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Program Manager, Sustainable Carolina
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Vik Agabekov is the program manager of the Sustainable Carolina team within the UNC Institute for the Environment, where the mission is to cultivate a community committed to sustainability and innovation. At Sustainable Carolina, he oversees day-to-day operations including program and materials development, intern management, and podcast production. His role also includes collaborating with the Carolina Sustainability Council to realize their strategic priorities, creating research topics for Capstone courses, and strengthening campus partnerships with students, faculty, and staff.

While previously working with UNC Finance and Operations as a project manager, he applied his background to the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative project. He also centralized a team of subject matter experts during the revitalization of sustainability activities on campus and developed strategic content for the updated Climate Action Plan and assisted the chief sustainability officer in the transition to Sustainable Carolina.

Agabekov is an alumnus of UNC-Chapel Hill (’18) with an academic background in economics and environmental sustainability. His research interests have focused on the nexus of ecology, sustainability, and economics through exploration of topics including financial instruments that promote climate resilience, policy analysis of endangered species management in North Carolina, and feasibility studies of various renewable energy solutions in the U.S. Southeast.



B.A., Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018

B.A., Environmental Studies, conc. Sustainability, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018