Mia is a born environmentalist, and has been creating social change through activism and the markets since she was young (boycotting companies and old-fashioned letter writing was a regular occurrence starting in 4th grade). She focused her undergraduate and graduate degrees on environmental justice, public/private partnerships to clean up polluted sites, and corporate responsibility. This was a time when there were few brands to look up to (namely Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation and Patagonia) and a major lack of transparency in almost every product type–skin care, food and drinks, household goods, furniture, apparel and more.
After grad school, Mia began working on market-based campaigns as the Organizing Director for the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, where she pushed large companies using toxic chemicals to reformulate, and working to champion the nascent organic and natural product category. She was also a co-leader of the national Workgroup for Safe Markets, a project of Coming Clean. Mia worked to improve the safety of plastics, leading the first market-based campaign to push companies to remove bisphenols (e.g. BPA) from consumer products like Nalgene water bottles, baby bottles and sippy cups and from the linings of canned foods.
Clients past and present include: Sundaily, Bloomi, Credo, Beauty Counter, Standard Dose, & Goop.