We are thrilled to have new talented individuals joining Commission Shift for the summer season. We cannot wait to see the impact they will make on our organization and the communities we serve. Stay tuned for updates on their projects and contributions throughout the summer.
Quinn is a first year PhD student in the Anthropology Department at Rice University. Their fields of interest include ecology, extinction, structures and methods of conservation, as well as feminist and political theory. They are joining Commission Shift in order to support our work and gain experience in public-facing research and education! Their position is generously supported through Rice’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.
Bren is a visual artist and literature PhD candidate based in Houston, Texas. Their research centers on apocalyptic ideas in contemporary literature and culture. Follow them on Twitter @WordUnderstandr. Bren’s fellowship is generously funded through the Clancy Taylor Memorial Fund. Clancy was a cherished member of the graduate student community and the School of Humanities at Rice University.
Bren will be filling out the communications team along with Minnah Zaheer, Commission Shift’s new Digital Communications Contractor.
Minnah Zaheer is a journalist, copy editor, social media content creator, and website copywriter. In her previous roles, she has developed communications plans, campaigns, and products to advance organizational goals and expand audiences. See more of her work and portfolio at https://www.minnahzaheer.com/, and follow her on Twitter @mazatx.
Commission Shift welcomes applications for volunteers, fellows, and interns on a rolling basis. Join us in our mission to reform Oil and Gas oversight in Texas. Whether you have skills in fundraising, communication, event planning, or just a passion for transparent government and environmental justice, we have opportunities to get involved. Check our website for updates or contact us.