After Lewis & Clark

What would you like to do with your ENVS major after graduation?

There’s perhaps no better way to imagine what you can do with your ENVS major than to hear from our ENVS alums. Below you’ll find links to interviews of our recent grads (more coming soon!), then stories by alums recounting their work and life after graduation.

Recent Alum Interviews

Sam Bundenthal BA ?19

We only handicap ourselves if we don’t try to understand the world from someone else’s point of view, and explore the scary idea that we ourselves might be wrong.

Anna Foster ?19

When I came to visit, it just felt right; I could see myself going to school here and being happy.

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Be a go-getter! Most of the communities I’m a part of and the opportunities that I had were because I went after something even if I was feeling uncertain about whether I should try.

Jay Horita-Chu ?18

At L&C, I was given the attention I needed to get into the right classes and graduate on time.

Ariel Moyal ?19

What I have loved most about my studies is finding and nurturing the connections between seemingly disparate subjects.

Blake Slattengren, Class of 2018

I am proud of designing my own capstone outcome, a graphically-oriented report. It taught me a lot about communicating information visually, a skill that is incredibly useful in the current information age.

Sabrina Cerquera ?20

I have become more open to exploring new subjects, especially with my interdisciplinary education.

Gabriella Francolla, Class of 2018

Simply put, I have become a more practical environmentalist, a critical thinker, and have a clearer vision of how our future must look.

Alex Groher-Jick, Class of 2018

Something we discuss in ENVS is how people are often not ready to question their views on environmental issues and even consider their environmental beliefs to be spiritual and thus beyond critique/questioning.

Mamelang Memela ?20

I really like how many departments in the school incorporate international perspectives in symposiums and other activities on campus.

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Throughout the last four years, my classes, professors, and experiences in the ENVS program have helped me learn how to address multiple sides of environmental issues and understand multiple viewpoints.

Alum Stories

  • Sara Goldstein
    ENVS alumna Sara Goldstein ’17, expands on the GIS coursework she learned in her ENVS courses.
  • Katy Yeh
    ENVS alumna Katy Yeh, ’14, shares her thoughts on creating a career in nonprofit ecological stewardship.
  • Robin Zeller
    Robin Zeller ’15 describes how ENVS lead to a degree in medical anthropology.
  • Julia Huggins BA '13 at the Lynn Canal, Alaska.
    Julia Huggins BA ’13 has been awarded the Vanier Scholarship to continue her PhD in biogeochemistry at the University of British Columbia, where she is the chief scientist of the oceanography research program. The scholarship will fund her research on oxygen loss in the oceans and the environmental impact of marine microorganisms.
  • Jules Bailey and colleagues at OBRC
    ENVS Alumnus, Jules Bailey ’01, keeps Oregon’s bottle deposit and return program successful and relevant.  He is the Chief Stewardship Officer for the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative.
  • Kori Groenveld
    ENVS alumna, Kori Groenveld ’18, describes how her path at LC lead her to a career in the energy industry.  She is working as a Program Administrator at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
  • Hanah Goldov (’13), ENVS major at Lewis & Clark College, describes how her interest in  intentional spaces and environmental design began in her undergraduate work and will continue as she enters a Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley fall of 2018.
  • Keith Morency (’16) highlights the various jobs that led him to work for a community solar team in Boston, MA, after graduating from the Environmental Studies program at Lewis & Clark College.
  • Rebecca Kidder (’16), a graduate of the Environmental Studies Program at Lewis & Clark College, describes her time working as a reading tutor in a kindergarten classroom in Minneapolis.
  • Darya Watnick (’13), a graduate of the Environmental Studies Program at Lewis & Clark College, describes her time spent working in Israel for three years after graduating and returning to work as a Jewish Engagement Manager in the U.S.
  • Eva Johnson (’15) describes her trajectory after graduating Lewis & Clark College with a degree in Environmental Studies.
  • Michaela Koke (’16) describes her work with the Merck Family Fund and her first year after graduating Lewis & Clark College with a degree in Environmental Studies and Sociology/Anthropology.
  • Kyle Tibbett (’15) talks about his life after graduating Lewis & Clark College with a degree in Environmental Studies and taking a position in fisheries management in Idaho.
  • Megan Coggeshall (’12) tells the story of how she ended up as a data analyst in global health research after graduating Lewis & Clark College with a degree in Environmental Studies and French Studies.
  • Chloe Waterman (’12) gives her advice and insight into getting a job saving animals and working with NGOs after graduation.