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This position for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP) is an exciting opportunity to lead an innovative program that aims to transform conservation practice and inclusiveness on a national scale through a two-summer, undergraduate experiential learning program that explores conservation in the Pacific Northwest. Grounded in the ecological and cultural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, DDCSP at University of Washington immerses undergraduate scholars in conservation efforts in both urban and rural contexts.Read more
Dedication. Passion. Determination. Resilience. Pride. The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars exuded these feelings and many others during the Conservation Scholar Summit, where individuals shared connections with their communities, cultures and environment. Most significantly, they planted their banners of belonging to the environmental movement — a fitting conclusion to the scholars’ summer.
ECOSS was fortunate to host two Doris Duke scholars this summer: Pheng Lor, a UC Berkeley student focusing on conservation and LGBT studies, and MaKail Crawford, hailing from Wesleyan University working on classics and Latino studies.
One morning in July, Sierra Campbell awoke in a tent and unzipped the flap to a view of mountain prairie bathed in sunlight. Though she’d been exploring Washington for weeks, the scene touched the UW sophomore from Fife in a way that reinforced her desire to make a difference in the environment.
It was one of many impressions Campbell collected through the summer as she and a diverse group of undergraduates took a crash course in the region’s natural resources.