2018 – 2019 Scholarship Recipients

A&WMA Gulf Coast Chapter proudly awarded the 2018 – 2019 academic year Environmental Science and Engineering Scholarship in the amount of $4,000 each to the candidates below. The candidates offered an impressive academic and/or research excellence, passion for the environment, community engagements and involvements through volunteer activities and/or participation in professional organizations.  

Chelsea Parada

Chelsea is a sophomore Environmental Geoscience major at Texas A&M University. She loves spending time exploring the outdoors – nature inspires her to mitigate the detrimental effects of pollution on the natural world. She hopes to become a geochemist in an effort to combat anthropogenic climate change.

Michelle Rowan

Michelle is a Professional Science Master’s student in Environmental Analysis at Rice University with a focus on renewable energy and sustainability. She is currently interning as an Environmental Analyst at Emission Advisors Inc. in Houston, Texas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of the Philippines and has previous work experience as a geologist, Business Development Officer and a Science Research Specialist in disaster prevention and mitigation.

 Pavani Gonnabathula

Pavani is a Ph.D. student in Environmental Toxicology at Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas. Ms. Gonnabathula holds Master’s degree in Industrial Pharmacy from Kakatiya University, India. To fulfil her dream to be a toxicologist, she is working in Dr. Momoh A. Yakubu’s laboratory investigating the effects of emerging contaminants at very trace level on biomolecules using animal models and advanced analytical technology.


Links to past recipients