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Lynnette Miranda

Program Officer, Builders Initiative

Lynnette's headshot with city backdrop

Lynnette Miranda is a Program Officer at Builders Initiative, supporting the arts initiatives in the Chicagoland region. She is committed to the well-being of individual artists and fostering diverse cultural communities by investing in the makers from within those communities.

Originally from Miami, Lynnette fell in love with the Midwest while studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received a BFA in Fiber and Material Studies. After earning an MA in Visual Arts Administration at New York University, she worked at various artist-centered organizations including ART21 and Creative Time, where she coordinated the 2015 conference The Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum at the Venice Biennale. Most recently, she was the Program Director at United States Artists, where she led the USA Fellowship program and collaborated on Artist Relief, a $20 million emergency initiative to support artists facing dire financial circumstances due to COVID-19.

Lynnette is pursuing an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as a Neubauer Civic Scholar, a full-tuition scholarship for nonprofit leaders. When she is not studying, you can find her reading science fiction novels, watching trashy reality TV, and running along the lakefront path in Chicago, where she lives with her husband, two cats, and two dogs.