Cara (Marusak) Rouvaldt received her BA in Environmental Studies and Political Science at Austin College. Since graduation in 2010, Cara has worked her way up to Environmental Project Manager at Halff Associates, Inc. She manages and prepares environmental impact studies (e.g., Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements) in accordance with the National Environmental… [Read More]
Aly Tharp is the Program Director of the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth, organizing faith-based community action for climate and environmental justice. After graduating from AC, Aly joined a non-violent direct action campaign to stop the Keystone XL pipeline in East Texas and has been involved in numerous national mobilizations and Gulf South climate justice… [Read More]
Katie Masucci is a Senior Environmental Education Coordinator for the City of Plano, Texas. Her interest in environmental education is a result of wonderful experiences as a Sneed Prairie field guide and an undergraduate internship with Plano. Katie teaches residents about water quality, efficiency and conservation using curricula that she and her teammates design. From… [Read More]
Jacob Lowe is a Project Manager for Stericycle Environmental Solutions. Jacob solves environmental compliance problems for industrial, medical, and other commercial facilities as well as municipal governments. He has wild stories. After an undergrad internship with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Fisheries Lab and a stint teaching tropical ecology in Peru, he signed on with… [Read More]
Shannon (Torrence) Houlette, Ph.D. is a Public Services Staff Officer with the U.S. Forest Service in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Here previous postings have included wildlife biologist positions in Alaska and Arizona. Shannon holds a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree from North Dakota State University. Shannon’s work has focused on species as diverse… [Read More]
Barron H. Henderson is a Physical Scientist at the U.S. EPA, where he uses atmospheric science to inform national policy and regulations. He holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was previously an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering Sciences at the University of Florida. While at… [Read More]
Chris Harper is a Supervisory Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where he helps private landowners protect endangered species and restore ecosystems. He holds an MS in grassland Ecology from Kansas State and was previously Texas Fire Management Planner for The Nature Conservancy. Chris held a Nature Conservancy internship as an undergrad.
Mari Elise Ewing is an associate professor of Environmental Studies at Austin College. She holds an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Mari Elise worked as a stewardship assistant for The Nature Conservancy of Colorado as a graduate student and interned at Bamberger Ranch Preserve in Texas as an undergraduate student.
Stuart Borrett, Ph.D. is Professor of Biology and Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he and his students study ecosystem organization and dynamics. He is also currently serving as the Interim Associate Provost for Research. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, and earned a Ph.D. in ecology at the… [Read More]