA in History from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from The Catholic University of America. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Brown University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. Her dissertation received the Hershel Thornburg Dissertation Award from the Society for Research on Adolescence.