Special Assistant to the Director
Mea Halperin studied political science at University of California, Berkeley, worked for a bit in the business office at the UC Berkeley library, and then went to Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs for a MPA in environmental science and policy. Halperin joined the IRI in October of 2012, bringing familiarity with climate issues and experience in institutional operations to ease the transition from the former management structure to the current.
Role at the IRI
Halperin is special assistant to the director, Lisa Goddard, and handles a range of duties, from travel arrangements and reimbursements to grant materials coordination and writing and editing various announcements, letters, and articles.