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Miranda Manzares

Project Coordinator

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Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building


325 Pittsboro Street

CB 3550

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Miranda Manzares is the research project coordinator for Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. She manages and coordinates the implementation of GSDI’s global projects. Miranda is passionate about youth development work and strongly believes in youth inclusion and contribution throughout all phases of research. She demonstrates experience in working with vulnerable and marginalized populations across school and community settings through her previous experience in program evaluation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Population Health Institute, as well as past involvement with a non-profit health and sustainable development organization, Global Brigades, in Nicaragua and Panama. Miranda holds a Bachelor of Science focused in neurobiology, psychology, and global health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Degrees and Licenses

MSW, UNC-Chapel Hill
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Primary Program

Global Social Development Innovations

Recent Publications

Chowa, G., Masa, R. Manzanares, M., Bilotta, N., Barrington, C. (2020). A systematic literature review of positive youth development impacts on marginalized and vulnerable youth. Washington, D.C.: United States Agency for International Development.