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Erin Ansbro

Erin Ansbro

Data Researcher

Erin Ansbro worked at the EFC between 2019 – 2020 as a Data Researcher working primarily on statewide water and wastewater rates surveys. She graduated from the University of Chapel Hill in May 2019 with … Continued


Glenn Barnes

Glenn Barnes

Associate Director

Glenn Barnes worked at Environmental Finance Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2006 – 2019, ultimately serving as associate director. He conducted professional development courses and provided direct technical assistance … Continued


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Omid Barr

Project Director

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 … Continued

Email address for Omid Barr barromid@sog.unc.edu

Liz Barteldt

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Liz Barteldt is a sophomore majoring in Environmental Studies with a Business Administration Minor. On campus, she has previously worked at the Ackerman Center for Sustainability and is currently Vice President of Sustainable Business Club. … Continued

Email address for Liz Barteldt ebarteldt@unc.edu

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Garrett Basnight

Research Assistant

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 … Continued

Email address for Garrett Basnight gfbas@live.unc.edu

Stacey Berahzer

Stacey Berahzer

Senior Project Director

Stacey Isaac Berahzer worked at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill for several years up to 2018. She has an undergraduate degree from North Carolina Central University in … Continued


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Julia Cavalier

Research Director

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 … Continued

Email address for Julia Cavalier cavalier@sog.unc.edu
Phone number for Julia Cavalier 919-962-0716

Alex Clegg

Alex Clegg

Research Fellow

Alex Clegg worked at the EFC while a senior at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in environmental studies and economics, with a minor in city and regional planning. He hopes to … Continued


Emma Copenhaver

Project Analyst

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 … Continued

Email address for Emma Copenhaver ecopenhaver@sog.unc.edu

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

Email address for Will Cotterman wrc@unc.edu