Karli Uwaine



  • Aloha everyone! My name is Karli Uwaine and I am an English and Environmental Studies double major from Honolulu, Hawai’i. With an immense passion for animals, I am pursuing a law degree in both Animal and Environmental law, where I can advocate for the well-being of our planet and be the voice for the voiceless.

    Course Summary

    ENVS 400 is a senior seminar class that is focused on the completion of a capstone project. This course focuses on developing a final paper or project in the form of a thesis or non-thesis outcome, and prepares us seniors for life after graduation. I completed a thesis that examines human-animal coexistence and whether it helps or hurts a species’ preservation. I situated my research in the Main Hawaiian Islands, and focused specifically on the endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal. I found that the word “coexistence” can have different connotations in a cultural and biological setting, so it is very important that policy makers, scientists, and most importantly, the public, communicate with one another so that regulations regarding the preservation of not just the monk seal, but endangered species in general, can best help their conservation in accordance with human life.

    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

    Cheers to a Bittersweet Ending

    April 24, 2020

    What an experience this Spring semester has been. Ending senior year in the middle of a pandemic was something none of us were expecting, but nevertheless I feel like my senior year has been nothing short of amazing. As a double major, I had to write two thesis papers in […]

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    My Journey as an ENVS Major

    April 19, 2020

    Coming into college, I wasn’t exactly sure on what I wanted to major in. I did have an interest in Environmental Studies, and I realized that I also had a big interest in English. At first I wanted to double major, but realized that this wasn’t going to be easy. […]

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    To the Future, and Beyond!

    April 11, 2020

    Going to law school has been a dream of mine ever since high school. I actually decided to come to Lewis and Clark College specifically for their law school. It was definitely a really big risk, as I am well aware that things change overtime. Luckily for me, law school […]

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    Accepting Change and Moving Forward

    April 6, 2020

    My work thus far hasn’t changed much content or topic wise from this past Fall’s ENVS 350 class. I’ve always wanted to do my capstone on the conservation of endangered species, specifically situated in the Hawaiian Islands. That hasn’t changed at all. However, looking back through my previous Madlibs, the […]

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