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May 11, 2023

Alisha Fernandez Miranda is the author of My What If Year, which was released in February 2023. Detailing her year of unpaid internships in the dream jobs of her childhood, the book follows Alisha on her quest to figure out what might have happened if her life had taken a different path. Alisha and her story have been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC and as one of People’s Best New Books. 

She serves as former CEO and current Chair at I.G. Advisors, an award-winning social impact intelligence agency that consults with the world’s biggest non-profits, companies and foundations on their philanthropy and social impact. 

 Alisha is a proud graduate of Harvard University and the London School of Economics. Her writing has been published in Vogue, Romper, The Good Trade, Insider and more. She currently lives in Scotland with her husband and children.

In this episode:

  • How Alisha came up with the idea for her book, and brought it to life

  • Working with Zibby Owen’s publishing company

  • How Alisha wrote a book based on her life experiences while building a company, traveling, and being a mom

  • How she incorporates her family into her adventures

  • What’s next for Alisha?


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