Miriam Calderón Biography
Miriam Calderón will lead the conversation with Sonia Manzano in the third plenary of BUILD 2022.
Miriam Calderón serves as the Chief Policy Officer at ZERO TO THREE. In this capacity, she leads the development and implementation of ZERO TO THREE’s policy agenda, priorities, and strategies that advance the goal of ensuring all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. Calderón has a diverse set of experience in the early childhood field in the areas of program administration, policy, and advocacy. She most recently served in the Biden-Harris administration as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Learning at the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to that, she was appointed by Gov. Kate Brown to serve as the early learning system director for the state of Oregon. She also served in the Obama-Biden Administration advising on early learning policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Domestic Policy Council. She has worked as the senior director for early childhood at the Bainum Family Foundation, as director of Early childhood education at the District of Columbia Public Schools, and as associate director for education policy at the National Council of La Raza (now UnidosUS). She began her career in early childhood working in Head Start. She is a native of Washington D.C., a mother of twins, and holds degrees from the University of Delaware and Portland State University.