CEC Welcomes Emily Engelbart as an Environmental Journalism intern

As the new Environmental Journalism intern for the Citizens Environmental Coalition, Emily Engelbart is eager to get started in her new position. She is an incoming Journalism sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin and is pursuing both a Spanish minor and a certificate in Environment and Sustainability.

After graduation, her dream is to create documentaries about a variety of topics related to culture, music, and science. She especially wants to focus her documentaries on environmental topics to protect our planet that is under great threat.

Emily enjoys all things outdoors like hiking, running, and swimming. Additionally, she enjoys traveling, doing puzzles, attending concerts, and enjoying time with friends and family.

Emily is thrilled to contribute to CEC’s mission and gain insight to take with her to her future endeavors.

Should you wish to contact her, she can be reached at emily.engelbart@cechouston.org.

CEC Welcomes Amy Kuriakose as an Environmental Policy Intern

Amy Kuriakose is a rising senior at Rice University who is double majoring in Environmental Science and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and minoring in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities. As a student with experience in research and community service, she is looking forward to making a meaningful community impact through her work at the CEC. Amy is especially interested in science policy and is passionate about environmental justice. After graduating from Rice, she is planning on attending graduate school to study environmental policy or a related field.

Amy is originally from Plainsboro, NJ, and enjoys going home to spend time with her cat Ginger (as well as her family and friends!). Some of her hobbies include assembling jigsaw puzzles, biking, trying new restaurants, and drawing. Amy also loves to explore the outdoors, especially by visiting national parks and doing challenging hikes (the photo above was taken at Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park).

Amy is excited to apply her skills and contribute to the CEC’s mission while also gaining experience and expanding her knowledge of social justice, civic engagement, and environmental policy.

CEC Welcomes Mimi Martinez as a Policy and Government Relations Intern

Mimi Martinez is a rising junior at the University of Texas at Austin. She is double majoring in government and sustainability with minors in geography and entrepreneurship. Mimi is interested in advocating for social and environmental justice as well as finding ways to preserve cities’ green spaces. Understanding how environmental policy can be formulated and implemented is also a great area of interest to her. At U.T. Austin, Mimi’s courses in government, policy, environmental science, innovation, and geography have helped shape her desire to pursue these goals.

Outside of school, Mimi loves reading, bicycling, being involved in campus organizations, watching movies, spending time with friends and her cat, as well as painting. After graduation, Mimi hopes to attend graduate school for public policy, urban planning, or law school.