U.S. Department of Energy
Margaret Smith is a Technology Manager in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO). In this role, she provides oversight for a portfolio of alternative fuel vehicle outreach, education, deployment, and data collection projects. She also provides programmatic direction for the national network of Clean Cities Coalitions and oversees technical assistance, training, tool development, and equity work performed by DOE National Laboratories. Margaret leads energy and environmental justice initiatives such as the VTO Justice40 Initiative Pilot to maximize the benefits of federal investments that flow to underserved or disadvantaged communities. This includes integrating equity considerations in federal programs that fund electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging stations. Before joining DOE in 2020, she provided VTO programmatic and technical support as a contractor for over 10 years. Margaret supported various TI activities, such as organizing Clean Cities trainings and peer sharing discussions, developing resources for Clean Cities coalitions, and assisting with program management responsibilities. She holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering with a concentration in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia.