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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 … Continued

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Liz Harvell

Graduate Research Assistant

Liz Harvell graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2017 where she majored in Business Journalism, with a minor in Environmental Science and Studies. After graduation, Liz coordinated communications and … Continued

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Phone number for Liz Harvell 919-445-0847

Sam Hayes

Graduate Research Assistant

Sam Hayes is currently a Master’s student in the Department of City and Regional Planning. Prior to starting this program, Sam worked as a GIS Analyst and Project Coordinator for Furman University’s Shi Institute for … Continued

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Lexi Herndon

Lexi Kay Herndon

Director of Communications and Business Operations

Lexi worked for the EFC from 2013-2018, first as Outreach Coordinator and most recently as Director of Communications and Business Operations. In that role, Lexi coordinated communications and outreach for the EFC, helping to ensure … Continued

Rose Houck

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Rose Houck is an undergraduate student studying statistics and environmental science. She will graduate in the Spring of 2025 and hopes to pursue ocean conservation during her career. Rose began working at the EFC in … Continued

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Jeff Hughes

Jeff Hughes


Jeff Hughes was the Director of the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the UNC School of Government between 2003 and 2019. The EFC grew under Jeff’s leadership from a staff of two to over 30 … Continued

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Christy Ihlo

Deputy Director

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 … Continued

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Phone number for Christy Ihlo 919-966-1040

Daniel Irvin

Daniel Irvin

Environmental Finance Community Advisor

Daniel Irvin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2016, where he majored in Public Policy and Philosophy with a minor in Environmental Studies. As an undergraduate he interned with … Continued

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Angelina Katsanis

Graphic Design and Marketing Assistant

Angelina Katsanis is a sophomore pursuing a Visual Journalism degree with a second major in Studio Art and a minor in Social and Economic Justice. At the EFC, she works on the marketing side to … Continued

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Radhika Kattula

Research Assistant

Radhika is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is pursuing a double major in Economics and Environmental Studies with a concentration in sustainability. In her free time, … Continued

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