Full Name
Leslie Aguayo
Job Title
Climate Equity Program Manager
The Greenlining Institute
Speaker Bio
Leslie Aguayo is an urban planner and advocate with experience and interest in poverty alleviation, asset building, affordable housing, equitable transportation and climate change policy for increased upward mobility in urban, suburban and rural spaces. As a Climate Equity Program Manager at The Greenlining Institute Leslie works to further equitable electric vehicle policy and investments. She leads Greenlining’s transportation electrification equity work, advocating to increase racial and climate equity in transportation planning and investments, implementing the Charge Ahead California Initiative–a law that works to make electric vehicles accessible to low- and moderate-income Californians -- and advocating for equitable charging infrastructure investments at the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, and the California Air Resources Board.

Prior to joining The Greenlining Institute, Leslie worked for the San Francisco Department of Public Works, the Center for Responsible Lending, and at TransForm. Leslie was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Master of City Planning and holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthropology and Urban Studies from the University of California, Irvine.
Leslie Aguayo