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INTD Students

Sydney Pinkerton

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Art, Psychology

Class of 2016

I’ve always felt a need to encourage individual empowerment and teach people self-love, and the path I am on now is taking me closer to making that passion a career. I hope to work in established adventure and art therapy programs on the way to starting my own! . . . Read More

Laura Woodman

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology and Art

Class of 2014

Figure skating during my childhood taught me about hard work, determination, and the importance of self confidence. At school, art classes were the only classes I stayed interested in, but at SNC I discovered - by happy chance - my love for psychology. I will reach my dreams of helping others through art; it's only a matter of time. . . . Read More

Brandon Sorel

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Class of 2012

Neither my mother nor my father graduated from college For them, seeing their children succeed means more than their own success. I am incredibly grateful that they made sure I grew up with a strong concrete foundation. My father constantly reminded me that “education is the most important thing in life,” and his message is becoming clear. . . . Read More

Justine Nelson

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology and Art

Class of 2016

Growing up in the small town of Incline Village has been a blessing in my life, teaching me the importance of connection with my community and the environment. We all have the capability to help each other grow, and my studies at SNC have shown me just how far we reach! . . . Read More

Sara Lamoreaux

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology and Art

Class of 2014

Picking up a crayon at a young age, I knew art was a passion but, during my adolescence, I never pursued art because my schools were focused on math, science, and English. I was never interested in college until I found SNC. It intrigued me because of its intimacy and mission of sustainability. . . . Read More

Jeff Reiffers

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Environmental Science

Class of 2013

It was hard for me to find the right place to go to school. I attended five community colleges, and traveled the world trying to find my niche. Sierra Nevada College seems like it was made for me. I can pursue my passions of rock climbing, skiing, and backpacking, while obtaining a degree in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Environmental Science. . . . Read More

Ty Dayberry

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Sustainability

Class of 2014

I decided to attend Sierra Nevada so I could continue to live in the place I love. I saw could learn while maintaining my active lifestyle, and while in the classroom my teachers could relate the subject matter to the area we live in while making learning experiences hands-on, fun, and interesting. . . . Read More

Chase Cohee

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Ski Business and Resort Management

Class of 2012

Today I ski, love life, love my family, and strive to do everything that opens my eyes wide and makes me smile. . . . Read More

Matt Fall

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Class of 2012

I joined a robotics team in high school, which led me to mechanical engineering, but while my enthusiasm for engineering waned after a couple of years my love for the outdoors never did. After developing an interest in running my own business, I transferred to SNC as an Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship major. . . . Read More

Danny Kern

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Digital Arts and Journalism

Class of 2016

After getting my first camera in eighth grade, I haven't stopped documenting what I enjoy doing. I am majoring in Digital Art and Journalism so I can start sharing what I believe are the best qualities of life, and help spread the knowledge of better quality sustainable living. . . . Read More

Marina McCoy

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Sustainability, Ski Business and Resort Management

Class of 2016

It wasn’t until the end of my sophomore year of high school when I realized I couldn’t live without the mountains. Sierra Nevada College is the perfect school for me - the classes are small, the teachers are great, and the opportunities in Tahoe are endless. My long-term goals are to be an activist in the environmental world, to inspire everyone I interact with to live a more sustainable life, and to encourage others to embrace each individual's uniqueness! . . . Read More

Makenzie O'Connor

Major: Environmental Science and Ecology, Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Class of 2016

I began my experience at SNC with a Yosemite backpacking trip, and immediately felt connected to the world in an entirely different way. For my senior research methods course, I designed a study to research the effects of prolonged wet and dry periods on soil denitrification in wetlands of the Sierra Nevada. Denitrification is an incredibly important ecological process by which nitrates are removed from soil and runoff, and it hasn't been studied in Sierra mountain environments! . . . Read More

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