Freeland’s Miranda Bierman is passionate about helping people with technology

Miranda Bierman lives in Freeland with her husband, Neil, and their three daughters. They’ve been married for 17 years. They met at Michigan State University. Miranda is a graduate of Vassar High School and Michigan State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in information technology and telecom.

How long have you lived in the area and what brought you here? I moved to Freeland in 2010, Saginaw Township in 2005. I work and still live somewhat close to family.

What is your profession and why? I work in HR Technology at Dow. I’ve worked in IT my entire career, joined Dow in 2012. I am just drawn to technology and I’m very passionate about helping people with technology.

What are some of your interests and hobbies? Helping children with technology and women in technology, the importance of that. I’m drawn to that especially with the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT). Their mission is to inspire and grow women in technology. Last week I volunteered at Camp Infinity, which is a coding camp for girls. (Held at SVSU, Dow is a sponsor.) It’s important to build up their self-esteem, confidence and have fun. I love being out in the community and was happy to help organize the STEM event at the Dow GLBI. We brought in hands-on activities with the Ozobots. We also brought in the high school FIRST Robotics team to the STEM tent.

Outside of volunteering, I enjoy spending time with family and friends and attending my daughters’ sporting events. As a family, we love to travel (especially to Disney World), spend time in Northern Michigan, attend Michigan State University games, and skiing.

What are your favorite things to do in Midland? Work (laughs). I love the downtown area, the Commons. Taking the family out for shopping, eating. Finding things to do outdoors together.

What do you enjoy about living in the area? I love the small town feel but having access to all the amenities around here.

What is a message you’d like to give the community? We must continue to engage and excite our youth with STEM. We have the opportunity to help cultivate our future STEM leaders and grow our local talent pipeline in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

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