CEC Welcomes Kaitlin Cook as Programs and Policy Intern

Kaitlin is in her first year at the University of St. Thomas, working on her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After completing the two year program and accompanying internship, she hopes to be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), working predominantly with at risk youth.

Kaitlin previously attended Texas A&M University, graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science in December of 2015. While in College Station, she was involved in YoungLife. Kaitlin served as a volunteer mentor to high school kids in Caldwell, Texas, through this organization, attending sporting events, organizing fundraisers as well as handling their bookkeeping. In her spare time, Kaitlin loves to attend concerts, try out new recipes and spend time with her dog, Ziggy.

Despite a lack of experience with environmental issues, Kaitlin is excited to learn about all that goes on behind closed doors in non-profit organizations as well as some more on the environmental issues facing the current world.

Kaitlin can be reached at [email protected]


CEC Welcomes Stacy Giang as Communications Technology Intern

Stacy Giang is a Junior at the University of Houston, studying Computer Science with a minor in Energy and Sustainability.

This is her third year as the Secretary and Historian for the Billiards League at UH. Over the summer, Stacy drafted the club’s Officer Handbook and assisted in directing a billiards charity event, Christmas in July. In her free time, Stacy enjoys bullet-journaling, taking roadtrips, and playing volleyball.

At CEC, Stacy will help manage the CEC’s comprehensive environmental calendar for greater Houston while implementing CEC’s Salesforce CRM. She is excited to broaden her knowledge in both the technological and environmental fields and to become a more well-rounded individual.

Stacy can be reached at [email protected]

Tiffany Nguyen: Communications & Policy Intern

Tiffany is a Senior Bioenvironmental Science Major at Texas A&M University, currently working towards her final credit for graduation in August 2017.

She has been very active in the Vietnamese Student Association, serving as an officer for two years and heading up major local events like Big Event and WorldFest in College Station.

Tiffany is from Alief in the Houston area. She has traveled extensively, with trips to Canada, Vietnam, and a handful of states in the U.S. Last summer, Tiffany studied abroad in Daejeon, Korea, where she took a Korean language and Agricultural Biotechnology course, which often times felt more like fun than school.

Tiffany’s interests range from general ecology to fungi, but ultimately she is pursuing a career in environmental sampling and monitoring. She would welcome introductions from anyone involved in environmental sampling, monitoring, and consulting.

Although a green future is facing some obstacles right now, Tiffany is hopeful that the path we’re traveling on can be paved by more students like her and organizations like the CEC.