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Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) 

Advocate, Clean Vehicles, Climate & Clean Energy Program

Guillermo Ortiz works to advance clean transportation policies that safeguard public health with a focus on restorative justice for the communities facing the brunt of tailpipe pollution. Prior to joining NRDC, Ortiz led efforts at the University of California to integrate climate justice principles into system-wide policy and strategic planning decisions. Ortiz developed his expertise in policy development and analysis at the Center for American Progress and as a congressional staffer in the U.S. Senate. Ortiz holds a bachelor’s degree in Global Environmental Change and sustainability from Johns Hopkins University and is an alumnus of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Public Policy Fellowship Program. He is based in NRDC’s San Francisco office.