Katherine Stainken

Policy Director
Katherine Stainken

Katherine is focused on promoting policies and programs that will transform the transportation sector and encourage more EVs on the road! She is a passionate advocate for EVs and technologies that can reduce reliance on fossil fuels and assist in achieving state and national climate goals. Prior to her work at Plug In America, Katherine was a Director of Government Affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), focused on policies to promote solar on the federal level as well as southeast and northeast regions, along with regulatory work at the DOE, EPA, CFTC, OMB, FHFA and other federal agencies. Katherine was also the lead staff on the Clean Power Plan and chief liaison to the solar heating and cooling and EH&S groups at SEIA. She received her Masters from American University in Global Environmental Policy and Bachelors from Boston College. When she’s not promoting EVs, you can find her on the water rowing at the Port of Sacramento.