How does your program contribute to Plug In America’s mission?
National Drive Electric Week and Drive Electric Earth Day serve as the largest annual EV outreach and education efforts in the world. By creating a space to showcase EVs and dispel common misconceptions, they serve our main purpose of increasing EV adoption, one community at a time. Through the programs, Plug In America is also able to amplify the voice of the EV driver as we support volunteers in organizing local events.
What drew you to Plug In America originally? And how has Plug In America changed since?
I’ve always cared about the environment and, shortly after leaving college, I realized I wanted to do more. I was excited to work full time at Plug In America, supporting both the environment and innovative technology. It’s also been amazing to be part of an ambitious, rapidly growing team at Plug In America. We are always pushing the limits of what we can accomplish.
Why are you interested in electric vehicles?
It’s exciting to be at the forefront of an emerging industry, especially one with such immense benefits for public health. As a California native, I’m familiar with breathing dirty air and proud to be advocating for clean transportation. Electric vehicles also feel like the wave of the future, with advanced technology like over the air updates and autonomous driving.