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Kimberly Kirkhart

June 9, 2021

Kimberly Kirkhart joined the EFC as a graduate research assistant in summer 2021. She received her B.S. in Finance from UNC Charlotte in 2018 and Masters in Climate Change & Society from NC State University in 2021. Currently, she assists … Read more

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 … Read more

Christy Ihlo

May 10, 2021

Christy Ihlo joined the EFC as the Deputy Director in 2021, overseeing the daily operations of the Center. She brings a diverse background including program management, monitoring and evaluation, technical report writing, spatial analysis, and international fieldwork. During her career, … Read more

Austin Thompson-Spain

June 22, 2018

Austin Thompson-Spain joined the EFC at UNC in 2018 as a Project Director. In this role, she conducts applied research and provides technical assistance and training for environmental service providers. Austin holds a BS in Biological Sciences from the University … Read more