Alannah Balfour



  • B.A. in Environmental Studies; an avid reader and cuddle-r of dogs.

    Course Summary

    The advanced, integrative keystone seminar involving primary research . Research capstones (theses or alternative outcomes) are based on each student’s concentration within the major and include both oral and written components. Students typically spend a year minimum working on capstones, and is the final course elective of the Environmental Studies program.



    Senior Capstone

    Our main work in ENVS 400 involves a senior capstone: an original, interdisciplinary environmental research project, resulting in a thesis or other outcome. The page linked above provides more information on my senior capstone.

  • Course Posts

    So Close!

    April 30, 2020

    College has felt far from a simple process, and I definitely feel like I’ve been struggling through. I cannot wait to graduate, even though this year it means no ceremony. However, it has definitely introduced me to a new type of critical thinking that I am so grateful for. The […]

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    It added up to something

    April 17, 2020

    This week’s prompt, “How has my capstone benefited from my general preparation as an Environmental Studies major?” is something I’ve been thinking quite a lot about as we round this final month of our undergraduate degrees. So much has happened since beginning Lewis & Clark as a freshman, grounded back […]

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    Where do we go from here?

    April 7, 2020

    Where might my capstone take me in future? The past few weeks have been a major adjustment; however, in some ways it seems like the corona virus allowed us to all share our feelings of uncertainty that existed before the pandemic. I had already been feeling confused and not sure […]

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    Not sure where it started, or how it will end!

    April 6, 2020

    “How has the way I understand and communicate my capstone evolved over time?” While feeling a little lost amid COVID-19 disruptions to my capstone, thinking over this prompt was motivating. So much about my research has become concrete since I first had the general idea that I wanted to research […]

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