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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 … Continued

Evan Liebgott

May 10, 2021

Evan graduated from UNC in May 2021 with majors in economics and philosophy and a Spanish minor. He worked at the EFC as a student for two years before joining the full-time staff and currently works primarily on the financial … 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

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

Tom Roberts

May 10, 2021

Tom Roberts is the Senior Business Analyst for the EFC at UNC. Tom has an Associate in Applied Sciences in Civil Engineering Technology from Delaware Technical and Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University … 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