Ms. Campestre graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2010 with a B.S. in Mathematics with an Actuarial Science concentration and a Business Foundations Certification. She has spent the last three years working at Towers Watson, a benefits consulting firm, as a health benefits actuarial analyst. Through the PSM program, she plans to improve her communication and management skills and increase her knowledge of environmental science. Alison aspires to apply the skills she’s acquired through education and prior work experience by assisting companies who seek to conduct business in an environmentally friendly but fiscally rewarding manner. Alison completed an internship with URS, and secured employment with Chevron.
In 2009, Mr. Atto graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSE in Civil & Environmental Engineering. Anthony has since worked in multiple upstream businesses as an environmental engineer at Chevron. He has developed upstream environmental policy, managed environmental compliance on a deepwater drillship, and deployed an IT tool to manage environmental and compliance data reporting. As a part-time graduate student in the Environmental Analysis and Decision Making track, he hopes to build a new skill set in the field of analytics and statistics. Anthony is returning to full-time Chevron employment in spring 2016.
Ms. Roche received her B.S. in Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2014. She interned at Galveston Bay Foundation where she gained experience in wetland preservation, and also planned the organization’s events. She is enrolled in the Environmental Analysis and Decision Making track of Rice’s Professional Science Master’s program with a focus on Management and Policy. Lindsey secured internships with Houston Wilderness and the SSPEED Center under Dr. Jim Blackburn at Rice University. After graduation, she continued her educatin with a graduate degree in Germany.
Ms. Neal holds a B.S. in industrial chemistry from University of Houston Downtown. She has worked in environmental remediation and hazardous waste disposal since 2007, when she began with Clean Harbors Environmental as a field chemist. Since 2008, she has worked for Univar USA, where she currently provides regulatory guidance and oversight and manages the supply chain of their chemical waste management services throughout the central United States. Becky is also active both locally and nationally with the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals, where she has served as president of the Houston Chapter and recently received recognition nationally as the 2013 Young Member of the Year. She is currently continuing her employment with Univar after graduation.
Mr. Liu received his B.S. in Environmental Science in 2013 from Renmin University of China. He then joined the Corporate Social Responsibility team in Pfizer, Dalian. There he accumulated varies experiences in waste water treatment. Hao joined the Environmental Analysis and Decision Making program with a focus on engineering finding that Rice's Civil Environmental Engineering master's program made a better fit for him. He aspires to work in the area of environmental engineering or consulting, and moved his studies to focus on statistics.
Mr. Lach graduated from Tulane University in 2013 with a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, along with a minor in International Development. As an undergraduate, he spent a summer studying water quality and genetic variation in rural Kenyan streams under the tutelage of Tulane and Nairobi University professors. He continued working on related research at the Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute as a laboratory technician for the year following graduation. This experience fostered an interest in addressing environmental issues in a resource-constrained world. Through Rice University’s Professional Science Master’s in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making, David aspires to work in environmental consulting on biological impact assessment and/or habitat remediation, and succeeded to place in an internship with Element Markets. After graduation, David accepted a position with RES in Houston.
Ms. Flatt graduated with honors from Texas A&M University in 2014 with a B.S. in Bioenvironmental Sciences. She has previously completed internships with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and NRG Energy, with both internships heavily emphasizing coastal concepts and management. Ms. Flatt enrolled in the Professional Science Master’s graduate student at Rice University within the Environmental Analysis and Decision Making track. Her goal was to work as a coastal environmental consultant for a company that merges environmental principles with business strategy to develop a holistic approach to sustainable development. Christy secured an internship with Cheniere Energy in Houston and is working with them full-time after graduation.
Mr. Costa graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Petroleum Engineering in 2013. He was a recipient of the faculty nominated, merit-based PRH-13 Scholarship from the Chemical Engineering Department at UFRJ. Celso did senior thesis entitled "Analysis with CFD of the Effects of Roll Periodic Movement in the Efficiency of Oil-Water Gravity Separator " which was presented at 7th Congresso Brasileiro de P&D em Petroleo e Gas (7th Brazilian Oil Conference) in October 2013. During his undergraduate studies, he completed three internships with one environmental consultancy, one international tire manufacturer and one engineering firm specialized in Oil and Gas Projects in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He decided to attend Rice University and pursue a PSM in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making and is broadening his experience with a research internship under Dr. Cohan at Rice University. After graduation, he secured full-time employment at Bolsista CAPES.
Mr. Coimbra graduated from Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ) in Brazil with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2014. In 2012 he came to US to study for a year in Western Michigan University as a visiting scholar sponsored by Brazilian government. Also, during this abroad experience, he was a researcher assistant in Texas A&M University where he analyzed and studied through modeling and simulation, the growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes using different proportions of bi-metallic catalysts of nickel and cobalt. Aiming to leverage his skills in sustainability, management and business, João is a Professional Science Master student in the Environmental Analysis and Decision Making program at Rice University. He interned with KCI Technologies, and is now working for them in Brazil.
Ms. Barnum graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012 with a B.S. in Environmental Science through the Jackson School of Geosciences. Her senior thesis was a study of the possible causes for variations of minor trace elements in cave drip waters. Taylor worked as a research assistant,conducting multi-step mineral separations including density, magnetic, and visual separations for the purposes of concentrating apatite and zircon minerals for the assessment of rock ages. Taylor wants to put her environmental and geological science knowledge to use in a professional setting and is pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making at Rice University. Taylor secured an internship with the City of Houston's Environmental Department. After graduation she has secured full-time employment with the City of Houston.