CEC Welcomes Jasmine Singh as Environmental Policy Intern

Jasmine Singh is a sophomore at American University in Washington D.C. She is pursuing a double major in Communications, Legal Studies, Economics, Government (CLEG) and Environmental Studies. She was born in Lufkin, Texas and moved to Houston when she was 2 years old. For fun she likes to travel, hike, garden, swim, and do puzzles. She is passionate about sustainability and combining her knowledge about public policy and the environment to create impactful change. Jasmine is excited to work with CEC to unite Houston over issues threatening our planet. Jasmine can be reached at [email protected].

CEC Welcomes Naomi Wentz as Newsletter Intern

Naomi is a rising senior at Rice University, earning a BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies. She was born in Houston and raised in Pearland, TX. Both of her parents have PhDs in biological sciences so from an early age, she has been exposed to environmental concepts and along with a variety of childhood pets, she began her passion for conservation and sustainability early on.

For leisure, she enjoys traveling, going to music festivals, spending time with her pets, going to art exhibits, and volunteering at local animal shelters. At Rice University, she participates in the Environmental Club, writes for the student newspaper, the Thresher, and organizes concerts for the student radio station, KTRU.

This is her first internship directly focusing on the environment and she is excited to learn more about the environmental issues that the local Houston community faces. She also wants to learn more about how non-profits operate and how to integrate conservation, environmental issues, and sustainability. Naomi can be reached at [email protected]

CEC Welcomes Akshay Chhajed as Business Development Intern

Akshay Chhajed is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with emphases on finance and strategy from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business along with double minors in International Studies and Modern Greek. He was born and brought up in Mumbai (Bombay), India and moved to the United States in 2014 after high school to pursue his undergraduate education and widen his global perspective.

For leisure, he enjoys traveling, electronic dance music, hiking and scuba diving and is an avid learner of topics such as history, economics, linguistics and the classics. He is very passionate about engaging with diverse cultures and also speaks English, Hindi, Modern Greek and French.

Having recently moved to Houston, he is enthusiastic to contribute to CEC in activities related to business and is looking forward to gain more knowledge about the relationship and intersection between ongoing environmental issues and businesses, especially with regards to corporate social responsibility. Akshay can be reached at [email protected]