I'm a Scientist, Clean Vehicles and Fuels for the National Resources Defense Council. Before I came to NRDC, I worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., where I analyzed and authored studies on plug-in electric vehicles and on climate mitigation strategies for the transportation sector. I have also served as a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, as an engineer developing lithium-ion batteries at a start-up company, and as a research consultant. I hold a doctorate in materials engineering from MIT, with a focus on electrochemistry and lithium ion batteries, as well as a master’s in technology policy. Although I love the East Coast, my real roots are in the West with a B.S. and B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley (where I first met my future wife).