MIRANDA LEAH WAINBERG:
Director of Marketing and Communications
“Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable.” It’s a proverb, but it’s also Miranda Leah Wainberg’s personal mandate.
Louisiana-born and Texas-raised, Miranda studied at Sam Houston State University. There she met her twin passions– advocacy and communications. After being selected to travel as a student reporter to Bosnia & Herzegovina, Miranda reported on the post-civil war society. She saw first hand how storytelling impacts both the teller and the listener, unburdening one and affecting the heart of the other. It was this experience that taught her the power of a story to create change.
Miranda was fortunate enough to learn from the success of others. After meeting the Sam Houston alumnus at a university event, Miranda spent a summer in New York City as Dan Rather’s personal intern. She also interned at the Texas State Capitol and Houston’s ABC affiliate KTRK, gleaning from mentors along the way. She eventually graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communication, magna cum laude with Highest Honors.
Upon graduation, she became a reporter for Corpus Christi’s number one morning show, KRIS 6 News Sunrise. Within six months, she was promoted to the role of anchor for the NBC affiliate’s weekend morning show. Then, New York City called. Miranda became a dayside reporter for the tri-state area’s network, FIOS 1 News.
Though her career in journalism was skyrocketing, Miranda felt a humanitarian call. She left New York and spent a year doing aid work in South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Along the way, she partnered with CBN News to help some incredible people tell their stories. She also worked as an ambassador for a US-based anti-trafficking organization, providing reports.
Once stateside, Miranda returned to her Texas roots. She took on the role as Marketing and PR Manager for the wildlife conservation non-profit Moody Gardens. She also became more involved with her local synagogue. It was there that she met the love of her life, her husband Agustin Pasina-Wainberg. He also has a heart for service, working full-time as a ministry leader in the Jewish community.
After her great-grandmother passed away from the disease, Miranda saw firsthand the dreadful impact of pancreatic cancer. Now, Miranda is honored to join The Seena Magowitz Pancreatic Cancer Foundation as their first-ever employee. As Director of Marketing and Communications, she’ll use her passion and experience for the cause. She’ll work with the foundation’s pancreatic cancer Warriors, helping them share their stories.
Miranda will also be directing the foundation’s public relations and digital marketing strategy. As a journalist, she knows the power of digital communication firsthand.
“I’m passionate about the mission of the Seena Magowitz Foundation,” Miranda said. “Giving people hope and a voice, that’s my mandate. I’m so thankful to work alongside the amazing people that support the Foundation. I look forward to expanding our reach, helping us to embrace our call as ‘The Face and Voice of Pancreatic Cancer.'”