Miranda Rain Wenhold, M.S.Ed.
Research Project Manager
MSEd | University of Pennsylvania | School and Mental Health Counseling
BS | Chestnut Hill College | Human Services and Psychology
Miranda Rain Wenhold, M.S.Ed (LPC and NCC Eligible) is a Research Project Manager at the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. Miranda earned her master’s in School and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Pennsylvania Certified School Counselor (PreK-12).
While at the University of Pennsylvania (U.Penn), Miranda worked as a Project Manager and primary writer on the publication Planning for Uncertainty: An Educator’s Guide to Navigating the COVID-19 Era, providing educators with a decision-making framework with mental wellness and equity concerns at the forefront. Additionally, Miranda worked as a Research Project Liaison at U.Penn, working alongside school district stakeholders to engage in needs assessment, data collection, and capacity-building processes to establish access to optimal development opportunities for all students.
Miranda has also had experience providing 1:1 and group counseling in public schools, alternative schools, and community-based counseling centers. Miranda’s eclectic counseling orientation—integrating existential, feminist, family systems, and psychoanalytic principles—is reflective of her interest in understanding individuals within their unique familial, societal, and cultural contexts.
Her foremost areas of research interest lie at the intersection of education, mental health, and criminal justice reform.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Highest Academic Achievement2017, The Highest Academic Achievement award was given to Miranda in her undergraduate experience at Chestnut Hill College, as she had the highest GPA (4.0/4.0) and overall academic achievement in her program of study.