Ms. Zhou received a B.S degree from Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) in China and a M.S degree from University of Houston (UH) in Chemistry based on a 3+1 program established between the two universities. Her experience in summer 2013 during volunteer work related to environmental protection in Egypt’s Aiesec organization led her to dive deeper into the environment field. In order to advance her skills and broaden her career development, she worked for a year with the 2.4-dihydroxybenzoic research project using cyclic voltammetry method in an analytical chemistry lab at SYSU. During her time there, she became the president of the Unilever club, and received a full scholarship to join the 2014 summer entrepreneurship program at Tel Aviv University, Israel. Once enrolled at UH, she continued expanding her training by accepting a Teaching Assistant position in the inorganic chemistry lab. It has always been an ardent wish for Zhiruo to pursue a career in the environment consulting field or with the energy industry, which led her to the Professional Science Master’s degree program in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making at Rice University.
Ms. Hussain graduated from Smith College in 2013 with a degree in Environmental Science and Policy. She has previously completed internships with the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Department of Interior. Both internships emphasized environmental management methods and sustainability practices. She started her career at ExxonMobil as a Pipeline Controller and was primarily involved in managing leak detection in real-time oil movements domestically. Currently, she works at Enterprise Products as an Environmental Analyst. As a part time graduate student in the Environmental Analysis and Decision Making track, Sarah hopes to refine her skills in environmental management and build a new skill set in sustainable business practices.
Ms. Mak received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in 1999 from the School of Environmental Science & Engineering at Sun Yat-sen University. In addition to working for the Environmental Protection Bureau in Guangzhou, China, she has been actively involved in the Green Youth Organization supported by the Guangzhou Municipal Environmental Bureau and the School of Earth and Environmental Science at Sun Yat-sen University. Her goal was to work for the Chinese government in the field of environmental protection. After graduation, she accepted a position with Sage Environmental in Houston, Texas
Ms. Eidson received a bachelor of science degree in Chemistry from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in 2000. Since graduation, Summer has worked as an environmental professional at GeoSyntec Consultants, Inc. conducting environmental site assessments and serving as the Env. Health and Safety Coordinator. Summer will be attending the EADM program on a part-time basis while continuing her position with GeoSyntec. The unique coursework offered by the EADM program allowed her to deepen her science and analytical knowledge, and at the same time add business and management skills to enhance her capabilities to manage the technical and business aspects of environmental projects within GeoSyntec. Summer is presently staying home to take care of her children.
Ms. Ahmed graduated from University of Richmond with a degree in French and Chemistry in 2006. Growing up in Pakistan, she received a scholarship for the United World College in Hong Kong, studied in France and finally proceeded to seek her Bachelor’s degree in the U.S. Nada’s interest in raising the environmental consciousness of students around her, encouraged her to become V.P. for the Sierra Club at her university. Her strong desire to learn more about the protection and restoration of our environment, and the cross-disciplinary approach of the EADM track led her to Rice. Nada interned with Schlumberger in Paris and accepted employment from GSI Environmental in Houston, Texas. She is now working at DNV and was transferred to Norway.
Ms. Andjelich received a B.S. degree in Communication Studies and a B.A. in Geography from the University of Texas in 2006. She is currently employed with ExxonMobil Corporation as a Geoscience Support Technician. Her goal is to use the knowledge and experience gained in this program to pursue a change of career in environmental consulting, regulation, or a related field within her company. Jennifer accepted a new position at ExxonMobil in their environmental department.
Mr. Olear graduated from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1983, and received an MBA from the University of Benin in 1993. He was employed with Guinness PIC until 1999, qualifying himself as an experienced laboratory analyst, quality control manager and their "World Class Program" facilitator and acquiring 15 years of experience with a multinational company. Upon his arrival in the U.S., Mr. Olear accepted a position with the Harris County Appraisal district as property appraiser and district representative. Mr. Olear's goal is to advance his career. Due to work and time constraints, Mr. Olear transferred to University of Houston to complete his studies in an evening program.
Mr. Wagner received his degree in Geography and Humanities from the University of Texas in Austin, TX in 2006. He is interested in studying how global climate change and the resulting shifting economies will affect future development strategies and environmental policy. Our program offers him the opportunity to improve his skills in quantitative analysis of environmental issues which will help him to better deal with environmental problems, and allow him to participate in developing better environmental policies for the future. Alex interned with the City of Houston, Environmental Department and after graduation accepted employment with HUCO Consulting in Houston, Texas. after working with the Baylor College of Medicine's Environmental Health Division, and the Texas Lung Association, he joined a PhD program, and secured employment with ConocoPhillips in 2013.
Mr. Rudnik graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Biological and Environmental Engineering in 2008. As part of Cornell’s Engineering Co-op program he participated in an internship with Woodard & Curran, an Environmental Engineering and Consulting firm. This work experience convinced him that it was essential to pursue a master's degree to reach his career goals. Jeff's focus within the Environmental Analysis and Decision Making track was on sustainability. He completed an internship with Chevron's Environmental Department. After graduation, Jeff accepted employment with INTEL as an Environmental Engineer in their EHS team in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Mr. Rauschhuber graduated from University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX with a B.S. in Biology in 2007. He studied hydrology as a research project at his university, and did an internship with a small oil company during his undergrad degree. He has an interest in management and policy and his focus is also on sustainable development. Scott interned at University of Houston and accepted employment with the Southwest Research Center in San Antonio.