Accepted to Graduate School for International Studies!

One of my long time goals has been to attend graduate school for international studies. The problem was I always seemed to come up with reasons why it wasn’t a possibility. Earlier this year, I stumbled upon an invite to attend an information session at the University of St. Thomas. That was it. I wasContinue reading “Accepted to Graduate School for International Studies!”

Presentation for CDC on Marketing Efforts

On August 22 and 23, 2017, the City of Houston Health Department’s Bureau of HIV/STDs and Viral Hepatitis had it’s annual Centers for Disease Control (CDC) site visit regarding the Project PrIDE grant (the grant that I am working on). Needless to say it was a high pressure, yet extremely productive couple of days. DuringContinue reading “Presentation for CDC on Marketing Efforts”

Annual Progress Report – Writing Sample

Part of what I do at the Houston Health Department is write (if you couldn’t guess). I collaborated with a group of 5 individuals within the Bureau of HIV/STD and Viral Hepatitis Prevention to compose the Annual Progress Report. This report details Project PrIDE activities for the year. Once completed, the Annual Progress Report is submitted toContinue reading “Annual Progress Report – Writing Sample”

Travel Piece Picked Up By MyAmericanTrips.com

Last week,  MyAmericanTrips shared my piece on what to do while roadtripping from Houston to Big Bend and West Texas. The article is called “Big Bend & West Texas: What To Do” – yeah, simple and to the point. Check it out when you have a sec:   Big Bend & West Texas: What To Do. Thanks MyAmericanTrips.com!! And don’tContinue reading “Travel Piece Picked Up By MyAmericanTrips.com”

Accepted to Business Plan Competition for Cheap Girl Travel

Sometime in November, after reading a draft business plan for Cheap Girl Travel, a professor of mine suggested I apply for a business plan development competition. I was instantly excited at the thought so, in December I submitted my application. Guess who was accepted? ME! My business concept is 1 of 25 that were selectedContinue reading “Accepted to Business Plan Competition for Cheap Girl Travel”

ReBuild Houston Project Underway: E-Blast

The City of Houston maintains a database of email subscribers who request information on various topics such as emergency management, special events, Public Works & Engineering (PWE) department updates, and more. I was charged with composing PWE eBlasts which were sent out citywide via the CitizensNet application. Below is an eBlast I wrote for the ClintonContinue reading “ReBuild Houston Project Underway: E-Blast”

Making Better Streets, Better Drainage a Reality 

Making Better Streets, Better Drainage a Reality By Katherine Mestousis ReBuild Houston is the direct result of City of Houston voters approving Proposition One in November 2010. The proposition directed the City’s Charter to “be amended to provide for the enhancement, improvement and ongoing renewal of Houston’s drainage and streets by creating a Dedicated Pay‐As‐You‐Go (PAYGo) FundContinue reading “Making Better Streets, Better Drainage a Reality “

Privately Funded Sidewalk Repair, Replace & Installation Program – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Privately Funded Sidewalk Repair, Replace and Installation Program Makes Walkable Sidewalks A Reality HOUSTON, TX. (April 17, 2015) – City of Houston residents can now make sidewalk repair easier and faster, thanks to a new program through the Department of Public Works and Engineering (PWE). The program is called the Privately Funded SidewalkContinue reading “Privately Funded Sidewalk Repair, Replace & Installation Program – Press Release”