Karen Magid

Dir of Sustainability & STEM
Huston-Tillotson University

Karen Magid, Ph.D., is the Director of Sustainability and STEM for Huston-Tillotson University (HT) and Co-Director for the Dumpster Project, and education initiative that is transforming a used trash dumpster into a sustainable home as a K-16 environmental education platform and public engagement tool. She holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from UC-Berkeley. After postdoctoral work at the ETH-Zürich, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mexico working on knowledge and environmental sustainability projects related to green eco-technologies. Her passion for environmental sustainability bridges the academic, outreach, and operational perspectives. She also co-advises the environmental student group Green is the New Black and co-founded the Building Green Justice Forum at HT.

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