Special Guest Speaker 2024

The Jackson School of Geosciences Welcomes distinguished speaker, Ms. Cynthia Palamores to campus on March 27, 2024 in the Barrow Study, inside the Holland Family Student Center. She is visiting our School to share knowledge of her prominent career in the environmental industry and how her work set her up for leadership roles among other professionals. Ms. Palamores is on a lecture circuit honored as a Johns Distinguished Lecturer for 2023-2024. Her menu of presentations can be found here: https://www.aegweb.org/jahns-distinguished-lecturer

We will have light snacks and lemonade provide by Forty Acres catering at the event so consider joining us if finding a job to help protect the environment is important to you.
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About Cynthia Palamores:

Cynthia Delaney Palomares, P.G.,P.E. has over 30 years of experience as both an Engineering Geologist and Environmental Engineer. Her last position was as an Adjunct Instructor (retired), at Texas A&M University, Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in College Station, TX, from 2016 –2020. As an adjunct instructor, Ms. Palomares conducted training courses for environmental professionals for certification of Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.

Prior to Ms. Palomares was a Project Manager, at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Austin, TX, from 1993 –2016. As a project manager in the Industrial & Hazardous Waste Permits Section, Ms. Palomares reviewed and evaluated hazardous waste permit applications, compliance reports and notices of waste management activities for both regulatory and technical completeness to ensure compliance with applicable hazardous waste, radioactive waste and Texas Risk Reduction Program rules and regulations.

Ms. Palomares also conducted technical reviews and processed applications for underground injection control (UIC) and in situ leachate uranium mining facilities in the UIC/Radioactive Waste Section of the TCEQ. In 2016, Ms. Palomares was recognized for 25 years of service with the State of Texas. Prior to employment with the TCEQ, Ms. Palomares was employed as a staff scientist for Westinghouse Hanford Company in Richland, Washington for 3 years. Ms. Palomares earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Geology from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, and a Master of Science in Engineering Geology from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX in 1990. She is both a licensed Professional Geologist and Licensed Professional Engineer
in Texas.

In 2011, she was awarded the “Floyd T. Johnston Outstanding Engineering Geologist Award” at the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists Annual Awards Banquet in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is looking forward to meeting the Jackson School of Geosciences community.