Acting Clean Cars for All Program Manager
Vanessa is a dedicated environmental steward. While completing her B.S. in Environmental Policy, Analysis, and Planning with an emphasis in Energy and Transportation at UC Davis, Vanessa supported the Intern Development Program at the UC Davis Energy & Efficiency Institute as a student program lead, helping her peers grow in the energy efficiency industry through hands-on education and research. She brings grid-scale knowledge from her time at the California Independent Systems Operator working on regulatory affairs and contracts management. Vanessa continued her policy work by supporting California’s code development process for buildings and appliances, and by serving for the Cool Roof Rating Council where she supported industry and test developments. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Vanessa recognizes the importance of creating diverse and inclusive spaces to produce equitable outcomes. She is enthused to contribute to GRID’s electric vehicle programs and advance environmental justice inside and outside the clean mobility space. Vanessa enjoys skateboarding, the outdoors, film photography, and vegan cooking in her free time.