Meet ENVX editor Alex Groher-Jick! Below you’ll find a brief bio, class level, and a digital scholarship (DS) site link, where you can view this Environmental Studies major’s own work. Below this information are all ENVX posts authored by the editor to date; cick on any post title to view the full post.
Class of 2018 | DS website
Hi! I have lived my whole life in a small town outside Boston. I love my parents and my sister very much. I am an ENVS major at Lewis & Clark and I hope to get involved with law or policymaking somewhere down the line. Even though I love dogs, I have only ever had two pets and they were both gerbils. Interests include: playing, making, and listening to music; hiking, tele skiing, climbing and dancing.
Art, Technology, and Hope in the Anthropocene | April 18, 2017
ENVS Program seniors take two semesters to complete a capstone project. The options for what students can study are limitless, as are their outcomes: some produce a thesis (see here for spring 2017 honors theses), while others produce alternative outcomes. As two examples of the latter, Marielle Bossio and Kara Scherer audaciously push the boundaries of envi …
Sometimes Overwhelming, Usually Rewarding: Exemplary Digital Scholarship Sites | April 4, 2017
Here at L&C, the Environmental Studies Program stays as hip as possible to current trends in academia, which has meant putting a particular emphasis on developing and honing digital scholarship skills. That is to say, we are encouraged to display our work on websites that we create in ways that are both accessible and engaging to the public. Over their f …
A Passion for Environmentalism: Connection and Balance | June 6, 2016
Passion is a very powerful word these days because of the amount of expectation it holds. There is a lot of pressure to discover what you are passionate about, and to then pursue it. You’d better hope it’s something lucrative! Passions can define your identity, the course you take through life, and the people you meet. Many of us in the Environmental Studies …
The Best of Times and the Worst of Times: Struggling to Complicate Environmentalism | June 6, 2016
This past Monday, I began my internship at Environment Oregon, Oregon’s largest environmental non-profit. I imagine this sentence will set off many red flags for anyone involved in the ENVS Program at Lewis and Clark; after all, the name practically oozes classical environmentalism and oversimplification. I actually am very excited about my internship despit …