Mirna received her B.Sc. degree in chemistry, with a minor in biology, from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon in 2006. She obtained her M.Sc. degree in 2008 working with Professor Makhluf J. Haddadin on quinoxaline chemistry using the Beirut reaction, one of the two name reaction invented by Professor M. J. Haddadin.

In 2008, she joined the graduate program at the University of Florida and obtained her Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 2012, receiving the certificate of outstanding achievement (2010-2012). She worked under the supervision of the late Professor Alan R. Katritzky on azide and peptide chemistry.

In 2013, she moved to University of Pennsylvania where she is currently a postdoctoral researcher working with Professor Gary A. Molander on copper and palladium-mediated cross-coupling reactions as well as photoredox cross coupling of aminomethyltrifluoroborates. During this fall, she also lectured the organic chemistry I (CHM 241) class at UPenn. Mirna also enjoys fitness and exploring nature.