Sarah Hussain is a 2018 alumni of the PSM program. Prior to Rice, she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Smith College. During her undergraduate career, she interned with the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the U.S. Department of Interior. Sarah concluded, both experiences emphasized environmental management methods and sustainability practices providing a good insight in both non-profit and governmental organizations.”
“After I completed the B.A., I began work at ExxonMobil in their midstream operations. My role focused on leak detection and operational safety.” After two years, she moved on to Enterprise Products joining their environmental department. She managed the company’s environmental management system.
“I felt that I needed to further my education to be able to advance my career. “ She joined the PSM program in 2016 as an Environmental Analysis candidate. Her focus was management and policy.
After graduating from Rice, Sarah was offered a position with BP as an Environmental Engineer in their Upstream Gulf of Mexico operations. She served as an environmental advisor for offshore platforms as well as the ISO 14001 advisor for the region.
Sarah stated, “the PSM program perfectly mixes classroom knowledge with practical application. The Rice experience has proved invaluable in my professional life.”
In 2020, Sarah received an offer from Facebook and is now working from her home in Houston, Texas until the Facebook headquarters located in California repones.