The Sustainability Office and the Sustainability Council provide Lewis & Clark students with opportunities to learn, grow, and serve our community and region in an effort to build a more livable world. Through internships, service learning, workshops, and events, students are able to develop a variety of skills to support them in a life of learning and civic leadership.
If you are interested in becoming involved in the sustainability community on campus, please check out the Student Resources page, sign-up for our newsletter and listserv, apply for a student job, or follow us on social media with the hashtag #SustainLC. To contact a current student, faculty or staff member, check out our bios below.
Amy Dvorak, Sustainability Director
Hometown: Gladstone, Oregon
Educational Background: B.S. Environmental Science, Oregon State University, B.A. International Studies in Environmental Science, Oregon State University, Master of Environmental Management, Portland State University
Hobbies: Anything creative or outdoors! Museums, art shows, theater, food. I love food!
Interesting fact about me: Halloween is my favorite holiday, I start planning themes and decor in July!
Julia Neish, Sustainability Council Intern
Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
Hobbies/Interests: I am especially interested in social and environmental issues and activism, and have a passion for permaculture and mycology.
Damian Sanchez, Renewable Energy Fund Coordinator
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Major: Rhetoric and Media Studies
About Damian: I originally didn’t plan on going to college after high school but after a foreman I worked with at Hoffman Structures convinced me to try it out for at least a year. He told me that if I didn’t feel like college was for me that he would hold a position for me, I ended up trying school for a year and the rest is history.
Hanna Merzbach, Sustainable Living Intern
Hometown: Bend, Oregon
Major: International Affairs, minors - Math, Japanese
Hobbies/Interests: I am from the tree-hugging, kombucha-loving capital of Oregon: Bend. Growing up in such an outdoorsy place has fueled my passions for activities such as climbing, hiking and yoga. I hope to study abroad next year in either Tanzania or Ecuador.
Lana Gevorgyan, Sustainable Operations Intern
Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia
Major: Biochemistry, Economics
About Lana: I decided to study abroad when I was 15, so I applied to study in India. I studied in an international school, on an isolated hill in rural India for two years, and I got the idea of studying in different countries around the world. I am planning to take a semester abroad in Berlin my senior year, and for now I’m really enjoying being a part of Sustainability Council and being able to contribute to decisions related to sustainability on campus.