Eleanor Thomas earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2019. Following graduation, Eleanor worked as an Engineering Associate at the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and commercialization of zero emission transportation technologies. At CTE Eleanor used vehicle simulation software to model battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric bus performance. She also conducted vehicle energy consumption analyses and used outputs to assess operational and fueling infrastructure requirements. In this capacity, she informed clients and stakeholders on the benefits and challenges of operating heavy-duty zero emission vehicles through presentations, workshops, and reports. Working in an emerging market space, Eleanor experienced firsthand the critical role policy plays in the adoption of clean energy technologies. At Bren, Eleanor is excited to explore the intersection of policy and sustainable technologies. She believes any policy-making must be grounded in an equity framework that uplifts the lived reality of people in marginalized communities who suffer from disproportionate environmental burdens. In her career, Eleanor hopes to apply her knowledge of sustainable technology and environmental systems to inform science-based policy and improve the health of our communities and the environment.