Welcome Spring Interns from UH Law & Rice University!

Kristen Schlemmer | January 28, 2020

Three students are interning with us this spring — two law students from University of Houston’s Law Center and one undergraduate student. Learn more about them:

Anthony D’Souza, Rice University (junior)

Anthony is a junior at Rice University, majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Politics, Law & Social Thought. He has previously interned for the Environmental Law Institute, Katy Prairie Conservancy, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and the Baker Institute working on a variety of environmental policy issues including carbon pricing, nature-based disaster resilience, climate change-induced migration, environmental justice, and conflict sensitivity in environmental programming. He currently lives in west Houston, having moved there five years ago from Karachi, Pakistan and in his free time enjoys playing soccer and basketball.

Justin K. Hicks, University of Houston Law Center (2L)

Justin is second-year law student at the University of Houston Law Center. Originally from McKinney, Texas, Justin graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2016 with majors in Biology and Spanish and a minor in Human Rights. After working at a Houston law firm for two years, Justin decided to pursue his J.D. at the University of Houston Law Center. He enjoys trail running, road biking, and exploring Houston’s natural gems. He is passionate about sustainable flood resilience and wetlands preservation, particularly in the Spring Creek and Greens Bayou watersheds. Justin is excited about the opportunity to work with Bayou City Waterkeeper to advocate for Houston’s waterways.

Pedro Segura, University of Houston Law Center (3L)

Pedro grew up in Round Rock, Texas and graduated in 2017 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Biology with an emphasis on ecology and evolution. During college, he traveled with the Texas debate team, coached the debate team of his high school alma mater, and taught at UT’s summertime high school speech and debate camp. He is currently in his final semester at the University of Houston Law Center, where he is focusing his studies on environmental and natural resources law. Prior to joining Bayou City Waterkeeper, Pedro completed internships with the respective environmental practices of the City of Houston’s Legal Department, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

Throughout the year Bayou City Waterkeeper hosts law, policy, and science interns to help with our research, investigation, and analysis of issues affecting water quality, wetlands, and resilience to flooding and climate change across the greater Houston-Galveston region. For job and internship openings, please visit our career opportunities page.