Ray Minjares is the Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program Director at ICCT. He manages a global team of researchers supporting the transition to a soot-free, low-carbon, and zero-emission commercial truck and bus fleet across major vehicle markets. He currently manages several city, regional, and international projects including the Soot-Free Low Carbon Public Fleets project sponsored by the International Climate Initiative, the Soot-Free Urban Bus Fleets project sponsored by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), and the Zero Emission Bus Rapid-Deployment Accelerator (ZEBRA) with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. As a participant in CCAC, he facilitates the Initiative on Reducing Emissions from Heavy-Duty Vehicles in Fuels jointly with UN Environment. Mr. Minjares has over 15 years of experience in environment, energy, and transportation policy at the city, regional, national, and international levels. He holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in international development, environmental studies, and philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles.