Who Me?

Hello, and welcome to my little plot of land online in the ether. If you’ve managed to click on this obscure link, well done and you’re welcome! I like to consider myself an OG of blogging as evidence by my first blog which was established in 2009, http://sitthinkdrowndrink.blogspot.com/. Again, you’re welcome.

In terms of background, I’m originally from Palmdale, CA which is a city North of Los Angeles in the Mojave Desert- lots of cacti and tumbleweeds and country music. I had an amazing childhood raised in a two-story house left of center in the middle of a cul-de-sac, surrounded by friendly neighbors, pools and basketball courts. Fun fact: in Junior High I was co-host of a morning announcement type of show that was televised in each class of Joe Walker Middle School.

In high school, I managed to secure a scholarship after my freshman year to play basketball for Montclair College Preparatory- a small Jewish private (and partial boarding) school located in Van Nuys, CA.

For college, I decided upon Santa Barbara amongst other options such as Arizona State, San Diego State and UC Riverside. Unfortunately, although I chose UCSB, it didn’t choose me. So…. I was off to Santa Barbara City College where I studied and played Basketball for two years and earned an Associates Degree in Communications. Fun Fact: My jobs in college were Vons (Bakery Department), Big 5 Sales Associate/Cashier and Security Officer at SBCC. That’s right I was Campus Security, baby! I know, try not to swoon too hard.

A good chunk of my twenties was spent in Ventura County- Carpinteria, Oxnard, Ventura and Ojai to be specific. In 2013, I taught myself how to surf at Mondos and eventually made my way down to C-Street.

My professional experience for the past 10 years ranges from: Admissions Coordinator for an online private school, Laurel Springs School (Grades K – 12) ; Director of Admissions & Head of Office for Bellevue Children’s Academy Campus (Grades PK – 8); and now, Director of Community Outreach for IMA (Grades K – 5)- Where I’m spearheading the marketing campaign to launch a new campus in Capital Hill.

In terms of what you’ll see on this blog. I love architecture, art, music, poetry, BLACK LIVES MATTER, podcasts, the Clippers, design, fahsion; dogs, The Ocean, people of color;  and LGBTQ causes.

I do hope you enjoy and respect the content I’ve decided to share.

All da best,

Jessie Mira

Director of Community Outreach for Int’l Montessori Academy (West Bellevue, Eastgate & Capital Hill Campus| Blogger |Sports Fanatic & Sneakerhead| Intermediate Surfer| Painter| Pibble life|