Valerie Miranda is a San Jose native and mother, has an A.A. Degree in Business, and works at Adobe Inc. in Finance as a Customer and Contract Systems Analyst.
At Adobe she stays actively volunteering through the Community Impact Team, participates in two employee networks Hispanics/Latinx at Adobe and Women at Adobe, and provides tours of Adobe offices showcasing Adobe’s green efforts and sustainability.
Since a very young age Valerie has been involved in giving back to the community. It began with the Girl Scouts, packing Toys for Tots and sorting food at Second Harvest. She would also assist her aunt transporting Agnews’ patients to Sunday Mass, volunteered serving food at Bingo Night at St. Francis Cabrini, and helped her mom at the Julian Street Inn which provides emergency shelter to clients diagnosed with mental illness.
In high school Valerie became a teen mom and volunteered in speaking to other high school students about the difficulties of being a teen mom. She was also a recipient of various community programs. The Kiwanis Club provided scholarships; one for herself while graduating high school entering college, and one for her son for a Summer Camp Music Program. The WIC program (Women, Infants, and Children) provided food vouchers for her as a teen mom. The 4Cs, a community-based agency in Santa Clara County, assisted her with subsidized childcare while she attained a college degree and worked part-time. While her son was in school, she was actively involved in Home & School Club, chaired the Yearbook Committee for three years, and volunteered with her sons’ various sports.
Valerie sees the direct impact community involvement has had from her own experience and strongly believes “everyone’s well-being is community business”. This belief drives her life-long dedication to reaching out, assisting and making space for others.