With over ten years of experience in nonprofit organizations addressing poverty, education, the arts, environmental policy, and health disparities, Mira brings a rich and diverse knowledge of the mission-driven sector to her role as Senior Associate. Prior to joining the team at NPAG, Mira worked as a Program Analyst at the American Public Health Association, spearheading climate and health policy initiatives across the country, including the coordination of a national webinar series featuring leading public health experts.
Mira developed a corresponding translational guidebook from the webinar series to serve as a guidebook for state and local public health practitioners. She also created and implemented evaluations of environmental health programs, produced a communications toolkit for policymaker outreach, and led several grant-funded projects supporting state and local public health agencies on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network and Climate and Health Program.
As a graduate student, Mira held professional internships with S.E.I.U. and the Pew Environmental Group, honing her skills as a researcher, policy advocate and skilled communicator. She began her career working as a housing advocate with Greater Boston Legal Services, and later as an education and outreach fellow with the Partnership for Public Service.
Mira holds a master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as well as a bachelor of arts in American Studies from Brandeis University. She has also taken additional coursework in public policy and administration from both George Washington University and Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. Mira is proficient in both Hebrew and Spanish, and is currently learning German.
Mira is excited to use her deep research skills and broad knowledge of the nonprofit sector to further the mission of NPAG’s incredible clients.