Ms. Freedman serves as SANDAG's subject matter expert on energy and clean transportation issues. She also oversees development of a $30 million regional incentive program for EV charging infrastructure. She joined SANDAG in 2006, where she developed its energy planning program in support of regional approaches to saving energy, reducing petroleum dependence and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Ms. Freedman has managed SANDAG's Regional Energy Working Group and numerous energy planning efforts like the Regional Energy Strategy, regional readiness planning for EVs and alternative fuels, and the Energy Roadmap program for local governments - a partnership with SDG&E. Prior to joining SANDAG, Ms. Freedman led energy policy efforts for the San Diego Regional Energy Office (now the Center for Sustainable Energy); and spent six years in Washington D.C. addressing federal and multi-state energy and clean air policies at the Northeast-Midwest Institute and the Alliance to Save Energy. She holds a BA in Political Science/Ecology from Emory University and an MA in Energy/Environmental Policy from the College of Urban Affairs/Public Policy at the University of Delaware.