Rylie Neely



  • Hello! My name is Rylie Neely and I am an Environmental Studies major graduating from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. I am originally from the SF Bay Area, and enjoy exploring the outdoors, eating my way through Portland, travelling, and meeting new people everywhere I go. I have a strong interest in marine biology and hope to pursue a career where I can learn about and spend time in the ocean. Please enjoy the posts that I have written over the course of this semester, and feel free to reach out!

    Course Summary

    The ENVS 400 class is primarily centered around developing a senior capstone project. Throughout the semester, students develop their thesis or non-thesis outcomes on a topic that interests them through original and interdisciplinary research. Towards the end of the semester, the course works to prepare students for life after graduation. The class participates in a meet and greet with other ENVS alums, and writes several posts that both reflect on the year, as well as look to the future. The page linked above provides more information on my senior capstone.

    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

    These Boots Were Made For Walking!

    April 27, 2020

    As we come to the conclusion of this year, and our virtual graduation is just around the corner, it seemed only fitting that this last post addresses the question, “What are my final thoughts on what I learned this year as a result of my capstone?” Final Thoughts… As I […]

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    So What Did I Learn?

    April 20, 2020

    This week’s post addresses the question, “How has my capstone benefitted from my general preparation as an ENVS major?” This question has been on my mind a lot over the last several weeks, as my fellow seniors and I begin to transition into “the real world” and I find myself looking […]

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    What My Capstone Has Done For Me

    April 13, 2020

    Shaky Grounds This is arguably one of the most challenging times our globe has faced in a long time, and probably one of the hardest times to be graduating and going out into the world. It seems odd that compounded on an already very uncertain time in our lives, the […]

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    Capstone Evolution

    April 5, 2020

    “How has the way I understand/communicate my capstone, as summarized in my multiple Madlibs, evolved over this semester or year?” While this question seems straightforward, my capstone did not have a linear progression from my beginning stages to where I ended up. It was not a direct progression, or something that […]

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