Jacquelyn Birdsall-Headshot 2018

Jacquelyn Birdsall

Jacquelyn Birdsall is a Senior Engineer in the Fuel Cell Vehicle group of Toyota Motor North America Research and Development specializing in hydrogen infrastructure, high pressure hydrogen systems and associated codes, standards and regulations. She also serves as a technical spokesperson for the Toyota Mirai and has been in numerous publications including Car and Driver, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal.

Birdsall has held several roles in the automotive industry prior to joining Toyota in 2012 and has over twelve years of experience with fuel cell vehicles. Recently she returned from a thirteen-month assignment at the Toyota Motor Corporation Global Headquarters where she worked directly with the Fuel Cell Division in Toyota City, Japan.

In addition to her activities in hydrogen, Birdsall takes personal interest in promoting STEAM learning and diversity within the industry. Birdsall is a board
member of Women Influencing and Impacting Toyota – a group established to promote the talent and visibility of the women of Toyota through continued
learning, self-development and leadership.

Birdsall received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University (previously General Motors Institute).