Abby Abraham (she/her)
Abby Abraham (she/her)Data Associate

Abby is a Data Associate at Atlas Public Policy. Abby is responsible for improving and maintaining Atlas’s data products, assisting with website development, and supporting policy research and analysis.

Before joining Atlas, Abby worked as a Data Science intern for Commercial Real Estate company CBRE, where she built a model on an ensemble of machine learning algorithms, gained data processing and feature engineering skills, and delivered technical insight to a non-technical audience.  Abby has also interned for two summers at the New York State Department of Transportation, where she provided professional engineers with analysis and support.

Abby holds a Master of Science in Data Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Applied Mathematics and Mathematics from the University at Albany, New York.

Peter Benzoni
Peter BenzoniData Analyst

Peter is a Data Analyst at Atlas Public Policy. Peter is responsible for overseeing how Atlas ingests, manipulates, and presents data for several ongoing projects.  He leads the scoping and development of complex data management projects. He brings an expertise in database development, data analysis, and data visualization in dashboards and websites. At Atlas, he has successfully led projects analyzing online behaviors of media, such as the Hamilton Dashboard, and several projects surrounding electric vehicle charging station behaviors, such as EV Shared Mobility. On any given day, he can be found designing database tables, tweaking ingest scripts, crafting dashboards, and writing documentation. Peter also provides technical support to the other members of Atlas and assists in analyses, requirements gathering, and data management.

Peter brings his knowledge of Power BI, Social Media APIs, and NodeJS to many of Atlas’s projects. He also gained much of his technical expertise as a consultant for Accenture Federal Services, where he worked for three and a half years before joining Atlas. At Accenture, he developed his expertise in visualizing data, helping develop a host of interactive dashboards, reports, and alerts for their government clients, gaining fluency in SQL, JavaScript, Java, and Qlik. This experience and his prior work at the U.S. Department of Energy and at the U.S. Mission to NATO, have made him skilled at understanding and safely manipulating public sector information.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from Iowa State University.

Spencer Burget
Spencer BurgetPolicy Analyst

Spencer is a Policy Analyst at Atlas Public Policy where he contributes original research and policy analysis on transportation and building electrification. Spencer’s primary responsibilities are to support data collection and website content for the Atlas Buildings Hub and EV Hub. Spencer brings a wide variety of 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 Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and other leading clean energy organizations. Spencer first joined EDF as a summer intern conducting marginal abatement analysis for building electrification. Following his internship, Spencer joined EDF as a full-time consultant managing fleet engagement initiatives and developing market research and policy analysis for 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 and contributes to research and analysis on transportation electrification projects. James specializes in quantitative policy analysis and modeling and brings expertise in policy and planning for vehicle electrification in both light and heavy duty sectors.

Previously, 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. At the Luskin Center, he worked with public, non-profit and private sector clients such as the California Air Resources Board, the Southern California Association of Governments, and EVgo. His work included analysis and modeling to inform incentive design for heavy duty vehicles, planning for EV infrastructure in workplaces and multi-family housing, and evaluating a 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.

Robert Fitzgerald
Robert FitzgeraldSenior Policy Analyst

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

Prior to joining Atlas, Robert managed and coordinated Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V) activities for the Energy Efficiency & Demand Side Management (EE/DSM) portfolios of several U.S. electric and gas utilities, as well as supporting a variety of program-design activities for these portfolios. He also has considerable experience supporting the development of federal (United States) 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, Robert has also supported the development of federal energy conservation standards for consumer products through market research and energy use analysis.

Robert 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 analyzes data and policies related to transportation and building electrification and decarbonization. Noah’s primary responsibilities include data collection and website content for the Atlas EV Hub and Buildings Hub. Noah brings a solid understanding of energy markets and technologies from his focus on energy economics during his undergraduate studies.

Before joining Atlas, Noah worked as a Professional Services Engineer for ML/AI training data company Appen, where he gained myriad skills surrounding data acquisition and front-end design. His other data-related experience includes an internship at the World Bank Group where he conducted analyses around poverty measurement techniques in Southern Africa.

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 currently includes the collection and synthesis of policy and market data to support the growth of 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 unique expertise in managing a range of 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 and Buildings Hub.

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 UC 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

Zachary Strauss is a Policy Analyst at Atlas Public Policy, where he contributes to research projects and strategic analysis focused on electric mobility and building sector decarbonization.

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 across France, Japan, Italy, 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 European 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 Taylor is a Policy Analyst at Atlas Public Policy. Tom works with the Atlas team to support original research and sophisticated analyses on electric transportation, building decarbonization, and other areas of climate policy. As part of that work, Tom will support data collection and validation initiatives. Tom will also lead Atlas’s efforts to promote our work to the policy community and communicate with the broader public.

Tom formerly worked in social housing policy at the Department of Health and Human Services in Melbourne, Australia where he focused on initiatives to improve tenant outcomes through data analysis and tenant engagement. 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 for social housing initiative.

Tom holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts from New York University Abu Dhabi.