Precious Elele is a rising college freshman at Texas Tech University. She has shown great passion for computer science and plans to pursue a career in Computer Engineering. She is a 2020 Aspirations in Computing Award recipient for her outstanding accomplishments in computing. With her strong mindset, Precious aspires to use her knowledge in computer science and change the STEM field for good.
While in high school, Precious participated in several extracurricular activities, including The Woods Project, Environmental Student Alliance, Student Council, and Best Buddies. She was the Historian of the Student Council and the Friendship walk Coordinator of Best Buddies. In the summer, Precious volunteered in the media section of her church and an elementary school. Her hobbies include dancing, reading novels, and video editing. She also enjoys spending her free time with loved ones and making a difference in her community. Precious hopes to do the same with her community right here at CEC.
Umarah Kabir is a junior at the University of Houston-Downtown, where she is pursuing a B.B.A. in Finance. She plans to attend law school in the near future, with hopes of becoming involved in legislation and policy within civil rights and the environment. She is extremely passionate about volunteering, social issues, and sustainability. Her experience includes working as a legal assistant, communications director for a local campaign, and conducting research for nonprofits.
Umarah loves to hike, travel, and read as many books as she possibly can. She also enjoys cooking and baking, frequently experimenting with creating new vegetarian and vegan recipes. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new places with friends and family. Umarah currently volunteers with organizations such as DAYA and The Women’s Resource, both located in Houston, as well as SARC in Bryan, TX.
She is excited to be joining the CEC and can not wait to turn her passion into action. Umarah hopes to help the CEC in any way possible and learn more about sustainability and conservation this summer.
Umarah can be reached at [email protected]
Jessie Roussel is a rising sophomore at Needville High School. She hopes to study at UT Austin once she graduates, and would like to pursue a job in environmental law. She hopes to do this job in order to help better the environment for future generations. She is very passionate about the future of the planet and hopes to make a difference in the lives of everyday people.
In her free time, Jessie volunteers at places such as the Houston Zoo and at her local church. She is in several clubs and activities including choir, Spanish club, and the school’s athletics. In athletics, Jessie plays on Needville High School’s varsity soccer team and junior varsity cross country team. She loves to express creativity in any way possible, making some of her hobbies artistically challenging. These hobbies include painting, sewing, and writing. Jessie also loves to spend quality time outside on her family farm or even at Brazos Bend State park. Her dream is to create a healthy and sustainable life for herself.
This summer, Jessie will be assisting the CEC in community outreach and connecting organizations around Texas.