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Year at UW: Third

Hometown: Spokane Valley, WA

About me: Hi I'm Lela! I grew up on the eastern side of our state and I love getting to study the natural environment of Washington that we are lucky to call home. I am majoring in Environmental Studies, and minoring in Urban Design and Planning, and Danish. I am especially interested in how smart urban planning can address environmental issues like climate change, Danish language, and Scandinavian urban design and geopolitics. When I am not in class or studying, I love skiing, painting, knitting, baking, and exploring the natural landscapes the Northwest has to offer! I would be happy to talk about Environmental Studies, the College of the Environment, Honors, or what it's like being a student at UW, please don't hesitate to reach out!

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General area(s) of study: Natural Sciences, Built Environments

Current or intended majors: Environmental Studies

Current or intended minors: Urban Design and Planning, and Danish

I'd be willing to talk about/tutor the following courses/subjects: Environmental Studies courses including ENVIR 100, 200, 235, 239, 250, 300, Honors classes, and Danish 101

Housing Experience

  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Other Student Housing


Study Abroad: Exploration Seminar in Denmark and Greenland

Research: UW School of Public Health: Assisted with research on water quality and human health impacts

Volunteering/Service: UW Farm

Leadership: UW College of the Environment Student Advisory Council Representative for Environmental Studies

Departmental Honors: Environmental Studies


Internships: Washington Trust Bank: Credit Administration

Scholarships: Martin and Ruth Metzon Fund (UW Scandinavian Studies)