In her role as Director of Strategy at NRG Energy, Mira focuses on identifying and pursuing new market opportunities for NRG in the distributed generation markets. Before joining NRG, she managed her own consulting practice, working to bring environmental technologies to market. These ranged from leading the business development for an early-stage advanced materials start-up to brokering, negotiating and closing Power Purchase Agreements. She also served in sustainability-oriented positions for several years with Dow Chemical in both the U.S. and abroad and launched Dow’s lithium-ion battery business. Prior to working in the business world, Mira led conservation projects in Africa. Mira holds a BA degree in Biology from Oberlin College and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley – Walter A. Haas School of Business. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew.