As Program Director, Transportation, Patty guides the foundation’s strategies for clean energy and climate policies in Transportation. Working in close partnership with policy experts in Energy Foundation’s San Francisco office, she develops and funds strategies that create winning coalitions able to achieve ambitious policy goals in the transportation sector.
Before joining the foundation’s staff, Patty worked for the Union of Concerned Scientists in the Clean Vehicles Program from 2000 to 2009, first as a Senior Analyst and ultimately as the California Office Director and Deputy Director of Clean Vehicles. From 1997 to 2010, she was a team lead for the Toxics Release Inventory program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Region IX. Her previous work experiences include several years as a researcher on energy use and efficiency at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; consulting on international energy use for the United Nations Environment Program; researcher of energy efficiency at the Wisconsin Center for Demand-side Research; and an analyst of carbon trading at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria.