CEC Welcomes Chandler Jones as a Summer Intern

Chandler is a recent graduate of Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in River Oaks. In the fall she will be attending Princeton University in New Jersey, where she plans to study environmental science and policy. She has chosen this path as she has special interests in the environment and sustainability. She hopes to use her degree to end environmental racism and decrease the environmental hazards in low-income marginalized communities.

In her free time, Chandler enjoys going on long bike rides, reading (romance being her favorite genre), and hanging out with friends. She is a native Houstonian who still enjoys exploring the city she was born and raised in.

Chandler hopes to learn more about the CEC and help them achieve their summer goals.

CEC Welcomes Jessalin Nguyen as a Membership Engagement Intern

Jessalin is a second-year student studying Environmental Science at the University of Chicago. Next year, she will be reviving the Animal Welfare Society at her university. She wants to pursue avenues to improve the relationship between humans and the environment. She is thrilled to be working with CEC Houston because of their mission and community impact. She enjoys baking new vegan recipes, playing on the viola, and spending time with the family backyard chicken, Lucy.

Currently, Jessalin will be working with CEC to plan the Greater Houston Environmental Summit and engage with our member organizations.

CEC Welcomes Ava Trachtenberg as an intern

Ava is a senior at Emery High School in Houston. She has been involved with climate activism in several capacities—founding and leading a Climate Action Club at her school, serving on the national leadership board of the Jewish Youth Climate Movement, being an active member of Houston Youth Climate Strike, and participating in the Youth Implementation Group for the City of Houston’s Climate Action Plan. Over the past few years, she has dedicated herself to fighting for climate justice and  working to build a more sustainable and just world for everyone.

In her free time, Ava loves to read, write songs, play piano and guitar, hike, and learn. She will be a volunteer intern for CEC this summer and is excited to learn about nonprofits, community engagement, and all of the environmental organizations doing incredible work in Houston.