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Research Associate
Energy Transition Initiative


Alex Hopkins is a research associate with the Energy Transition Initiative (ETI), a joint program of the UNC Institute for the Environment and the UNC School of Law’s Center for Climate, Energy, Environment & Economics (CE3). His work at the Institute focuses on engaging stakeholders at the federal and state level on creative solutions to issues pertinent to the future of the energy sector in North Carolina, the southeast region, and around the world.

Prior to UNC, Alex worked in Washington, D.C., on a range of policy areas, including: energy and climate change, multilateral affairs, and congressional engagement at the Stimson Center and Williams & Jensen, PLLC. He holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University, and a B.A. in Political Science from the College of Wooster.


M.A., International Affairs, George Washington University, 2019

B.A., Political Science, The College of Wooster, 2016