Ashley Vander Meer, a Biology, Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Environmental Science major, tests water in Incline Village
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Meet Our INTD Students

Digital Arts and Outdoor Adventure Leadership major Garrett Ramos skydiving

Garrett Ramos

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Digital Arts

Class of 2018

I have my sights on a powered paramotor (powered paragliding) expedition to Iceland, exploring and shooting the country from the air. As a skydiver with a fiery passion for flight, aerial photography is a visual niche that I am ecstatic about. . . . Read More

Jamie Wanzek, New Media Journalism major, explores and captures images

Jamie Wanzek

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in New Media Journalism

Class of 2017

I was first hooked on journalism during an internship with The Durango Herald, my hometown paper, while I was still in high school. . . . Read More

New Media Journalism student Gabby Dodd, headshot

Gabby Dodd

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in New Media Journalism

Class of 2020

When I first came to SNC I had no idea what I wanted to do, besides skiing. Then I found out about the New Media Journalism major. That brought my writing ability in and my passion for telling stories together in a unique way that integrates journalism, photography and other digital media, and business skills. The most inspirational thing to me is seeing journalists who go out of their way to create stories so powerful that they enact change. . . . Read More

Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Psychology major Sydney Pinkerton enjoys spending time with her horse

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

Art and Psychology major, Justine Nelson explores a grass field

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

Isaac Laredo

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Environmental Science

Class of 2018

On my first rock climbing trip, the height and my own inexperience made me very nervous - but the same gut feeling that comes from being out of your comfort zone represents growth! . . . Read More

Danny Kern, Digital Arts and Journalism major, mountain biking

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

Interdisciplinary Arts student Rhett Gauss makes art with his camera

Rhett Gause

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Digital Arts and Marketing

Class of 2019

Being outside is where I draw all of my emotions and experiences that go into my work. I'm super passionate about creating stories because I can share those experiences and inspire others to get outside. I use photography, writing, music, video, painting. Each of these mediums has a different approach to saying what is important. . . . Read More

Journalism and digital arts student Morgan Meadows - headshot

Morgan Meadows

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Digital Arts and Journalism

Class of 2019

As a photojournalist, I love the idea of telling the whole story and getting down into the truth of an issue. I’m fascinated with visual imagery, and they say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I think an image is more powerful when there is a written story behind it. . . . Read More

SNC Tahoe Sustainability student Mckenna Bean.

Mckenna Bean

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Sustainability

Class of 2019

I’m really excited about the Interdisciplinary program because sustainability incorporates so many different things. I’ve never liked to focus on just one thing. My strength comes from my enthusiasm! . . . Read More

headshot of journalism and digital arts student Kyly Clark

Kyly Clark

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Digital Arts and Journalism

Class of 2018

Journalism is such a diverse discipline, I had the freedom to explore all kinds of issues and ideas. My experience has made me more passionate about both truth and advocacy. There are times and places for both, and I try to understand the line between them. . . . Read More

Weston Park, Sustainability major, thinks green and wears it too

Weston Park

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Sustainability

Class of 2017

My motivation is to help others, work hard, and have fun playing in the great outdoors. In Sustainability we study the economy, society, and environment to improve the quality of life now, and for future generations. That's the field for me. . . . Read More

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