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Project Analyst

 ecopenhaver@sog.unc.edu


Emma Copenhaver is a Project Analyst at the UNC Environmental Finance Center (UNC EFC). In this role, she does applied research into various funding streams available to water and wastewater utilities and helps communities access this funding. Emma knows bridging the gap between funders and communities helps utilities access critical infrastructure funding that they may not know is there.

Before working at UNC EFC, Emma studied English and Chemistry at UNC Chapel Hill. This experience was a crucial part of Emma’s journey, shaping her research and communication skills and helping her find her passion for public and private utility finance.

If Emma was not working as a Project Analyst, she would be knitting, thrifting, and dreaming up new recipes in the kitchen.


Education
BA, English, Minor in Chemistry, 2022, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill