As a wind farm asset manager for Chicago-based Invenergy, alum Laura Miner meets with landowners and state and local officials to discuss benefits of wind energy. In addition, she manages contractors and plant employees to maximize plant performance, and she coordinates with investors on project finances. Prior to joining Invenergy, Miner worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a presidential management fellow, then joined the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., as a wind energy analyst. While at La Follette, she held a project assistantship for which she researched corruption and corruption control in mainland China, and she interned with the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service in Beijing. She graduated in 2002 with a Master of International Public Affairs degree.