My name is Henry Houston, and this is my portfolio site dedicated to the written publications I have penned, as well as my musical collaborations. Overall, I hope this site provides insight to me that I am more than just someone interested in writing. To risk sounding cliche, I aim to inform you–the audience–that I aspire to put my writing energy into the communications world to get closer to a more sustainable world. After all, the pen is mightier than the sword, right?
I was born in Salinas, cruised around Southern California, which brought me to another agricultural city, Santa Maria. While in Santa Maria, I finished high school, listened to a bunch of David Bowie, graduated from Allan Hancock College with an Associates of Arts in English. And that’s when I packed it all up and headed to the shores of Monterey Bay to complete my Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Humanities and Communications at California State University, Monterey Bay.
In addition to furthering my education, I have contributed as a reporter at the Santa Maria Sun and the Otter Realm, a student-run newspaper at the California State University, Monterey Bay.
In 2017, I completed my Master’s of Arts Thesis for the Department of International Studies at the University of Oregon. My research was focused on dams as sustainable and climate change-adaptive in the Pakistani context. To complete my research, I stayed in Pakistan to conduct interviews with energy and water policy experts.
Currently, I am a staff writer at the Eugene Weekly, where my beat varies from arts to local and state politics.