Kyle Mezrahi

  • Kyle Mezrahi
    I am a senior Environmental Studies major from the Coachella Valley of California, and due to the recent 2011-2017 drought in California I was inspired to develop a capstone addressing how populations can deal with freshwater scarcity. After graduation, I will be taking a gap year or two with the intention of going to graduate school or law school to enhance my knowledge and skills in the field.

    Course Summary

    ENVS 400 is designed around the development and completion of a senior capstone project. I started preliminary research back in the fall of 2019, meeting in an independent study (ENVS 499) with a few other seniors. Throughout ENVS 400, students would periodically provide feedback on our capstones to ensure a solid outcome for all students. My capstone, titled "The Management and Comparison of Freshwater Scarcity in Southern California and Israel", asks and answers the following question: How can populations deal with freshwater scarcity? My capstone is divided into two components: a written outcome (a mini-thesis) and an ArcGIS Story Map.

    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

    Concluding Thoughts

    April 24, 2020

    Senior year was not what I expected it to be. I expected to do better in some courses and do worse in others, explore the Pacific Northwest and go skiing most weekends, and work hard but coast through my capstone. However, senior year (more so the fall semester than the […]

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    I did not expect my capstone to end up like this

    April 17, 2020

    My capstone, currently titled The Management and Comparison of Freshwater Scarcity in Southern California and Israel, is partly influenced from my interests in freshwater resources prior to my freshman year as well as coursework and experiences throughout my time at Lewis & Clark and the Environmental Studies department. Before coming […]

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    What’s Next?

    April 6, 2020

    Since I began my journey at Lewis & Clark College back in September 2016, I knew the importance of senior capstones and that throughout my entire time at Lewis & Clark I would work on something valuable to me specifically. In the fall of 2017 I took ENVS 220, also […]

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    April 6, 2020

    I first began the capstone process back in September by taking ENVS 499, an independent study. This is due to the fact that I took ENVS 350 the spring of my sophomore year as an elective course, and through changes to the ENVS major, ENVS 350 is now more geared […]

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