Assistant Director and Communications LeaderBrazos County
Texas A&M University
TAES Annex Building
730 Lamar Street
College Station, Texas, 77843-4115
Organization: Texas Sea Grant
Cindie Powell is the Assistant Director and Communications Leader of Texas Sea Grant. She is responsible for print publications and media relations, serves as the program's webmaster, and is the editor of Texas Shores, Texas Sea Grant’s annual magazine.
Powell joined the staff in March 2004 after more than 12 years in media relations and publications production at The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg and The University of Texas at El Paso. Before working in higher education, she was a reporter for the Valley Morning Star newspaper in Harlingen, Texas.
She received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in English from then-Texas A&I University in Kingsville (now Texas A&M University at Kingsville) and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in English and Communications from then-Pan American University (now The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley). She is a member of the Society for Environmental Journalists and the National Association of Science Writers.