A self-described "Puerto-Rican-in-Exile," Elisha Miranda was born and raised in the Mission, San Francisco. In 1991, she graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a dual degree in Ethnic Studies and English. She earned her M.C.P. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her M.F.A. in Directing and Screenwriting from Columbia University. While at Columbia, Elisha won a Zaki Gordon Excellence in Screenwriting Award, was a recipient for three consecutive years of the Hispanic Entertainment Industry Scholarship, and received a Milos Forman Finishing Award. She also received numerous awards for her short films For the Love of Patria and Corporate Dawgz which screened throughout the country and internationally. Her debut novel Miz Fitz (about a multi-racial female hip-hop crew) will be released by Simon & Schuster in Spring 2006. Elisha is cofounder of Chica Luna Productions, a non-profit organization that seeks to support and develop women of color in entertainment media.
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