Miranda Peterson is a Research Assistant for the Energy Policy team at American Progress. She works on North American climate strategy and clean air issues, including responsible resource development, power distribution, and resilience policy. Prior to joining American Progress, Peterson worked in the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure Protection, where she assisted with terrorist and extreme weather preparedness. Previously, she was an education intern at Earth Day Network and joined them again as a team member for the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen. Peterson received her B.A. in international studies and environmental affairs from Virginia Tech.