Mira Barnum is the Production Assistant at American Progress. Mira graduated from the American University of Paris, with a bachelor of arts in film and a minor in international journalism. From 2008 to 2010, she lived in Zanzibar, where she worked for Participate Now, a nonprofit foundation focused on supporting the entrepreneurial, planning, and problem-solving skills of Zanzibaris. She also produced “The Underground Artists of Zanzibar,” a documentary about local artists. Mira is originally from New York City.