Usman Mahmood joined Bayou City Waterkeeper as a Policy Analyst in August 2023. He brings experience in research, policy, and community advocacy.
Previously, Usman has worked with the Coastal Prairie Conservancy researching and advocating for healthy watersheds. As a field worker with the Houston Food Bank’s Community Assistance Program, he put advocacy into action by facilitating state services for thousands across southeast Texas. This work generated access to millions of meals and healthcare services by collaborating with over 20 regional partners to promote equitable access to resources.
His experience in policy as a legislative intern at the Texas State Senate and as a junior summer institute fellow at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy cultivated a passion for reforming broken systems through improved policy and implementation.
Raised in Houston, Usman is a licensed Community Health Worker and is pursuing a Master of Public Administration at the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs.
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