2021 Conference Speaker Bios
Oregon Dept of Environmental Quality
Rachel Sakata is a Senior Air Quality Planner with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Rachel has spent 20 years with the DEQ working on air quality issues with a focus in the last four years on transportation and electric vehicle policy.
Rachel is the program manager for the Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program and leads the regulatory efforts for medium and heavy-duty vehicle electrification.
Prior to her job at DEQ, Rachel worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C. and was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines.