Sophie Shulman is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She previously served as the Chief of Innovative Mobility at the Colorado Department of Transportation and led partnerships and business development at Electrify America, an electric vehicle charging company. Before joining Electrify America, Sophie served as the acting Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation. During her time at USDOT, Sophie worked extensively on the $40 million Smart City Challenge grant. She had several other roles, including the White House Domestic Policy Council, the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Biden-Harris Transition Team. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Johns Hopkins University.