An Environmental Studies and Sociology/Anthropology double major with a minor in Spanish, Sarah Sedgwick '14 believes in the power of merging academic fields. Sedgwick values the "holistic" quality of environmental studies that allows her to apply an environmental lens to any course and understand myriad issues in more layered and complex ways.
During the summer, Sedgwick instructs a leadership program for teens at a summer camp in her home state of Connecticut. She is passionate about applying an environmental framework to her lessons in order to expose her campers to concepts of environmental and social justice. During hiking trips, between lessons of leave-no-trace camping and encounters with rattlesnakes, Sedgwick talks to her campers about "feminism and structural violence and how opportunities are not the same around the world."
Sedgwick enjoys helping kids forage connections with the environment: "It's a really gratifying experience to be able to directly apply what I'm learning to change the lives of the next generation."