Juliana Prendergast



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    Course Summary

    ENVS 400 is the capstone class for the environmental studies program at Lewis & Clark. The majority of the class is focused on helping students create a capstone outcome by the end of the semester. This class also tries to help students prepare for life after college both professionally and personally. In my case, I wrote a thesis for my capstone outcome. I focused on my interests in environmental law and policy as well as forestry. My capstone is titled Populism in the forests and tried to shed light on the question; What are the consequences of populism on international forestry?

    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 Finish Line

    April 26, 2020

    “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein The last few weeks  This coming week will be the last week of classes of my undergrad career. It seems almost impossible that soon I will graduate from college. With the finish line in sight, I have begun to reflect […]

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    The Last Four Years

    April 19, 2020

    The Major Over the last four years, I’ve learned a lot through the environmental studies program almost all of which was useful in the capstone process. Not only have I learned different ways of thinking in the core classes as well as the breath classes. I was able to take […]

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    Looking Towards the Future

    April 13, 2020

    An Uncertain Future Ending my senior year like this is not something I expected and the future is more uncertain than ever. However, in the uncertainty, it is nice to know that I have so assets that will help me in the future. The process of writing a capstone as […]

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    A Game of Telephone

    April 5, 2020

    Communicating my thesis has felt like a game of telephone. Every time I went to communicate my thesis all of my thoughts had to pass through what felt like a bunch of people playing a game of telephone. So many people that the words I spoke to people didn’t quite […]

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