Join us in welcoming our new staff member, Usman Mahmood, BCWK’s Policy Analyst.
What is the last waterbody that you visited?
I visited Lake Travis in Austin. Despite the triple-digit weather, the water was cold as ever! Also, I’m pretty sure I saw a Texas Toe-Biter.
Tell us about your background.
I’m looking forward to engaging with community members, collaborating with partners on policy action, executing advocacy projects, and researching environmental affairs in Houston.
How do you think your work as Policy Analyst will impact our community?
I hope to help craft smarter policies that tangibly improve water quality, flood resilience, and environmental health. Through extensive research, analysis, and community engagement, I aim to support policies and programs that protect our waterways while uplifting community voices.
Why is Houston special?
Despite the traffic, Houston’s cultural diversity gives opportunities for creative, collaborative solutions. As a coastal industrial city, Houston can shift gears and become a model of climate resilience.