Kelly Carlin

  • Carbon-Free Transportation

Kelly is a manager in RMI’s Carbon-Free Transportation Program, leading its mobility work in Africa and Asia. Prior to this, Kelly worked on RMI’s Global South Program for eight years, leading off-grid energy planning for governments in sub-Saharan Africa in close coordination with development partners and private sector solar home system and minigrid companies. He also worked previously on consumer mobile applications as a strategy for reducing traffic congestion and energy use on RMI’s Carbon-Free Transportation team.


Prior to joining RMI, Kelly was the COO of Bandwagon, a taxi-sharing software startup based in New York City. While at Bandwagon, Kelly led business development and operations. With the CEO, he secured over US$1MM in grant funding from NYSERDA and Verizon Communications. Kelly also worked as a wilderness instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School and elsewhere, leading expeditions in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic.


Carleton College, B.A. in English. Prior studies at Deep Springs College.


Boulder, CO