Emily Warren is a shared mobility expert who brings a wealth of experience in transportation technology policy to Fontinalis. After starting her career on Capitol Hill and in public infrastructure finance, Emily joined as an early employee at Lyft in 2012, where she founded and led several operational functions, including the company’s transportation policy team. During her tenure at Lyft, Emily helped pass first-of-a-kind regulatory frameworks to enable the company’s growth across all 50 states, while shaping the national dialogue among government officials and academics grappling with ridesharing as a new mode of transportation. After Lyft, Emily joined Lime, where she recruited and led the policy and public affairs team during a period of rapid growth for the company, scaling shared bikes and electric scooters across over 100 cities and 15 countries.
Throughout her career, Emily has distinguished herself as a principled advocate for the potential of technology to build more sustainable urban transportation systems. Her lucid policy analysis, deep knowledge of transportation, and commitment to the public interest have allowed her to bridge the often contentious divide between cities and mobility startups, resulting in creative policy solutions and trusted relationships that move the industry forward.
Emily earned a B.A. in Political Science and Gender Studies from the University of California, San Diego and an M.P.A. in Public Finance from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the advisory board of the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies.