Mir Bear-Johnson

Assistant Manager

Mir has a B.A. in Biology from Case Western Reserve University and a M.S. in Epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She served in the Peace Corps in Morocco as a health education volunteer. Mir began her career with the District in 2017 as a Biologist and was promoted to Scientific Program Manager in 2018, then to Assistant Manager in 2020. As Assistant Manager, Mir oversees all aspects of the DVCD laboratory and operations including vector surveillance, vector-borne disease testing, insecticide resistance monitoring, treatments, source control, and research.

Mir is certified by the California Department of Public Health as a Vector Control Technician in Categories A through D.

Outside of work, Mir loves traveling and is attempting to visit every country in the world! She also enjoys spending time with her cats, playing board and video games, reading, writing, baking, art projects, and home improvement projects.