Calvin Cupini

A native of St. Louis, Calvin moved to Charlotte in 2011 and studied Environmental Science and Economics UNC Charlotte with an economic focus on GIS and spatial modeling. His research includes cost-benefit modeling of energy technology and policies, and the economic effects of light rail development on housing prices. His scientific focus included a low cost air quality monitor study on fine particle pollution and low cost monitoring tools, as well as GIS modeling of solar power feasibility, and land cover land use change. As Clean Air Carolina’s Citizen Science Manager, Calvin produces GIS research of air pollution, reports on localized impacts in environmental justice areas, manages and implements the AirKeeper program as well as advises staff in matters of science and economics. Calvin enjoys watching soccer and is a season ticket holder of Charlotte Independence, and founder of Jack’s Militia. He is also a musician who plays 8 instruments, and is lead of the Barbershop Quartet, Technically Sound.