Our Advocates

Senior Policy Analyst, Clean Vehicles Program
Joshua leads legislative and regulatory campaigns in support of the organization’s national transportation policy agenda.
Michael Halpern

Deputy Director, Center for Science and Democracy
As deputy director of the Center for Science and Democracy, Michael Halpern works to promote solutions that ensure government decisions are fully informed by scientific information and that the public understands the scientific basis for those decisions.
Jonna Hamilton

Sr. Washington Representative
Jonna Hamilton is senior Washington representative for the Clean Vehicles Program.
Nicole Hernandez Hamer

Climate Science and Community Advocate
Nicole Hernandez Hammer is a climate science and community advocate at the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Southeast Climate Advocate.

Outreach Coordinator
Emily Heffling is a Western states campaign coordinator for the Climate & Energy and Clean Vehicles programs.
Damien Jones

Outreach Specialist in Climate & Energy
Damien Jones is the Outreach Specialist for the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.
J.C. Kibbey

Midwest Outreach and Policy Advocate
J.C. Kibbey is the Midwest outreach and policy advocate for the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Yogin Kothari

Washington Representative
Yogin Kothari is a Washington representative with the Center for Science and Democracy.
Mike Lavender

Sr. Washington Representative, Food & Agriculture
Mike Lavender is the senior Washington representative for the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Food & Environment program.
Anisha Mehta

Campaign Coordinator for Clean Vehicles
Anisha Mehta works closely with members, activists, and experts to advance the UCS Clean Vehicles program.

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