Spencer Burget
Spencer BurgetPolicy Analyst

Spencer is a Policy Analyst at Atlas Public Policy where he contributes to original research and policy analysis on transportation electrification and federal climate investments. Spencer supports Atlas EV Hub and the Climate Program Portal, developing tools to empower the policy community through improved access to data. Spencer also contributes to research and development and strategic advising projects spanning medium- and heavy-duty vehicle electrification, EV charging infrastructure deployment, and total cost of ownership analysis.

Spencer brings experience as a clean energy professional in the non-profit and private sector spanning vehicle and building electrification, renewable energy, and battery storage. Prior to joining Atlas, Spencer worked as an independent consultant providing project support and market research for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and other leading clean energy organizations. At EDF, Spencer managed the Fleet Readiness Group and developed market research and policy analysis in support of zero-emissions medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Spencer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environment, Economics, and Politics from Pitzer College.

James Di Filippo
James Di FilippoSenior Policy Analyst

James Di Filippo is a Senior Policy Analyst at Atlas Public Policy where he leads policy research projects and advises clients on transportation electrification in both light- and heavy-duty sectors. James specializes in data-driven policy analysis and economic, emissions and technological modeling. His recent work at Atlas includes prospective analyses of pilot programs in Los Angeles, research on the effect of direct sales policy reform on EV sales in the United States, strategy for the deployment of EV chargers for a large multifamily real estate investment trust, and development of tools to estimate how utility rates impact the cost of charging for commercial electricity customers.

In addition to his policy research and advising role, James is an expert on the analysis of EV charging usage data for reporting, evaluation and to inform incentive program design. He is a lead author of the open-source EV Charging Use Data Specification, an Atlas-led effort to standardize charging use data collection and reporting across industry and public programs.

Prior to Atlas, James was a researcher at UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation where he conducted applied research on clean vehicle incentive design, electric vehicle charging infrastructure planning, climate policy, and the air quality impacts of decarbonization. His work there included analysis and modeling to inform incentive design for heavy duty vehicles, planning for EV infrastructure in workplaces and multi-family housing, and evaluating an EV fast charging pilot program.

James Holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a Bachelors of Government from California State University, Sacramento.

Rob Fitzgerald
Rob FitzgeraldSenior Policy Analyst

Rob Fitzgerald is a Senior Policy Analyst at Atlas Public Policy where he leads and supports several efforts focused on transportation electrification. Rob combines an engineering background with over ten years of management consulting experience supporting federal and utility clients to achieve their sustainability objectives and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Prior to joining Atlas, Rob managed and coordinated Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V) activities for the Energy Efficiency & Demand Side Management (EE/DSM) portfolios of several electric and gas utilities across the United States, as well as supporting a variety of program-design activities for these portfolios. He also has considerable experience supporting the development of federal regulatory and voluntary test procedures used to determine the energy efficiency of consumer products, using cost-effective strategies to analyze the energy efficiency of consumer electronics features and technologies. In addition to the development of test procedures, Rob has also supported the development of federal energy conservation standards for consumer products through market research and energy use analysis.

Rob holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lund University (LTH) and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Rochester.

Noah Gabriel
Noah GabrielPolicy Associate

Noah is a Policy Associate at Atlas Public Policy where he writes about green building electrification and assists clients with data-driven reporting. Noah’s primary responsibilities include data collection and website content for the Atlas EV Hub and Buildings Hub along with professional services and research/data synthesis for Atlas’s customers from the public and private sectors. Noah brings a solid understanding of building and vehicle electrification technologies from his time at Atlas and undergraduate studies.

Before joining Atlas, Noah worked as a Professional Services Engineer for ML/AI training data company Appen, where he gained skills surrounding data acquisition and front-end design. He also interned at the World Bank Group where he assisted poverty measurement research focused on Lesotho and other African countries.

Noah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Oberlin College.

Moe Khatib (he/him)
Moe Khatib (he/him)Policy Associate

Moe Khatib is a Policy Associate at Atlas Public Policy where he supports original research and analysis on electric mobility deployment, building decarbonization, and other areas of climate policy. Moe’s work at Atlas includes the collection and synthesis of policy and market data for Atlas’s EV Hub and Buildings Hub.

Prior to Atlas, Moe previously worked at the Electrification Coalition where he provided analytical and technical support to advance the organization’s electric mobility projects. At the Electrification Coalition, Moe supported various U.S. cities and territories by using GIS to model the equitable deployment EV charging infrastructure, recommending grid resiliency strategies, and fostering stakeholder engagement.

Moe holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs specializing in Environmental Management and Urban Development from Indiana University Bloomington.

Kim Latham
Kim LathamProject Manager

Kim brings expertise in managing public-private partnerships to implement pilot programs and innovative policy practices, as Atlas’s project manager. Kim has managed a range of innovative programs and projects, with mixed-methods research to promote policy areas in vehicle electrification, value-based health care delivery, marijuana legalization, and racial equity in public policy and education. At Atlas, she previously managed a federal award analyzing the adoption of electric vehicles in shared mobility services and now supports a diverse portfolio of Atlas’s projects and products. Kim is a Certified Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitator in strategic planning and consensus building and has extensive experience in contract management, budget planning, and timeline accountability.

Prior to Atlas, Kim worked at Foundation for Healthy Generation and Casey Family Programs, where she managed internal controls, cash flow, contracts, and program implementation. During her time at Casey Family Programs, she provided research detailing the alignment of public and private funding opportunities in health and human services, which sparked her interested in pursuing a graduate degree focused in public policy, nonprofit management, and equity. After finishing her degree, she went on to manage Foundation for Healthy Generation’s portfolio of programs in health care transformation, community-based health care, and Statewide taskforces.

Kim holds a Master in Public Administration from the University of Washington’s Evan’s School of public Policy and Governance, and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Willamette University.

Jaclyn Lea
Jaclyn LeaPolicy Associate

Jaclyn Lea is a Policy Associate at Atlas Public Policy, where she supports original research and sophisticated analyses on electric transportation, building decarbonization, and other areas of climate policy. She also works with the Atlas team to collect data for the Atlas EV Hub, Buildings Hub, and Climate Program Portal.

Before joining Atlas, Jaclyn worked as a Policy Intern at the Electrification Coalition, where she assisted in developing multiple projects and policy initiatives to advance the widespread deployment of electric vehicles. Jaclyn was also a Research Intern at the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior at the University of California, Davis. During her internship, she conducted research via literature review on hydraulic fracturing boom-bust cycles and cannabis policy.

Jaclyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning from the University of California, Davis.

Nicole Lepre (she/her)
Nicole Lepre (she/her)Policy Analyst

Nicole Lepre is a Policy Analyst at Atlas Public Policy. Nicole works with the Atlas team to conduct original research and analysis on electric vehicle policy and manage data projects to support Atlas’s transportation and power sector customers. Nicole has worked on topics such as utility investment in EV programs, best practices for EV charging at multi-family dwellings, integration of EVs with the electrical grid, and the economic case for electrification. Nicole also brings her talent for public speaking as a frequent guest speaker and panelist at various EV Community events, and as a contributor to Atlas’s EV Hub Live podcast. Nicole has authored and co-authorized reports for NGOs, government entities, and electric utilities. Nicole also works closely with Atlas’s data analysts to build analytical tools for the EV Hub and manage large data projects for customers.

Nicole started her energy career at Consolidated Edison’s Clean Energy Businesses, working to develop and manage solar and wind projects across the United States.

Nicole holds a Master’s degree in Energy Regulation and Law from Vermont Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Math and Philosophy from Wesleyan University.

Lucy McKenzie
Lucy McKenzieDirector

Lucy is a Director at Atlas Public Policy, where she is leading and contributing to a variety of electric vehicle projects. Previously, she was a Director at Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), where she focused on quantifying and realizing the climate and economic benefits of EVs for utilities, regulators, technology companies and transit agencies across the United States. She worked with utility and government clients and a wide array of stakeholders to develop industry-leading strategic roadmaps to electrify transportation. She also developed e-bus rate designs for the California Transit Association, identified optimal locations and best practices for public EV charging for Pacific Gas & Electric, and quantified economic and greenhouse gas benefits of EVs for utilities and ratepayers around the country.

Lucy recently co-founded the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Women of Electric Vehicles (WomenOfEVs.com). She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from U.C. Berkeley, and Bachelors of Economics and Commerce (Finance, Business & Accounting) from the University of Queensland in her hometown of Brisbane, Australia.

Nick Nigro
Nick NigroFounder

Nick works to bring a data-driven approach to the public policy field through the greater use of new technology. He is a nationally known expert on climate change policy, transportation electrification, and the greater use of data in policy analysis. He has led the development of several complex financial and policy analysis tools, convened large groups of diverse stakeholders nationwide, is a frequent public speaker on energy and environmental issues, and has expert knowledge in web, database, and other advanced technologies.

Nick is the founder of Atlas Public Policy, a policy tech firm whose mission is to equip businesses and policymakers to make strategic, informed decisions through the greater use of technology that aggregates publicly available information. Atlas arms our audience with the information necessary to encourage the use of new technologies and products along with changes in consumer behavior.

With Atlas, Nick has been working with public agencies, large industries, and advocacy organizations to collect and analyze data from across the internet to inform organizational strategy and create, deploy, and evaluate innovative programs. Nick has led major research projects that required the use of sophisticated data aggregation and analytical techniques in the areas of transportation, energy use, business models, and environmental impacts. Nick led the creation of the Atlas EV Hub, the premiere information resource for over 1,000 stakeholders around the United States working on transportation electrification. The EV Hub aggregates publicly available data from many sources and makes that information readily accessible to a non-technical audience.

Before starting Atlas in early 2015, Nick was the Senior Manager of Transportation Initiatives at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, where he developed C2ES’s strategy to save oil and reduce greenhouse gases from the transportation sector. In a prior life, Nick spent six years as an engineer and manager in the high-tech industry at Oasis Semiconductor in Waltham, Massachusetts. He was a strategic part of Oasis, helping it grow from 15 to almost 100 employees in under four years, and led projects with the largest impact on company revenue.

Nick holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of California Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Zachary Strauss
Zachary StraussPolicy Analyst

Zack is a detail-oriented clean energy policy enthusiast with a passion for breaking down complex issues for nontechnical audiences. With over seven years of work experience, Zack provides valuable thought leadership in areas of U.S. clean energy policy, building electrification, energy geopolitics, and foreign affairs.

Zack has served as a Policy Analyst at Atlas Public Policy since December 2021. At Atlas, he leads the company’s work on building sector electrification and decarbonization and manages the Atlas’s one-stop-shop building decarbonization data platform, Buildings Hub. In developing Buildings Hub and authoring original content, Zack seeks to provide policymakers, private sector actors, and the general public with the information they need to make informed decisions and advocate for beneficial policies. In addition, he helps spearhead data analysis on utility investment in transportation electrification and supports projects focused on multifamily EV charging strategies.

Prior to Atlas, Zack served as the Associate Director for Advanced Energy at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, where his work focused primarily on renewable energy, U.S. geothermal development, international climate action, and national security. At the Council, Zachary managed the Veterans Advanced Energy Project, where he supported military veterans and spouses working in advanced energy through professional development programming. He is also the leading founder of Out in Energy, the U.S. association for openly LGBTQ+ energy and climate professionals.

He comes to Atlas with a background in foreign affairs and international energy policy, with over four years of work experience in France, Japan, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. Zachary received his Master’s degree in international security from Sciences Po, Paris and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in international studies from Middlebury College. He is proficient in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese.

Tom Taylor (he/him)
Tom Taylor (he/him)Policy Analyst

Tom brings together data, policy, and communications at Atlas. Tom has experience in climate change policy, transportation electrification, and disinformation. At Atlas, he produces reports and data stories related to climate solutions and is particularly focused on ensuring that this content is accessible to policymakers and the public.

Before starting at Atlas in 2021, Tom was a Policy Officer in the Department of Health and Human Services in Melbourne, Australia, where he worked on housing outcomes for people living in public housing. He has worked in other roles in state government including in policy and project management. He has experience in climate and clean energy policy development from stints at the Council of the Ageing South Australia, Divest Princeton, and Solar Citizens. At Solar Citizens, he led modelling, design, and communications for a solar on social housing initiative.

Tom holds a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Research and Public Policy from New York University Abu Dhabi.