Miranda Cary, PhD
What I do
As a career woman, I am constantly looking at how my values align with choices I make in my career, which is why I recently decided to alter my career path and go back to school for a Master of Social Work. The most rewarding work I will do is that which helps others, especially those who need it most. I do not really think of formal professional accomplishment, but I think more so of how little victories for clients to be more stable and successful in their personal and professional endeavors are the best professional accomplishments.
Miranda Cary (she/her/hers) has been the Survivor Advocate for the Center for Advocacy Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE) since September. She has a Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan. Her dissertation research focused on exercise psychology and psychosocial factors related to chronic disease management. She has been in the field of health promotion for over 12 years. She has been a university instructor, a research supervisor for undergraduate students, led and coordinated research projects at universities, and facilitated LGBTQ+ positive space training for university students, faculty, and staff. Most recently, Miranda was a research and knowledge translation practice lead for the long-term care sector in Victoria, British Columbia, where she advocated for residents and staff of long-term care homes, coordinated projects and initiatives, created and presented training materials, and liaised with stakeholders, including historically marginalized and disproportionately affected populations. She is also currently a Master of Social Work intern for the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging working with LGBTQ+ populations. Empowering and advocating for others has been foundational throughout her career. She has worked with a variety of populations and stakeholders including chronic disease (e.g., HIV, chronic pain) and marginalized (e.g., LGBTQ2S+) populations, and she has always incorporated a strong focus on and commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in her experiences.
- PhD Kinesiology- Exercise Psychology - University of Saskatchewan, 2019
- MS Kinesiology- Exercise Psychology - University of Saskatchewan, 2014
- BS Health and Exercise Sciences- Health Promotion - University of Oklahoma, 2011