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Dr. Karen Magid

Karen Magid, Ph.D.
Chief of Staff & Clerk of the Board
Director of Sustainability & STEM

Dr. Karen Magid serves as the Chief of Staff and Clerk of the Board as well as the Director of Sustainability & STEM via 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. She is the Site Director for the Austin Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (AusPREP).


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Role: Chief of Staff & Clerk of the Board
Phone: 512.505.3004
Office: V-A 303