A Q&A with two-time intern of the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program Cristina Barrera

Cristina Barrera graduated in 2017 from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. She interned with TCEQ’s Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program in 2015 and 2016 and is currently attending the Yale School of the Environment for a master’s degree in environmental management. I asked … Continue reading A Q&A with two-time intern of the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program Cristina Barrera

Former MLEIP intern Chris Ramirez Charts Path to Broadcast Meteorologist

Growing up in Houston, Chris Ramirez was aware that weather events, such as hurricanes and flooding could have a major impact on people’s lives. “The atmospheric processes that happen every day and affect everybody is something that I was so interested in even at a young age,” Ramirez said. Watching chief meteorologist Tim Heller on … Continue reading Former MLEIP intern Chris Ramirez Charts Path to Broadcast Meteorologist

Alison Wenzel

Environmental education isn’t always elementary

How former MLEIP intern turned TCEQ staffer Alison Wenzel developed her love for the environment into a full-time career Growing up in Texas, Alison Wenzel learned to love the environment from a young age from her parents. Because her mom was an environmental educator and her dad is a lifelong outdoorsman, they often went camping, … Continue reading Environmental education isn’t always elementary

An interview with Jennifer Kirby, a 2016 graduate of the MLEIP and a TCEQ GIS work lead

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is celebrating its 30th anniversary of the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program this year. The paid summer internship places undergraduate and graduate college students pursuing environmental, science, engineering, public administration, public health, computer technology, accounting, business, law, and communications degrees at TCEQ or other participating state agencies, county and … Continue reading An interview with Jennifer Kirby, a 2016 graduate of the MLEIP and a TCEQ GIS work lead