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Paul Ruback

December 23, 2022

Paul Ruback joined the EFC staff in November 2022. Paul graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2021 with a degree in Conservation and Resource Studies. As a student, he worked as an undergraduate researcher. When he is not working, he … Continued

Emma Copenhaver

December 23, 2022

Emma Copenhaver joined the EFC in December 2022. A recent UNC alum, she graduated in December 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Chemistry. As a student, she focused her coursework on technical writing and … Continued

Megan Doherty

December 8, 2022

Megan Doherty joined the EFC in September 2022. She graduated from UNC in May 2022 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, and minors in Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Mandarin Chinese. As a student, she was part of several environmental … Continued

Tenika McMillan

November 25, 2022

Tenika McMillan joined the EFC as an Assistant Director in July 2022. She focuses on providing personnel management, as well as researching barriers and solutions to increasing water service connections in underserved areas. She brings a diverse background including program … Continued

Ahmed Rachid El-Khattabi

July 15, 2022

Ahmed Rachid El-Khattabi is an applied economist and urban planner with methods expertise in policy-oriented quantitative research and data management. El-Khattabi holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Anna Patterson

July 15, 2022

Anna Patterson Joined the EFC as a Project Director in June 2022. She is focusing her work on helping communities and water utilities improve their environmental health and financial resilience. She brings experience in stormwater management for a water/wastewater utility, … Continued

Andrew Waters

July 15, 2022

Andrew Waters comes to the Environmental Finance Center as a project director after working in the nonprofit land conservation field for fifteen years. An undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill, Andrew received an MBA from UNC Greensboro and is currently completing … Continued

Hope Thomson

June 1, 2022

Hope Thomson joined the EFC as a project director in April 2022. She focuses on providing technical assistance to utilities, as well as researching barriers and solutions to increasing water service connections in underserved areas. She earned her B.S. from … Continued

Kathryn Obenshain

February 9, 2022

Kathryn Obenshain joined the EFC staff in July 2022. Kathryn graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in May 2022 with degrees in Environmental Studies and German Literature and Culture. As a student, she worked at the EFC as an undergraduate research … Continued

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, … Continued