Austin builds strong connections between the research and policy communities at the local, state, and national levels with a focus on clean energy and sustainable transportation.
Colin helps guide research and outreach on issues relating to transportation, energy, air quality, and carbon markets.
Mollie Cohen D'Agostino
Mollie directs the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. Her work spans several sectors and includes environmental policy, community development, and transportation planning.
Energy and Transportation Policy Analyst
Kelly is a policy analyst with the Policy Institute, where she provides analysis of world-leading research for equitable, economic, sustainable energy, and transportation policy solutions.
Sopitsuda (Sophie) Tongsopit
Energy Policy Analyst
Sophie is an energy policy analyst with the Policy Institute, where she provides analytical support on renewable energy, distributed energy resources, grid integration, utilities, and regulatory policy.
Transportation Policy Postdoctoral Researcher
Jeffery is a postdoctoral researcher with the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program. His work involves implementing and evaluating new mobility technologies in rural and disadvantaged communities.
Hannah works at the nexus of engineering and public policy, focusing on water, ecosystems, and climate. She also supports the Policy Institute on communications and outreach.
Graduate Student Researcher
Sam’s research for the Policy Institute focuses on political behavior. He is interested in how incentives, ideology, and other factors affect behaviors that often influence policy outcomes.
Graduate Student Researcher
Paige is interested in institutional design and state legislative behavior. Her research focuses on committee politics with an emphasis on bureaucratic oversight and interest group influence in the wake of term limits.
Gordon’s primary research topics are the legal nexus between tort liability, the insurance industry, and the emergence of autonomous vehicles.
Rebecca works on energy and regulatory law. She is interested in how to integrate emerging areas of energy—such as renewable energy, community choice aggregation, and distributed generation—onto the grid in a way that will be reliable and fair, both on the grid and in the market.
Amber is Interim Executive Director of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) and a Policy Fellow with the Policy Institute.
Affiliate Researcher, Climate Change Program
Assistant Project Scientist
Julie’s research for the Policy Institute and the Institute of Transportation Studies focuses on transportation and climate policies.
Cassidy is fascinated by water systems, urban agriculture, green building, and trans-boundary environmental challenges—especially in an international context.
Lois believes with proper policy and planning, we can create social and physical infrastructure to embolden communities and industries alike to lead sustainable lifestyles, and she looks forward to playing a role in this process.
Valentin is pursuing an engineering diploma at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquée (INSA) in France. He hopes to contribute to a better world based on cleaner, renewable energy.