Miranda Boettcher studied Political Science with a focus on International Environmental Politics, and Linguistics at the Ruperto Carola University of Heidelberg. From 2010 - 2012 she worked in the International Relations Department at the University of Heidelberg as a Teaching and Research Assistant, and taught at the F&U Academy in Heidelberg. Following a year travelling through South America, she worked as an Investigator for the Mintz Group in San Francisco. Subsequently she was employed as a Research Analyst by the Berlin-based consultancy firm Foresight Intelligence. She has worked at the IASS since November 2015. Her research maps the discursive construction and legitimization of governance in emerging technology fields, using Climate Engineering as a case-study.
Additionally, Miranda co-chairs the Steering Committee responsible for conceptualizing and facilitating the transdisciplinary Climate Engineering Conference series, and is a member of the UN GESAMP Working Group 41 on Marine Geoengineering. She was an Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford's Institute for Science, Innovation and Society in 2018, and a Visiting Researcher at the Australian-German Climate and Energy College at the University of Melbourne in 2019.