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Professional Advancement of People of Color in Environmental Careers

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Seeking current or past environmental employees of color to participate in study!

As an integral part of Texas State University, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment is committed to conducting research and supporting the broader research community in finding solutions to important environmental questions. Thank you for considering participation in our colleague's study detailed below. 

Emily R. Warren, a doctoral student at Texas State University, is seeking to interview people of color who have been employed in an environmental job for a Professional Advancement of People of Color in Environmental Careers study.

Purpose: The way in which people interact with the environment is rooted in their histories and in their lived experiences. The purpose of this study is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the barriers and opportunities that people of color experience in their environmental careers. It will shed light on the lived experiences of people of color that have demonstrated a commitment to working in the environment.

Participation: If you wish to participate in the interview, please contact Emily R. Warren at, or 512.791.4997.

Additional information: Participation is voluntary. The interview will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the interview. Any identifiable information obtained in connection with this study will remain confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission or as required by law.  Your name will not be used in any written reports or publications which result from this research. The members of the research team and the Texas State University Office of Research Compliance (ORC) may access the data.  The ORC monitors research studies to protect the rights and welfare of research participants.

This project #7007 was approved by the Texas State Internal Review Board on January 22, 2020. Pertinent questions or concerns about the research, research participants' rights and/or research-related injuries to participants should be directed to the Internal Review Board Chair, Dr. Denise Gobert, at 512.245.8351 (, or to the Internal Review Board Regulatory Manager, Monica Gonzales, at 512.245.2334  (