Patricia Monahan is the Transportation Program Director at the Energy Foundation. Previously, she spent a decade at the Union of Concerned Scientists as the Deputy Director for Clean Vehicles and the California Office Director. She also worked at the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and several consulting firms. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Science in Energy Analysis and Policy from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Adam Gromis is is Uber’s lead on sustainability and environmental impact within the policy & communications team, in San Francisco. Sustainability and cross- disciplinary engagement are themes throughout his career. Prior to Uber, he worked for 5 years helping investors build impact investing portfolios with positions at Goldman Sachs Wealth Management, Imprint Capital, and the Global Impact Investing Network. Before impact investing, he spent 7 years engaged in efforts to commercialize zero emission vehicle technologies with positions at the California Fuel Cell Partnership, the California Air Resources Board and the UTC Fuel Cells. He holds an MBA from NYU Stern, an MPA from NYU Wagner and a bachelors in mechanical engineering and material science from UC Davis.
Ken Morgan is the Director of Business Development and Government Affairs at Tesla Motors. Prior to this, Ken worked for Tesla as a Senior Finance Manager, and for Sagent Advisors as an analyst. He was educated at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship. He specializes in environmental regulations affecting the automotive industry and is currently working on evaluating strategic partnerships and advising policy regarding the adoption of electric vehicles.
Gil Tal is the Research Director of the The Plug- in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center as well as the Transportation Research Director of The China Center for Energy and Transportation at UC Davis, respectively. He holds an M.A. in geography and environmental policy and planning from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a PhD in Transportation Technology and Policy from UC Davis. He is current working on projects analyzing the future need for electric vehicle infrastructure, and the correlation between charging infrastructure, travel behavior, and demand for EVs. His numerous publications and various research projects makes him an ideal panelist for Electric Vehicle Market Preparation for Shared, Electric, and Autonomous Vehicles.