Miriam is responsible for the oversight of programs related to disability inclusion. She began her career as a Special Education Teacher in the New York City public schools, and while teaching she earned a Master’s degree in Special Education from the City University of New York. Miriam received a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College, where she focused her studies on individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Miriam is passionate about working towards inclusion in all settings and throughout the life course. She enjoys swimming, knitting, and spending time with her husband and two children.