Women in the Environment and Texas Woman’s University

Women in the Environment and Texas Woman’s University hosted “Environmental Science and Civic  Engagement,”  attended by biochemistry and environmental science students.   
Panelists included:

  • Dr. Nasrin Mirsaley-Kohan leads the university’s Chemistry and Biochemistry division which recently committed to Green Chemistry in an agreement with the Beyond Benign organization.  She is dedicated to making STEM accessible through community engagement and created programs that benefit students from underrepresented and marginalized communities with opportunities to excel in the sciences.  Dr. Kohan’s research laboratory investigates the interaction between DNA and current anticancer medications.
  • Mendie White currently serves as the Sustainability Manager at the City of Lewisville.  Over the past two decades, she has served as a Biology faculty and the Assistant Director of Sustainability at the University of North Texas and Environmental Specialist at the City of Denton.  
  • Linda Pavlik is founder and president of Pavlik and Associates, a strategic communications consulting firm in the environmental sector.  She is current Board President of Women in the Environment.

Also, as a part of the symposium, participates toured the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership.  The former Texas state Senator established the center to foster women’s careers in entrepreneurship and public policy.

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