Miranda is a sustainability expert who recently completed a year-long
fellowship from the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Germany. She increased her German language proficiency and expanded her sustainability expertise while sitting at KfW and the City of Hamburg, researching topics such as corporate water footprinting and the financing of energy efficient homes. With a passion for the environment and bringing people together to improve sustainable practices in our built world, she believes that caring for oneself resonates in one's ability to care for the greater good (she is also an avid runner and sport participant).
Over the past year, Miranda investigated environmental policies and planning practices, in an effort to influence global change culturally, economically and environmentally. Her transatlantic research topic focused on 3 major factors of the sustainability movement - government's role, financial commitments, and historical priorities. Utilizing case studies of cities, corporations, and government policies, she outlined the shortcomings and strategies of both European and North American sustainability initiatives.