2021 Conference Speaker Bios
Joel Espino is with the Wend Collective—a social impact fund. He co-leads its clean transportation equity program, which aims to grow social justice capacity and power to shift transportation policy toward more justice, inclusion, and sustainability.
Prior to Wend, Joel co-led the Greenlining Institute’s work on racial justice advocacy, strategy, and research in clean transportation. He worked on implementing the Charge Ahead California Initiative–a law working to ensure low-income communities of color have access to and benefit from electric cars, trucks, and buses.
He also led advocacy for equitable EV charging infrastructure investments at the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, and within the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement.