Missy works with local governments in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to advance climate protection and sustainable development. Prior to her work with ICLEI, Missy worked with developing country governments to reduce deforestation rates and to change international climate policy. She also served as Program Manager for a project to help New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection draft a climate adaptation and mitigation handbook. Missy received her Masters degree in Climate and Society from Columbia University. Her undergraduate training is in marine biology and environmental science.