Meet The

Girls Empowerment Network Staff



Community Engagement Specialist

Miranda Badgett


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin

  • Pursuing Master of Science in Social Work and Master of Public Affairs at University of Texas at Austin

Experience: Miranda first became passionate about gender equity working with adolescents girls at a residential treatment center after college. Since that time she has worked in a variety of roles involving outreach and community engagement. Before GEN, Miranda worked as Assistant Student Program Coordinator in UT’s Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, where she provided academic support to undergraduate students as well worked in recruitment and outreach for departmental programs and initiatives. Additionally, she has worked for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis.

Miranda first found GEN as a volunteer and later co-facilitated a Girl Connect group during while interning with Communities in Schools at Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. She hopes to continue advocating for social equity upon completion of her masters degrees in Social Work and in Public Affairs.

What I love about Girls Empowerment Network: I love our focus on helping girls take pride in being their authentic selves and recognizing that they already have the ability to achieve anything they want. Girls Empowerment Network actively works to give girls role models who represent and validate their diverse experiences of girlhood, allowing girls freedom from feeling obligated to fit into a singular, societally “acceptable” definition of what it means to be a girl.