Based in Houston, SJ (she/her) was previously at Texas Campaign for the Environment where she began as a canvasser working on expanding recycling options in Houston, before moving into the role of communications coordinator. She has worked on various digital and grassroots campaigns, from building public support for city-wide climate solutions, to advocacy for fixing the Texas energy grid.
She holds a Masters degree in Literature from West Virginia University and completed coursework towards a PhD in Literature at Rice University, where she taught undergraduates and coached at the writing center. Her graduate education is also where SJ was exposed to the work of writers and social movement leaders that inspired her interest in political and civic engagement. SJ is always looking for creative ways to build community and advance changes at the state’s oil and gas agency in order to improve the agency’s function, transparency, and accountability to the people of Texas.
In her free time, she likes to read, camp, make art, ramble outside, and scour Houston for the perfect fried pickle.