Kelly L. Fleming is an expert in energy technology with specializations in transportation energy and energy policy. She is also active in the promotion of equitable and inclusive science and engineering, both in the lab or field, and in their application.
Currently, Kelly is the Policy Director for the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA). Prior, she was a Research and Policy Analyst for the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy which is affiliated with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). She served as a connection between the world leading research in transportation at UC Davis and decision-makers around the U.S., including California policymakers, federal policymakers, mobility and environmental organizations, and leaders in the transportation industry. Learn more the cross-cutting and interdisciplinary work from ITS and affiliated research centers here.
Prior to working at UC Davis, Kelly worked for two years in Washington, DC as a 2016-2018 Executive Branch Science and Technology Policy Fellow through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Her AAAS host office was at the Department of Energy in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO). Prior to EERE, she was hosted in the Office of Science, where she worked in the International Programs office assisting in the work the Office of Science does with partnering countries in basic and fundamental research.
Kelly's mission is to positively influence society through science, outreach, and policy. She was a fellow in the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) in 2019 in San Francisco. Kelly was a co-chair of the AAAS Climate and Energy Affinity Group, which consists of over 500 energy and climate professionals (mainly current and alumni AAAS fellows), and she currently serves on the leadership board for 500 Women Scientists.