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  • Environmental studies (ENVS) at Lewis & Clark is unique: you will learn the newest concepts in the field and cultivate cutting-edge technical and leadership skills to make a creative difference. We will challenge you to cross intellectual, geographic, and communication boundaries as you weave insights drawn from across the sciences and humanities, apply them in local, regional, and global contexts, and learn strategies to connect with the people and institutions you encounter. In so doing, you will draw a larger—potentially more hopeful—circle around environmental issues. You will graduate with a background in environmental science situated in a broader understanding of cultural, political, and other key dimensions of environmental issues, plus skills and experience you can apply to professional opportunities, graduate study, and effective environmental action.

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  • No one can give you a better sense of what it’s really like to study Environmental Studies at Lewis & Clark than our current students and recent alumni.

Meet Our Students

  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10143-gabriella-francolla"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1312,1202/76017_GabriellaFranconolla.rev.1542830748.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Gabriella Francolla</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2018</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Bike Coop, Coalition for English Education and Social Advocacy (CEESA), circulation assistant at Watzek Library</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> San Diego, California</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9484-mamelang-memela"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,534/72604_mamelangmemela.rev.1528398108.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Mamelang Memela</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2020</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Student Philanthropy Council, Lewis & Clark International Film Festival, Spirituality Provoking Action and Reflective Conversation (SPARC), and Bantu baAfrika</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Johannesburg, South Africa</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8299-anna-foster"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/68023_annafoster.rev.1504905988.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Anna Foster</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2019</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> College Outdoors Roundtable (Student Steering Committee), Assistant Leader for College Outdoors</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Wilmette, Illinois</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> New Zealand</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8967-ariel-moyal"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/71355_arielmoyal.rev.1519942926.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Ariel Moyal</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2019</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> College Outdoors Trip Leader, Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) Tutor and Representative, Writing Center Tutor, Student Leadership and Service Project Coordinator, Geospatial Project Analyst for Watzek Library</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Alameda, California</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> New Zealand Spring 2018</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8307-jay-horita-chu"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/68032_jayhorita-chu.rev.1504909840.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Jay Horita-Chu</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2018</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong></div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Los Angeles, California</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Osaka, Japan</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10679-skylar-golleher"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78724_CAS-0419-SPP-Golleher-007.rev.1559670371.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Skylar Golleher</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2021</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> SQRC Economics tutor, Environmental Studies SAAB representative, Volunteer for Portland Nightwatch</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Little Rock, Arkansas</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Strasbourg (spring 2020)</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10142-blake-slattengren"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/76016_BlakeSlattengren.rev.1542830748.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Blake Slattengren</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2018</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Cross country, track, Environmental Affairs Symposium</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Kenmore, Washington</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10671-makayla-simmer"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78764_CAS-0419-SPP-Simmer-033.rev.1559687914.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Makayla Simmer</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2021</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> College Outdoors, Paddle Club</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Haiku, Hawai‘i</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> East Africa (fall 2019)</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10681-christopher-plechot-binder"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78759_CAS-0419-SPP-Binder-011.rev.1559687211.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Christopher Plechot Binder</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2021</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> College Outdoors, rock climbing, photography, hacky sack enthusiast</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Santa Cruz, California</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> New Zealand (spring 2020)</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/11314-sam-bundenthal"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78704_CAS-0419-SPP-Bundenthal-034.rev.1559255282.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Sam Bundenthal</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2019</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Swimming, LC Dungeons and Dragons Social Initiative (president)</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Fairfield, California</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> New Zealand</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10616-tobias-varntoft"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,99,640,739/77800_Tobias_Varnhoft.rev.1552932576.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Tobias Varntoft</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2021</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> International Students of Lewis & Clark (ISLC) member, Environmental Studies Symposium organizer, Pioneer Success Institute facilitator, music technician</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Terslev, Denmark</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10141-alex-groher-jick"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2835,2659/76015_AlexGroherJick.rev.1542830745.JPG" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Alex Groher-Jick</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">2018</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong></div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Acton, Massachusetts</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Chile</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8318-sabrina-cerquera"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/68053_sabrinacerquera.rev.1505148930.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Sabrina Cerquera</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2020</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME), College Outdoors, Gente Latina Unida (GLU)</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Miami, Florida</div></div></div></div>

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