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Multidisciplinary Team

The multidisciplinary team of staff and students offer experience and expertise across a diverse range of areas. We are formally trained as public administrators, engineers, planners, attorneys, finance/business specialists, economists, policy specialists, information and data scientists, environmental scientists, and more.


Will Cotterman

Graduate Research Assistant

Will Cotterman is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pursuing a Master’s in City and Regional Planning, with a concentration in Land Use and Environmental Planning. He also plans … Continued

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Kaden Graham

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Kaden is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pursuing a major in Environmental Science (Quantitative Energy Systems Track) and a minor in Statistics and Analytics. He will graduate at … Continued

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Sam Hayes

Graduate Research Assistant

Sam Hayes is currently a Master’s student in the Department of City and Regional Planning. Prior to starting this program, Sam worked as a GIS Analyst and Project Coordinator for Furman University’s Shi Institute for … Continued

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Rose Houck

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Rose Houck is an undergraduate student studying statistics and environmental science. She will graduate in the Spring of 2025 and hopes to pursue ocean conservation during her career. Rose began working at the EFC in … Continued

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Bella Kim

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Bella Kim is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Science – Quantitative Energy Systems and an Urban Studies and Planning minor. She joined the … Continued

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Jazmine Pritchett

Graduate Research Assistant

Jazmine is pursuing a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning as part of a dual degree program with Duke’s Master of Environmental Management. At EFC, she is helping conduct applied research on various projects. … Continued

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Yutong Qiu

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Yutong Qiu is an environmental science and statistics double major in the UNC class of 2025. In addition, she is in the dual degree program for a Master’s in Information Science. At EFC, Yutong is … Continued

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Eva Ramirez-Flores

Graduate Research Assistant

Eva graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill May 2021 with a B.S. in Environmental Science and is pursuing a Master’s in Information Science as part of Carolina’s Dual-Degree Environmental Informatics program. She is looking forward to discovering … Continued

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Adithi Reddy

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Adithi Reddy is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill double majoring in Global Studies and Business Journalism and double minoring in Sustainability Studies and Public Policy. At EFC, she … Continued

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Imani Russell

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Imani Russell is an undergraduate student studying Sociology and Communications, with a minor in Creative Writing. Imani will graduate in 2023 and hopes to pursue a career in media research with a focus on TV and … Continued

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Austin Thompson

PhD Research Assistant

Austin Thompson joined the EFC at UNC in 2018 as a Project Director. In this role, she conducted applied research and provides technical assistance and training for environmental service providers. Thompson holds a BS in … Continued

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Alessandra Caceres Torres

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alessandra Caceres Torres is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, double majoring in Political Science and Public Policy and minoring in Spanish for the Legal Professions. In the future, … Continued

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Delia Wegner

Graduate Research Assistant

Delia Wegner graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2021 with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Urban Studies and Planning. She is now pursuing a Masters in Information Science degree at UNC … Continued

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