Env. Studies Program
From left: Rich Crowley, Philip Nyhus (professor), Brendan Carroll, Jess Beetz, Caitlin Chamberlin, Alison Stewart

Jess Beetz is from York, Maine. She is an English and Environmental Studies double major and is the co-president of the Colby Outing Club, a co-chair of the Pugh Community Board (a multicultural events planning board on campus), a monitor for the Colby Mountaineering Club, and a Project Ally committee member. In her free time she loves to be in the outdoors, especially backpacking, telemark skiing, climbing and boating. Read her report...

Brendan Carroll, from Providence, Rhode Island became interested in the environment while visiting national parks across the country as a child. He is interested in international environmental politics, climate change, and economics and will continue his academic pursuits after graduation. Colby has given him the opportunity to study abroad in both Cork, Ireland and Okinawa, Japan, and when not studying he enjoys backpacking, snowshoeing, and watching films. Read his report...

Caitlin Chamberlin comes from Seattle, Washington where she grew up hiking the Cascade Mountains and rowing about the Puget Sound. Caitlin has enjoyed her five seasons rowing as a White Mule, along with the opportunity Colby has given her to study in London, Dijon and the Australian rainforest. She plans to continue her pursuits in Environmental Science once off of Mayflower Hill and looks forward to the crazy people she will meet, the challenges she will tackle, and the exotic lands to which she will travel. Read her report...

Rich Crowley hails from Belle Mead, New Jersey. He first discovered his interest in the environment in 11th grade while doing a semester away from his high school with Maine Coast Semester program, and built in this interest in the form of costal resource management while attending Colby College (Maine) and The School for Field Studies (South Caicos). He enjoys club hockey, skiing, guitar and fishing. Read his report...

Allison Stewart, from Zanesville, Ohio is a senior at Colby College majoring in Environmental Policy with a minor in economics. Her hobbies include cheerleading, teaching aerobics, snowshoeing, playing the piano, dancing with her love, and playing with her dog. After graduation, she would like to help protect the environment before becoming an environmental lawyer. Read her report...

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