Miriam Chan is the owner and founder of The Lev. Prior to The Lev, Miriam helped grow operations at startup company Civis Analytics from 13 employees to 140+, and led western state operations on President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in 2012. Miriam’s love for books started at an early age. Her fondest memories are of her parents taking her to the county library and local bookstore as a child. Her absolute favorite writers are Maggie Nelson and Jean Rhys but is currently crushing on Elaine Castillo and Lisa Halliday. When not in the bookstore, visiting local bookstores or supporting local LA businesses, Miriam practices yoga and is a certified yoga instructor from her training at Venice's Love Yoga.