Graduate Student from College of Architecture Joins Texas Sea Grant

June 12, 2019

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Texas Sea Grant welcomes Ryke Moore, a graduate student studying urban planning in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. Moore is also working toward earning a certificate in Sustainable Urbanism, which entails promoting and designing self-sufficient cities, and a certificate in Environmental Hazard Management, which focuses on designing cities that are resilient to nature.

Ryke headshotAt Texas Sea Grant, Moore takes his passion for environmental health and applies it to research. He assists PhD students in the College of Architecture on their research project that examines flooding and business disruption and recovery in Port Arthur and Beaumont, two cities that experienced heavy flooding due to Hurricane Harvey in fall 2017. His role is to help collect data from the businesses.

By assisting in this research study, Moore hopes to “gain practical knowledge of coastal planning outside the classroom.” He also hopes to gain any sort of experience that will make him a stronger candidate for law school where he hopes to study environmental law and policy.

“My dream is to help make the environment more of a bipartisan issue,” Moore said. “I would like both political parties to care about the environment and pass legislation to protect it. I also want to influence all US citizens to become more environmentally conscience.”

Moore attributes his passion for the environment to the many professors he has met through his environmentally focused courses at Texas A&M University.  Moore to earned his BS in International Environmental Studies and his two minors in Climate Change and Environmental Geosciences at Texas A&M University. Additionally, Moore has a BA in Russian Language, Art and Culture, also from Texas A&M University.

Moore’s diverse background and environmental interests are sure to make a positive impact on the future and Texas Sea Grant.


Texas Sea Grant is a unique partnership that unites the resources of the federal government, the State of Texas and universities across the state to create knowledge, tools, products and services that benefit the economy, the environment and the citizens of Texas. It is administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is one of 33 university-based Sea Grant Programs around the country. Texas Sea Grant is a non-academic research center in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University. The program’s mission is to improve the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine resources.