Before joining Civic Advisors, Shira led partnerships and political strategy at Analyst Institute, building collaborations to promote shared learning across the progressive community. Previously, Shira served in various leadership roles in the Obama White House, presidential campaign, with Organizing for America, and as an advisor and strategist for national civic engagement and advocacy organizations. At the White House she served in the Council on Environmental Quality and developed and implemented policies under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. There she managed the President's State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Resilience and spearheaded the implementation of the Task Force recommendations on how to build a safer, healthier, and more resilient nation in the face of a changing climate.
Shira holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and served as a Fellow at the Harvard Ash Center for Governance and Innovation.