Elsa Horsted

Feeling like I am contributing to something that is important in terms of sustainability is really rewarding and gratifying.

Elsa Horsted BA '25



Degree and Class Year

BA ’25


Roseville, Minnesota


Sociology and Anthropology


Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation

What three words would you use to describe L&C?

Eclectic, Cozy, Beautiful

What is your internship this summer, and what are your basic duties?

I am interning for Wonderfil, a start-up that specializes in sustainable refilling stations for liquid and cream products. Wonderfil was co-founded by L&C alum Amelia Eichel and her childhood best friend, and the stations offer a more environmentally friendly way to refill your everyday products. I am on a team with three other students, and our roles as web presence interns include brainstorming and crafting posts for Instagram and TikTok, as well as website posts.

What’s the best part of your internship?

The best part of my internship is getting to collaborate with talented and intelligent people. Also, feeling like I am contributing to something that is important in terms of sustainability is really rewarding and gratifying.

How has the Sustainability Internship course supported you in the process of finding and securing your internship?

Amy Dvorak was so helpful in supporting each student and making sure we were all well-suited to an internship. She helped us prepare for every step of the process, including the applications, interviews, and internship portion.

How do you see this internship leading to a career in your chosen field and aiding in your overall career development?

More professional experience and practice are always helpful, and from participating in this internship I am realizing my interests in both sustainability and marketing. I have also learned how to collaborate and function within a team more effectively, and having a remote position has increased my self-discipline and responsibility.

How does this internship support your interest in sustainability?

I am passionate and curious about sustainability both personally and professionally. I envision myself having a job or role regarding sustainability in the future, and my internship with Wonderfil has expanded my knowledge and understanding immensely. Job and career aside, educating myself and others on sustainability and the environment is something that is important to me and inspires and permeates my daily life as well.

Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about your experience?

More than just being a great experience and beneficial for my own personal growth, both the class and internship were extremely enjoyable. It was especially awesome to have been hired by an L&C alum and see firsthand the potential of what Lewis & Clark students can do postgrad and see what opportunities are possible once college is done.