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Get Involved

The ENVS Program supports a set of opportunities for students to get involved in ways that benefit fellow students. These partnerships are designed for ENVS students to enhance the quality of their education, develop important pre-professional and leadership skills, and have a more enjoyable and satisfying experience in the ENVS major overall.

Below are specific opportunities for 2018-19, each managed by one or more student leaders. We will routinely announce partnership-related events and deadlines via our ENVS Announcements emails, or get directly in touch with the student leader(s) noted below.

  • Conversations (student leaders: Chrislyn DeMattos ’19; Sophie Henry ’20): Regular gatherings of the ENVS community to discuss a wide range of events and topics: our spring 2019 Conversations theme is “Climate Apocalypse.” The Conversations gatherings will also feature brief presentations by ENVS alums and other professionals to help students plan for life (and work) after graduation.   
  • Digital scholarship (student leaders: Henry Chapman ’19; Marissa Weileder ’19; Tobias Varntoft ’21): Continued peer to peer support for students pursuing digital scholarship as part of their ENVS major, including opportunities for training in conjunction with the Portland WordPress community and regular student user group gatherings.
  • Evan Williams tree walk (student leader: Riley Hanna ’21): In honor of the founding director of the ENVS Program, Evan Williams, the on-campus tree walk is now managed by students in ENVS, who maintain it and escorts guests as needed. 
  • Instagram ambassadors (student leader: Chrislyn DeMattos ’19): We want to get more authentic content out to the world about what we do in our classes, events, and other ENVS happenings. The Instagram ambassadors will work with Michael Mannheimer in PubCom to share ENVS-related Instagram stories via the L&C Instagram account. 
  • SAAB (SAAB representative: Skylar Golleher ’21): The Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) is a unique and important feature of the Lewis & Clark undergraduate experience, and offers funding and support for student travel, conference participation, events, and other items. The ENVS Program provides a student SAAB representative to connect ENVS students to these opportunities; additionally, SAAB tutors (2018-19 ENVS tutors: Rachel Aragaki ’19 & Kassie Kometani ’19) support ENVS and GEOL courses. 

Please feel free to contact the ENVS Program if questions or ideas regarding the above.