As Deputy Director of the ICCT, Rachel serves as a close partner to the Executive Director in the development and implementation of program strategies to eliminate the climate and health impacts of the transportation sector. She also works to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization’s operations. Rachel was previously the Program Director overseeing ICCT’s Heavy-duty Vehicles and Compliance and Enforcement programs. Rachel came to the ICCT from the University of Houston, where her research focused on NOx and PM emissions reduction for diesel applications as well as full-scale vehicle and engine testing of heavy-duty vehicle technologies and fuels. Rachel holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering with a focus in catalysis and reactor engineering from Tulane University, an MBA from The University of Houston, and a BS in Chemistry from the University of Miami (go ‘canes!).