Ananias Miranda

BOLD Individuality

Ananias Miranda

Hometown: Portsmouth, VA
Major: Elementary Education with a minor in Theatre Arts
Classification: Junior

Are you involved in any campus organizations?
Yes! The Caribbean Club, the Caribbean Dance Club, Bowie Sisters United and Expressions – which is a spoken word club featuring poetry, music, rap, singing.

What makes you BOLD?
What makes me bold? Me being willing to put myself out there. Making everyone laugh, meeting new people, trying new things. I grew up in Portsmouth, VA, but now we live in California in the Bay Area. Moving from California to Maryland, and leaving my mom – my main support system– is definitely bold.

What inspired you to choose your major?
I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and mold our younger ones because they’re going to be the next generation that leads us. I want to help them become good adults and good citizens who can change our world.

What makes Bowie State special to you?
I love seeing all of the people from different backgrounds coming together here to get an education and to be better. I really fell in love with the campus once I came to student orientation. The professors, the classes, I’d heard nothing but great things. And so far, everything about this place has lived up to its name.

What have you learned about yourself at Bowie State?
I learned that I’m not as shy as I thought I was. When I’m on stage, I’m completely comfortable. Now I’m learning to make the world my stage. I’ve learned to love myself for who I am. No matter what you do, someone will have an opinion, so it’s easier to just be yourself.