About Mirella

I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and adopted at the age of five by an American family living in Seattle, Washington. I am half Iraqi and half Bulgarian and depending on who you ask that either means I’m White, or that I’m mixed. I identify as a transracial adoptee and a woman of color.

I graduated from the University of Washington with a Master of Social Work in 2013. At present, I work as a program manager and consultant on issues relating to diversity, equity and inclusion to social workers in the Washington State foster care system; however, I have also been a social worker on the frontlines, an educator to college students, and a grant and copy writer for a refugee rights nonprofit.

For more information about who I am and how my identity specifically relates to the content and purpose of this blog, please see introductions.


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