Hi! I’m Aaron Fellows, a graduate of Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Studies and Economics programs. This site tells the story of some of my most pivotal undergraduate research. My professional interests blend urban planning, community development, and tackling global-scale problems. To do so, I bring together my background as a designer with my studies in public policy, urbanization, and approaching large-scale issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Ultimately, I enjoy taking on complex problems and designing multifaceted solutions.
Studying at Lewis & Clark, above all, broadened and deepened my perspective on what it means to approach large-scale problems, and gave me some tools to do so. What I’ve learned is this—for any given problem, there are a myriad of points-of-view concerning what elements of it are important, and what should be done to solve it. Designing an effective approach to that problem involves incorporating this diverse array of perspectives, using a variety of tools to accomplish the analysis. Some of my personal favorite tools include Spatial Data Analysis using programs such as ArcGIS, QGIS, and historical maps; Statistical Data Analysis using programs such as Excel, STATA, and R; and Qualitative Reasearch using techniques such as Narrative Analysis and Correspondence Analysis.
I’m also a designer in the traditional sense of the word—you can view my studio portfolio here, but you’ll have to get in touch with me if you want to know more about my interest and experience in graphic design and typography. Feel free to contact me here, and I’ll look forward to our conversation!