Miriam Altman is director of educational partnerships for Kinvolved, a for-profit organization dedicated to improving K-12 classroom attendance, particularly among students from underserved communities. A former New York City public high school history teacher through Teach For America, her experience in the classroom motivated her to co-found Kinvolved in 2011.

Altman holds an M.P.A. in policy and management from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, where she and her Kinvolved co-founders were recipients of the Jo Ivey Boufford Award for Innovative Solutions to Public Service Challenges in 2013. She also holds a master's degree in secondary social studies education from Lehman College and a bachelor's degree from Brown University.