Meet the Team
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Our team is composed of technical, policy and communications experts who amplify and uplift the mission of our industry members.
With leadership and coordination, our team administers daily operations of the organization and supports industry members through tailored one-on-one meetings.
Founder and Executive Director
Roxana Bekemohammadi is a distinguished leader in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, known for her unique experience in policy advocacy, public service, and technology commercialization. She is regularly called upon to present on the current and future status of the U.S. hydrogen economy at conferences, legislatures, and in other political arenas. In 2020, she founded the Western States Hydrogen Alliance, championing hydrogen policies in the Western States. With the passing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act in 2021, the organization expanded to all 50 states, and is now known as the United States Hydrogen Alliance (USHA). The organization has blazed a pathway for the U.S. hydrogen economy by successfully passing sixteen hydrogen state bills across the United States since USHA’s inception in 2020.
Roxana led a lobbying firm focused on hydrogen policy in California prior to USHA. She also served as an advocate and technical expert in previous roles across multiple sectors including energy, zero emission vehicles, workforce development, technical education. Lastly, Roxana served as a public servant at the California Air Resources Board, an air quality regulatory state agency.
Academically, Roxana holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Irvine and served as a student researcher at the National Fuel Cell Research Center. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her education combined with a diverse professional background further positions her as a leading voice in the clean energy industry.
Policy & Communications Associate
Lexi Schnell is currently obtaining a Masters in Science in Climate Change and Environmental Policy from the University of Leeds. She is a graduate from Virginia Tech where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resources Management with a triple minor in Climate & Society, Ecological Cities, and Forestry. She was also a member of USHA’s 2022 Class of Hydrogen Policy Fellows.
Policy & Marketing Manager
Alec Lowman, who earned his BA in Communications from California State University, Long Beach, is distinguishing himself in the world of hydrogen policy. As a member of USHA's 2022 Class of Hydrogen Policy Fellows, his main focus lies in policy, where he diligently works to understand and shape the legislative landscape surrounding hydrogen technology. A true self-starter, Alec has also discovered a passion for marketing and business development, integrating these fields into his career. His innovative approach to these areas, coupled with his dedication to policy, enables him to contribute to the hydrogen industry in a multifaceted way. Alec's comprehensive perspective and drive hold great promise for a bright and influential future in the expanding world of sustainable energy.
Policy & Communications Associate
Zoe is a graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish with a concentration in Public Policy. As a member of the 2022 Class of Hydrogen Policy Fellows, she quickly discovered her keen interest in clean energy.