Samantha Houston is an analyst for the Clean Vehicles program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, she works to promote public policy and private investments for infrastructure supporting widespread electric vehicle integration. She also provides analysis on modernizing electric grids for better clean energy integration, and supports UCS work on fuel economy standards. Prior to joining UCS, Ms. Houston was an independent consultant, working on vehicle emissions standards and global climate policy modeling. She has also worked on transportation policies and carbon asset risks for fossil fuel companies with Ceres, and on building efficiency and behavioral engagement for the Harvard University Office for Sustainability. Ms. Houston earned a BA in environmental science and public policy from Harvard University, and an MS in technology and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.