News and Events
- NEWSENVS alumna Emma Hay, ’20, refocuses her career goals after graduating during the pandemic.
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Apply your knowledge, gain valuable skills and experience, connect with impactful employers, and receive faculty support through a four credit class and internship experience.ENVS alumna Katy Yeh, ’14, shares her thoughts on creating a career in nonprofit ecological stewardship.The Environmental Studies Program would like to invite all members of the L&C community–students (current and future, faculty, staff, an alumni–to join in a summer reading group on conservation.
Georgia Reid, SOAN/ENVS Major, BA ’20, was awarded one of three 2020 Oregon Heritage Fellowships, via the State Department of Parks & Recreation, to present and extend her Fall 2019 SOAN thesis research on the environmental history and contemporary interest in flax-to-linen production in Oregon.Katherine Jernigan, BA ’15, works with school children in Chicago and found a way to combine her loves of the outdoors and cooking.Robin Zeller ’15 describes how ENVS lead to a degree in medical anthropology.Liz Fehrenbach ’05 describes how her work in ENVS turned her on to a nursing degree.It’s a persistent question: How do you prepare large populations for an emergency? Funded by a grant of more than half a million dollars from the National Science Foundation, an interdisciplinary team of Lewis & Clark faculty and students is creating a video game to educate and enlist young people in that critical process.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.ENVS alumna, Charlotte Copp ’18, explores the field of GIS. She is currently a GIS intern for the City of Lake Oswego.When Lewis & Clark undergrads choose to pay the voluntary student “green fee,” the money goes into a fund that allows the college to buy renewable energy certificates and promote sustainability. The Renewable Energy Fee Fund Committee, comprised of students, is responsible for choosing the energy certificates, and awarding grants for student projects, internships, and research.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.ENVS alumnus Osamu Kumasaka ’16, describes his path to working in environmental conflict resolution. He is a Junior Associate at the Consensus Building Institute in Boston, MA.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.Gabriella Francolla ’18 majored in ENVS. She describes her path after graduating from Lewis & Clark, where she has had the opportunity to engage with diverse populations while working as an educator. Next year she will begin working as an Environmental Educator Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Mexico.Current discourse is marked with a boundary-oriented mentality, and animosity on both sides prevents meaningful progress. Taking place October 23 through October 24, the 21st Environmental Affairs Symposium hopes to change that narrative. To facilitate this conversation, race relations expert Daryl Davis will speak on his experience engaging with members of the Ku Klux Klan and how he finds common ground with people of all backgrounds and opinions.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.Eva Ramey (’15), a Biology major and Environmental Studies minor at Lewis & Clark College, describes how her international research unfolded, beginning with her study abroad experience in Tanzania.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.Julia Benford (’17), a graduate of the Environmental Studies Program at Lewis & Clark College, reflects on how critical thinking and inquiry skills she gained through ENVS course studies are especially useful when teaching environmental education at Tualatin Hills Nature Center.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.Rachael Lipinski (’09), a graduate of the Environmental Studies Program at Lewis & Clark College, writes about her time working as an environmental attorney.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.Aly Robinson (’11) writes about her work in environmental education and public health after graduating from Lewis & Clark College’s Environmental Studies Program.Eva Johnson (’15) describes her trajectory after graduating Lewis & Clark College with a degree in Environmental Studies.Erin Scheibe (’15) writes about her experiences pursuing a career in nursing after graduating from the Environmental Studies Program at Lewis & Clark College.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.
- EVENTSFebruary 17
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Imagine using plastic pulled from oceans and beaches and using steam to cheaply make a building product that uses no additives, fillers or chemicals, and uses 95% less greenhouse gases than concrete. Meet Heidi Kujawa, the Founder and CEO of ByFusion and learn what’s next for bringing this machine to a pile of plastic recycling near you.February 17Public Health Portland Style is OHSU-PSU School of Public Health’s popular monthly forum for Oregonians to explore critical public health issues impacting our communities and our state.February 23ENVS majors graduating in 2022 will be presenting updates on their Areas of Interest. All ENVS students are welcome to watch the presentation.February 24The Career Center invites you to attend our spring Joint Virtual Career Fair in Handshake!
Find part-time jobs, full-time jobs, internships, and make valuable connections for your future! Design a schedule that works for you and connect with organizations that you care about.February 24
If only we could make biodegradable materials from methane. Come to this lunch and meet the woman who has done just that! Hear about her career path as well as methods to create closed loop, cradle-to-cradle technologies to sustainably recycle carbon.