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Leadership Opportunities

The ENVS Program supports opportunities for 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.

We are now recruiting student leaders for 2019-20 via the opportunities below. To keep in touch on these opportunities make sure to read our ENVS Announcements emails, or get directly in touch with the student leader(s) noted below.

  • Conversations (2018-19 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.” Conversations gatherings can also feature brief presentations by ENVS alums and other professionals to help students plan for life (and work) after graduation.   
  • Digital scholarship (2018-19 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 (2018-19 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 (2018-19 student leader: Chrislyn DeMattos ’19): Instagram ambassadors work with Michael Mannheimer in PubCom to plan and share ENVS-related Instagram stories via our ENVS Instagram account
  • SAAB (2018-19 SAAB representative: Skylar Golleher ’21): The Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) is a unique feature of Lewis & Clark, and offers funding and support for student travel, conference participation, events, and other items. ENVS provides a student SAAB representative to connect students to these opportunities; additionally, SAAB tutors (2018-19 ENVS tutors: Rachel Aragaki ’19 & Kassie Kometani ’19) support ENVS and GEOL courses. 
  • Symposium (2019-20 student leaders TBA): ENVX Symposium is our major annual event, taking place in late October with followup activities throughout the year. Student Symposium leaders oversee planning, publicity, and logistics in fall semester (students from ENVS 295, Environmental Engagement, help plan Symposium in spring.)

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