Skip to main content

Megan Doherty

Project Analyst

Megan Doherty joined the EFC in December 2022. She graduated from UNC in June 2022 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, and minors in Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Mandarin Chinese. As a student, she … Read more

Email address for Megan Doherty mdoherty@sog.unc.edu

Kristen Downs

Project Director

Kristen Downs was a UNC EFC Project Director from September 2022 to October 2023. She completed her PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering in the fall of 2022, with a focus on the relationships between … Read more

Email address for Kristen Downs kristen.downs@sog.unc.edu
Phone number for Kristen Downs +1 (919) 962-8901

Alicea Easthope-Frazer

Project Director

Alicea Easthope-Frazer joined the EFC as a Project Director in March 2023. Alicea was most recently at The Aquaya Institute, in both program and operations roles over the years. Her career focus has been on … Read more

Email address for Alicea Easthope-Frazer aliceaef@sog.unc.edu

Ahmed Rachid El-Khattabi

Interim Executive Director

Dr. Ahmed Rachid (AR) El-Khattabi is the Interim Executive Director of the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His background is in applied economics and urban planning. He … Read more

Email address for Ahmed Rachid El-Khattabi arelkhattabi@sog.unc.edu

image of Shadi Eskaf

Shadi Eskaf

Research Director

Shadi Eskaf worked at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill between 2004 and 2021. He joined the EFC as a graduate student Research Associate before becoming a full-time employee … Read more


Samantha Feinstein

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Samantha Feinstein is a current graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, pursuing a Master’s of Science in Public Health in Environmental Sciences & Engineering. Alongside her studies, she is completing … Read more

Email address for Samantha Feinstein spaige@live.unc.edu

Kaden Graham

Graduate Research Assistant

Kaden is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pursuing a Master’s degree in Information Science at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) via the dual-degree Environmental Informatics … Read more

Email address for Kaden Graham kadenpg@email.unc.edu

image of Anna Gustines

Anna Gustines

Graduate Research Assistant

Anna Gustines joined the EFC in 2021 as a graduate research assistant. She is a second-year master’s degree candidate in the Department of City and Regional Planning, specializing in Land Use and Environmental Planning. Anna … Read more

Email address for Anna Gustines gustines@email.unc.edu

image of Robin Haley

Robin Haley

Graduate Research Assistant

Robin Haley is currently a graduate student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science with coursework emphasis on database systems and digital services in archives. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration … Read more

Email address for Robin Haley robhal22@email.unc.edu

image of Cassidy Harding

Cassidy Harding

Technical Research Assitant

Cassidy joined the EFC in 2020 as a research assistant on the EPA Exchange Network project. She is a first year in the Master of Information Science program at the School of Information and Library … Read more

Email address for Cassidy Harding rayh1998@live.unc.edu