Kathie K. Miranda is an artist and educator specializing in botanical illustration. The seeds of this specialty were planted during her undergraduate years at Pace University, where she studied natural science illustration with Carol Ann Morley. She later studied fine art at Lyme Academy of Art and illustration at Paier College of Art, both in Connecticut; she also holds a certificate in botanical illustration from the New York Botanical Garden, where she is an instructor in botanical and natural science illustration. She is past president of the Greater New York chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, as well as a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society, and the Connecticut Botanical Society. She is coordinator of the traveling art exhibit Connecticut Invasive Plants, currently installed at the Yale Peabody Museum, in New Haven, Connecticut, and a contributing artist for its sister show, New York Invasive Plants, traveling to venues in that state. Her work has been exhibited in group shows throughout the U.S. She is passionately interested in the illustration and preservation of native woodland plants.