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Liam Verses

Liam Verses is a rising junior in both the Environmental Engineering and Plan II Honors programs. He is also pursuing a certificate in Core Texts and Ideas. Liam is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and has been named a Distinguished College Scholar in both the College of Liberal Arts and Cockrell School of Engineering. Prior to his freshman year, Liam worked as a staff writer for the American Conservation Coalition and the Conservatives for Environmental Reform PAC, both of which push for bipartisan involvement in environmental reform. Liam has worked at The Daily Texan as an opinion columnist and associate editor of opinion. While at The Texan, he frequently wrote about water issues, including hurricane preparedness, floodplain development, megadrought risk, dam regulation, and an integrated approach to Texas’ water management. Liam also wrote about national security issues, including the China Public Policy Center's funding and Confucius Institutes’ threat to academic freedom and intellectual property. Liam has also worked on the Tax Policy staff of the House Ways and Means Committee in Washington, DC, where he analyzed the solvency of a federal pension program and prepared findings for both Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committee. Liam plans to pursue a Master’s in Public Administration and Master’s in Engineering, ideally in Environmental Science and Policy and Earth Resources Engineering. Ultimately, Liam would like to work at the nexus of environmental policy and national security, specifically relating to global water stresses and water scarcity.