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Ben Lasley

September 1, 2021

Ben Lasley is a Graduate Research Assistant working at the EFC. He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2019 with a degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science, and Geography. After graduation, Ben worked as a community organizer in Philadelphia, directing … Continued

Eva Ramirez-Flores

June 9, 2021

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 the different ways data science … Continued

Kimberly Kirkhart

June 9, 2021

Kimberly Kirkhart joined the EFC as a graduate research assistant in summer 2021. She is currently working on small water system case studies to provide educational resources for other rural areas. She received her B.S in Finance from UNC Charlotte … Continued

Garrett Basnight

May 10, 2021

Garrett Basnight is a recent graduate of Environmental Studies at UNC working on research and outreach assistance at the EFC. He will be managing EFC social media accounts and providing graphic design and hands on work in ongoing projects as … Continued

Omid Barr

May 10, 2021

Omid Barr joined the Environmental Finance Center in 2020 as a graduate research assistant. He earned his B.S. from the University of Maryland in 2018, after which he interned with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. In 2021 he completed his master’s … Continued

Elsemarie Mullins

May 10, 2021

Elsemarie Mullins joined the EFC in the spring of 2020 as a Project Director. She provides trainings and technical assistance for water and wastewater providers, conducts applied research on affordability, paying for nutrient management, the impacts of COVID-19 on water … Continued

Christian Lutz

May 10, 2021

Christian Lutz has been with the EFC since 2019 and is currently a Project Manager. They research utility rates data and visualizes them in the EFC’s Finance and Rates Dashboards. Christian also researches and teaches on environmental finance topics, including … Continued

Stephen Lapp

May 10, 2021

Stephen Lapp graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2018. He majored in Environmental Studies, with a minor in Urban Studies and Planning. As an undergraduate, Stephen interned with UNC’s Sustainability Office, New Hanover County’s … Continued

Evan Kirk

May 10, 2021

Evan Kirk joined the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2016. Evan is currently Acting Senior Project Director. He manages statewide water, wastewater, and stormwater rates surveys in multiple states and conducts applied research … Continued

Julia Cavalier

May 10, 2021

Julia Cavalier joined the Environmental Finance Center in 2018. Prior to joining the EFC, Julia had 15 years of experience in the water sector and 13 of those years spent with the Public Water Supply Section of the North Carolina … Continued