Miranda Peterson is a Special Assistant for the Energy Policy team focused on climate strategy and clean air issues. Before joining American Progress, Miranda was contracted by CACI to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure Protection, where she assisted in efforts to prepare and protect the nation’s infrastructure from terrorist plots and extreme weather events. Prior to joining the workforce full time, Miranda was an education intern at Earth Day Network and joined them again as a team member in Copenhagen for the UNFCCC COP 15 ahead of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
Having received her B.A. in international studies and environmental affairs with a minor in Spanish from Virginia Tech, Miranda is a proud Hokie and WUVT FM 90.7 DJ alum. If Miranda hadn’t committed her studies to fighting climate change, she would have pursued her other passions and gone to art or culinary school.