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Phuong Nguyen

Phuong is the ICCT’s HR coordinator and supports the HR team in the areas of full-cycle recruitment, data management, HR compliance, benefits administration support, and more.

Melissa Rodriguez

Melissa joined ICCT in December 2022 as the Administrative Coordinator for the San Francisco office. Melissa brings over 6 years of nonprofit administrative experience having worked at various behavioral health and public education based organizations. A California native, Melissa graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.

Kelli Pennington

Kelli Pennington has spent more than 10 years focusing on climate communications with experience spanning the research, conservation, and media sectors. She joined the ICCT as the communications manager excited to help drive the global transportation sector toward zero emissions. She credits her climate conscience to her years working for Patagonia Inc., where she worked […]

Gabe Hillman Alvarez

Gabe is a Model Developer with the ICCT’s Modeling Center. Since joining the team as a fellow in 2022, he has focused on upgrading and adding new tools to the ICCT’s suite of Python-based transportation models, enabling ICCT researchers to estimate, under various policy scenarios, the costs, benefits, and emissions associated with on-road transport and […]

Irem Kok

Irem Kok is a researcher on light-duty electric vehicles at the ICCT. Her research focuses on local and national policies driving electric vehicle adoption and charging infrastructure deployment. Her work supports cities in the C40 network and the Zero Emission Vehicle Transition Council in tracking the global progress towards zero-emission mobility. Irem holds a PhD […]

Jessica Chu

As a Senior Communications Specialist, Jessica produces a wide range of content to promote the critical work of ICCT’s research, including graphic designs, videos, and motion graphics. She also manages all phases of planning and executing ICCT’s in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. She serves as a liaison between the China team/Beijing office and communications team, […]

Liz Young

Liz Young serves as ICCT's Grants Manager, overseeing ICCT's active grants and contracts. She has six years of experience in grants management and institutional fundraising, and a passion for climate mitigation and energy efficiency. Liz holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and a BA in Environmental Studies from Wells College.

Ray Minjares

Ray Minjares is the Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program Director at the International Council on Clean Transportation. With 20 years of experience in environment, energy, and transportation policy, he oversees more than two dozen research staff supporting the deployment of zero-emission trucks and buses in Europe, North America, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, and South Africa. In […]

Dan Rutherford

Dan Rutherford directs ICCT’s aviation and marine programs. In that capacity, he helps national and international regulators develop policies to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases from planes and ships. He is an internationally recognized expert on measures to promote the fuel efficiency of international transport, to control short-lived climate pollutants, and to phase out […]

Lingzhi Jin

Lingzhi is a Researcher for the modeling center and heavy-duty vehicle and clean air teams. Her current work focuses on impact assessment of transport sector policies, policies to advance electric vehicle updates, and deployment of soot-free, zero-emission truck and bus fleets. She also works on developing emissions models and other modeling tools. Ms. Jin holds […]