Jack Kamysz



  • Jack Kamysz
    Hi there! My name is Jack and I am currently a senior enrolled at Lewis and Clark College located in Portland, Oregon. Environmental Studies is my major and I welcome you to my site where I have gathered posts and projects from a multitude of classes from the past four years and will continue to post new projects as well. My goal is to graduate and apply for Lewis and Clark's Environmental Law program at the Law School, so fingers crossed!

    Course Summary

    ENVS 400 is about completely diving into the knowledge and skills learned from the past four years and creating a scholarly outcome, capstone, or thesis, that represents an independent goal using those interdisciplinary skills. In ENVS 400, I accomplished just that. I created a full fledged thesis that I am proud of. It used everything that I have ever obtained from the past few years and led me to researching environmental policy. I found scholarly articles, books, and research papers about ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ law and with the support and help of my teacher, Professor Proctor, created a methodology that allowed me to develop an outcome to a framing question. That question revolved around radical and incremental environmental policy and the scales that they are implemented at. Overall, ENVS 400 allowed me to do something that I never thought I would be able to accomplish at an undergraduate level.

    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

    The Best Teacher Out There, My Capstone

    April 27, 2020

    The Question As I approach the final week of my time here at Lewis and Clark College, it is about time I take a look back on the work that I have done towards my capstone. What have I learned? What insights did I gather? And how can I take […]

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    Other Courses to Help you Breathe

    April 19, 2020

    Over the past four years studying to become a full fledged Environmental Studies graduate, I have taken classes that have helped to develop skills and learn other aspects of the natural and environmental activist world. These were considered breadth courses within the major and required for the ENVS major as […]

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    Can a Thesis Really do That?

    April 12, 2020

    I currently sit in my room contemplating my future, thinking about the state of the world and the state of my thesis/capstone. Who knows what the next few months will hold and with that thought, it is difficult to think about and truly focus on studious work. Yet, I have […]

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    An Evolution of Scales

    April 5, 2020

    Over the course of my final semester at Lewis and Clark College, I have been through a few iterations of how to attack my thesis. There has been both consistency and major changes since January and I would like to take the chance to talk through them as to paint […]

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