Mira Krishnan is a social entrepreneur and feminist activist, passionate about the lives of girls and women, early childhood development, and sustainable communities
Mira consults in the community, with clients including The Network (Greater Grand Rapids’ LGBT Community Center), and she has provided training services to numerous local, state, and national organizations, including Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Ottawa County, YWCA of West Central Michigan, Safely Home, GVSU, and more. See Consulting & Services for additional details or to explore obtaining Mira’s services.
She is also Co-Founder and CEO of preQuelist, developing mobile learning games to empower preschool age children. Prior to that, she led the Center for Autism, at Hope Network, creating West Michigan’s leading provider of early diagnostic and early intervention (ABA) services for preschool-aged autistic children, teaching them to talk and listen and learn and play, and preparing them to chase their dreams.
Mira is an accomplished public speaker. Her credits include Lady Parts Justice, National Organization for Women Grand Rapids Chapter, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Grand Rapids, and numerous lectures at regional, state, and national/international conferences (if you were at a recent talk, slides may be available here).
Mira obtained BS and MS degrees in engineering at the University of Michigan. She completed a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Florida, internship in neuropsychology at the University of Chicago, and fellowship in neuropsychology at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. At the state and national levels, Mira co-chairs the American Psychological Association Committee for Transgender People and Gender Diversity. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Equality Michigan. She is Board Advisor to the Association of Children’s Residential Centers. In 2015, she was recognized as one of the Trans100, a list of 100 influential transgender Americans chosen annually.
Mira lives in Grand Rapids, MI, with her fiancé, Teri Jourdan.
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.