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Maegan Rhoades

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Maegan Rhoades is an undergraduate senior student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is currently pursuing a BA in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). In her free time, Maegan enjoys spending time outdoors … Continued

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Erin Riggs

Executive Director

Erin Riggs is the Executive Director of the EFC and conducts applied research surrounding legal, policy, and accounting framework that influences environmental finance issues around the country. She graduated from the University of Florida’s Levin … Continued

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Phone number for Erin Riggs 919-966-3126

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Tom Roberts

Senior Business Analyst

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 … Continued

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Phone number for Tom Roberts 919-455-5647

Paul Ruback

Project Analyst

Paul Ruback joined the EFC staff in November 2022. Paul graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2021 with a degree in Conservation and Resource Studies. As a student, he worked as an undergraduate researcher. When … Continued

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Imani Russell

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Imani Russell is an undergraduate student studying Sociology and Communications, with a minor in Creative Writing. Imani will graduate in 2023 and hopes to pursue a career in media research with a focus on TV and … Continued

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Melanie Sanchez

Project Director

Melanie rejoined the EFC in February of 2023. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in statistics & analytics and a minor in geology. She has a unique … Continued

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Phone number for Melanie Sanchez 910-599-3743

Henri Sanders

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Henri Sanders is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, majoring in Geography with a minor in Philosophy. At Chapel Hill, Henri works as an undergraduate research assistant with the EFC … Continued

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Gabriela Santana

Graduate Research Assistant

Gabriela Santana is an undergraduate Environmental Science student with a minor in Geography graduating in December 2021. She is hoping to pursue a Master’s in Information Science at UNC through the Dual-Degree Environmental Informatics program … Continued

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Austin Thompson

PhD Research Assistant

Austin Thompson joined the EFC at UNC in 2018 as a Project Director. In this role, she conducted applied research and provides technical assistance and training for environmental service providers. Thompson holds a BS in … Continued

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Hope Thomson

Project Director

Hope Thomson joined the EFC as a project director in April 2022. She focuses on providing technical assistance to utilities, as well as researching barriers and solutions to increasing water service connections in underserved areas. … Continued

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Phone number for Hope Thomson 919-962-8273