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Dr. Karen Magid

Karen Magid, Ph.D.
Director of Sustainability

Dr. Karen Magid serves as the Director of Sustainability for Huston-Tillotson University’s Center for Sustainability and Environmental Justice in Austin, Texas. Prior to HT, Dr. Magid served as a Technology Transfer Specialist in the Peace Corps in Mexico. Dr. Magid did her post-doctoral work at the ETH-Zurich and holds a PhD in Materials Science from the University of California – Berkeley.

Dr. Magid is also currently co-Executive Director of The Dumpster Project, a nonprofit based in Austin, Texas that is transforming a used trash dumpster into a home with a focus on K-12 STEM and sustainability education.

Dr. Magid is a co-advisor of the HT environmental student group Green is the New Black and helped found the environmental justice forum Building Green Justice at HT.


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Role: Director of Sustainability
Phone: 512.505.6479
Office: D-L 302b