- Academic English Studies (ESL)
- Asian Studies
- Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
- Environmental Studies
- Ethnic Studies
- Exploration and Discovery
- French Studies
- Gender Studies
- German Studies
- Health Professions
- Hispanic Studies
- International Affairs
- Latin American Studies
- Mathematics/Computer Science
- Political Economy
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Rhetoric and Media Studies (formerly Communication)
- Sociology and Anthropology
- World Languages
What’s It Like?
No one can give you a better sense of what it’s really like to study ENVS at Lewis & Clark than our current students and recent alumni.
Juliana Prendergast, BA ’20Hometown: Skaneateles, New YorkExtracurriculars: Dance X/Y, LCDC, Admissions tour guide
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.
Skylar Golleher, BA ’21Hometown: Little Rock, ArkansasOverseas Program: Strasbourg (spring 2020)Extracurriculars: SQRC Economics tutor, Environmental Studies SAAB representative, Volunteer for Portland Nightwatch
Calling for large scale, top-down policy change is the most effective way to combat climate change and also hold the bodies in power accountable for their actions.
Alex Groher-Jick, BA ’18Hometown: Acton, MassachusettsOverseas Program: Chile
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.
Sabrina Cerquera, BA ’20Hometown: Miami, FloridaExtracurriculars: Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME), College Outdoors, Gente Latina Unida (GLU)
I have become more open to exploring new subjects, especially with my interdisciplinary education.
Makayla Simmer, BA ’21Hometown: Haiku, Hawai‘iOverseas Program: East Africa (fall 2019)Extracurriculars: College Outdoors, Paddle Club
College Outdoors has been extremely empowering and important for who I am becoming.
Monai Chanon, BA ’22Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand and Santa Clarita, CaliforniaOverseas Program: New York (2021)Extracurriculars: Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME), Great Expectations Mentor Program, Asian Student Union leader, Asian Student Union ASLC representative, Dance Y
I know it can be extraordinarily intimidating, but there is such a wide range of resources, from tutors to counselors, that are helpful and available.
Tobias Varntoft, BA ’21Hometown: Terslev, DenmarkExtracurriculars: International Students of Lewis & Clark (ISLC) member, Environmental Studies Symposium organizer, Pioneer Success Institute facilitator, music technician
I take on more responsibility because of the independence we have at Lewis & Clark, and I have grown into a more authentic self.
Anna Foster, BA ’19Hometown: Wilmette, IllinoisOverseas Program: New ZealandExtracurriculars: College Outdoors Roundtable (Student Steering Committee), Assistant Leader for College Outdoors
When I came to visit, it just felt right; I could see myself going to school here and being happy.
Jay Horita-Chu, BA ’18Hometown: Los Angeles, CaliforniaOverseas Program: Osaka, Japan
At L&C, I was given the attention I needed to get into the right classes and graduate on time.
Gabriella Francolla, BA ’18Hometown: San Diego, CaliforniaExtracurriculars: Bike Coop, Coalition for English Education and Social Advocacy (CEESA), circulation assistant at Watzek Library
Simply put, I have become a more practical environmentalist, a critical thinker, and have a clearer vision of how our future must look.
Ariel Moyal, BA ’19Hometown: Alameda, CaliforniaOverseas Program: New Zealand Spring 2018Extracurriculars: 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
What I have loved most about my studies is finding and nurturing the connections between seemingly disparate subjects.
Shoshana Rybeck, BA ’20Hometown: Olney, MarylandOverseas Program: East AfricaExtracurriculars: J Street U, ENVS elf (program assistant), SAAB tutor, Research Assistant
L&C has made me more confident in who I am and what I can accomplish. It has also made me more aware of all the change that must be made in our world to cultivate peace and justice.
Nicole Godbout, BA ’20Hometown: Seattle, WashingtonOverseas Program: East AfricaExtracurriculars: Sustainability analyst with the Sustainability Department, Intramurals, College Outdoors trip leader, research assistant
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.
Christopher Plechot Binder, BA ’21Hometown: Santa Cruz, CaliforniaOverseas Program: New Zealand (spring 2020)Extracurriculars: College Outdoors, rock climbing, photography, hacky sack enthusiast
Professor Liz Safran has pushed me to do work beyond what I thought I was capable of. In doing so, she has helped me become a better scholar and never lets me settle for anything less than my best.
Mamelang Memela, BA ’20Hometown: Johannesburg, South AfricaExtracurriculars: Student Philanthropy Council, Lewis & Clark International Film Festival, Spirituality Provoking Action and Reflective Conversation (SPARC), and Bantu baAfrika
I really like how many departments in the school incorporate international perspectives in symposiums and other activities on campus.
Sam Bundenthal, BA ’19Hometown: Fairfield, CaliforniaOverseas Program: New ZealandExtracurriculars: Swimming, LC Dungeons and Dragons Social Initiative (president)
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.
Blake Slattengren, BA ’18Hometown: Kenmore, WashingtonExtracurriculars: Cross country, track, Environmental Affairs Symposium
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.