CEC Welcomes Keith Valor as a Professional Writing Intern

Keith’s dog Dopey.

Keith Valor is an intern from University of Houston-Downtown, and is excited to be a part of the CEC team! A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Keith will graduate from UHD this spring with a B.S. in Professional Writing. He lives in Tomball with his brother and uncle. He loves movies, video games, reading, and going to the park with his dog, Dopey. Keith wants to be more active in politics and the environment, and feels the CEC is a great place to start. He is looking forward to serving his community and the environment while developing skills for success!

CEC Thanks and Congratulates Jose Navarro

Normally, CEC welcomes interns when they start working with CEC. This time, we are saying thanks and congratulations as Jose Navarro finishes his internship and GRADUATES from University of Houston/Downtown.

(When Jose wrote this, it was still true, but it is now a bit out of date.)

I am a senior at the University of Houston Downtown, studying professional writing with minors in corporate communication and Spanish. I am ready to graduate this December and start a new chapter in my life. I am interested in the science field and interested in medical and scientific writing. I believe that knowledge is power and being able to write that knowledge so that future generations can understand is a great skill to have to help humanity move forward.

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CEC welcomes Brittany Trinh as a government relations intern

Brittany is a Junior at the University of Houston, studying Chemistry with a minor in Psychology. She is interested in environmental engineering research and policy relating to water quality.

Over the past two summers, she conducted research with Dr. Debora Rodrigues from the UH Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and Houston Scholars program. Her research project focused on efficient removal of chromium and nitrate from industrial wastewater using polymer gel beads and cellulose membranes.
During her sophomore year, she founded the Non-music Major Orchestra (NMO) at UH. NMO is for students who still want to continue playing music while pursuing a different field of study. At the end of each semester, the orchestra performs a free concert for the UH community. In the orchestra, she has played violin and is currently learning viola. She is also a resident advisor at UH, where she assists first year students acclimate to college life by helping them find the resources to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals.
At CEC, Brittany will help review the City of Houston’s agenda as the Government Relations intern. She hopes to learn more about how environmental policy is implemented at the local level.