THE PROP: Paul Pierce may no longer be with the team, but Melissa Miranda is, describing herself as the “No. 1 Celtics fan.”
Senior program administrator – Healthcentric Advisors
Why did you select your profession?
I don’t think I selected my profession; rather, I morphed into it … each position I’ve held has supported the next. Fifteen years ago, I couldn’t have predicted where it all was going or where I would be today.
Where do you see yourself professionally in 10 years?
I will continue my formal education by working toward a master’s degree. Because I have been blessed with a handful of amazing women as mentors over the past 20 years, I intend to focus on “paying it forward” to other young professionals.
What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?
Keep asking questions; and, pay attention to those that take the time to answer. … They are the people that will teach you the most.
How do you keep a work-life balance?
As a single mother with four daughters and a full-time job, balancing work life and home life is a necessity. … I would often experience what I call “mommy guilt.” … I have learned to let “mommy guilt” go – at least when it relates to my professional life. •