Samikchhya Bhusal, TEEM Senior Policy Associate, Forth
Samikchhya (Sami) supports the Towards Equitable Electric Mobility (TEEM) Community of Practice project. She previously worked as a Project Policy Analyst and a Graduate Student Researcher at the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies on the access to opportunities initiative.
Yesenia Perez, Climate Equity Program Manager, The Greenlining Institute
Yesenia Perez is the Program Manager of Climate Equity where she leads the development and implementation of climate resilience and clean mobility policies to ensure that they effectively address the needs of communities of color. Yesenia holds a deep commitment to advancing equitable, community-driven climate solutions led by local stakeholders that are historically excluded from public decision-making processes. Prior to joining Greenlining, Yesenia worked as a strategic consultant for public sector clients and supported projects that centered equitable and participatory community planning practices. Yesenia has also worked as an environmental educator for K-12 students.
Corrigan Salerno, Policy Associate, Transportation For America
Corrigan Salerno is a Policy Associate at Transportation for America. He is originally from Southern California but has been happy to call Washington, DC his home since graduating from the George Washington University. Corrigan draws from his diverse experiences conducting policy research at Spiros Consulting, constituent advocacy at the Long Beach City Council (D2) and experimental research with Leidos. As a research assistant at Leidos supporting the FHWA’s Human Factors Laboratory, Corrigan worked on projects evaluating driver responses to automation, coordinated meetings between state DOT traffic control device research engineers, and helped conduct research informing revisions in the 11th Edition of the MUTCD.
Linda Bailey, Program Manager for Technical Assistance, Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
Linda Bailey is the Program Manager for Technical Assistance (TA) at the Joint Office. She leads the TA team, which provides support to communities, agencies, and states to build out electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. She focuses on ensuring an efficient deployment of charging infrastructure across all communities, with a special focus on urban and disadvantaged areas, where public investment is critical to achieving both sustainability and workforce goals for the program. "Community sustainability, in every way, is the most important thing to me in my career," Bailey says. "I'm excited to be part of the Joint Office effort to make reliable EV charging part of every community across the United States while building out a new workforce and more equitable communities along the way."