CEC Welcomes Anushka Mukund as Environmental Health Intern

Anushka Mukund is a senior at the University of Houston and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Public Health. As a student in the pre-medical field, she is passionate about the effects of environmental factors on personal health. One day, she hopes to enter the clinical field and help others.

Anushka loves to be involved on her campus as well as in her community. She volunteers at Memorial Hermann in the Medical Center and the Houston Food Bank in her free time. In addition to giving back, she loves to spend her time expanding her knowledge of the Houston area and trying new things.

Driven by her passion to serve and help others, Anushka strives to emphasize the connection between environmental factors and health. She is excited to work with CEC in their efforts to raise awareness about environmental issues. Anushka can be reached at [email protected]

CEC welcomes Angie Chicas as our Marketing Intern

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Angie Chicas is a senior at the University of Houston where she is pursuing a B.S. in Digital Media, and a minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. She currently serves as the Marketing Director for the Graphic Communications Education Association at U.H., where she helps the organization by maintaining all social media accounts and following current trends in the market. 

Angie loves to travel and spend her free time outdoors. Her favorite park is Buffalo Bayou because she enjoys riding the B-cycles. She is passionate about taking care of the environment and strives to live a zero-waste lifestyle

Angie is excited to start working with CEC to learn more about nonprofits and the environmental issues in our region. She may be reached at [email protected]

CEC welcomes Alicia Mein-Johnson as the Environmental Education Specialist

Alicia is the new Environmental Education Specialist for the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition. She will manage the ever-popular Houston Green Films & Festivals, and expand upon HERE in Houston and the Environmental Educators Exchange. Alicia has been a public high school science teacher and coach, including time at Douglas MacArthur High in San Antonio and Energy Institute High in Houston. She has taken hundreds of students on local and international field trips. Currently, she volunteers as the Vice President of the Texas Association for Environmental Education, is a Master Naturalist and a Texas Certified Environmental Educator.

Previously, she led field trips for The Nature Conservancy of Texas, and her favorite location is at the top of Dolan Falls on the Devils River. She earned a B.S. in Biology and Speech Communication from Trinity University, where she also ran Cross Country and Track & Field. In her free time, Alicia gardens for blueberries and butterflies and roots for the Astros baseball team.

Alicia looks forward to increasing environmental literacy within our community, and may be reached at [email protected]