Cough-Schulze, a communications specialist for the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), will work with the editors and authors to move the papers through the submission, editing and layout process.
Cough-Schulze replaces Kathy Wythe, who recently retired from the Texas Water Resources Institute. Wythe served as the first managing editor of the journal beginning in 2010.
“The journal has been extremely fortunate to have Kathy as our first managing editor,” Votteler said. “Kathy has helped to create a great legacy and strong foundation for the Journal.
“Our good fortune continues with the selection of Chantal as managing editor. Chantal has an excellent combination of experience and education that will benefit the Journal as we expand our programs to include webinars and other live events.”
In her role as TWRI’s communications specialist, Cough-Schulze works with the institute’s communications team to increase visibility and understanding of water science and management issues in Texas and beyond. She writes articles for and edits TWRI’s magazine, txH2O, and electronic newsletter, Conservation Matters, develops TWRI multimedia materials, and edits reports and education and outreach materials.
In her work, Cough-Schulze has focused on the intersection of environmental science, public health and global change. She has previously worked as a science education program developer, amphibian field researcher, audio producer and Journal of Heredity social media editor. She received a Bachelor of Science in biocultural anthropology with a minor in fisheries and wildlife science from Oregon State University and a Master of Science in science and technology journalism from Texas A&M University.
Find out more about the Texas Water Journal on its website.