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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.

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 […]

Zhenying Shao

Zhenying Shao is a Senior Researcher at the ICCT. Her work focuses on reducing criteria pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions from freight activity and off-road equipment. Ms. Shao has served as a principal investigator for exploring emission reduction potentials in China and India. Zhenying holds an M.S. in Transportation Technology and Policy from the University […]

Benjamin Sharpe

Ben Sharpe is Canada’s Regional Lead and is part of the ICCT’s heavy-duty vehicles program. He is currently doing technical analyses to support ongoing policy development for controlling criteria pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. Prior to joining the ICCT, Ben worked as a field engineer for an oilfield services company in Indonesia […]

Hui He

Hui He’s roles include developing and implementing China strategies and matching work plans; supervising and leading projects on vehicle criteria and GHG emissions reduction; developing and managing relations with key collaborators, policymakers, and other stakeholders from China; co-managing the registration, legal compliance, and daily operation of ICCT’s representative office in China; managing junior staff; supporting […]

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 […]