Out West Student Blog

Welcome to the Bill Lane Center's "Out West" student blog. Here you'll find posts from student interns and researchers. Our students work hard on projects and at organizations across the West, and here they share their reflections on these unique experiences.


Photo courtesy of Ahmad Koya

  • Out West student blog
Ahmad Koya works to preserve Skyline Forest while ensuring the broader community of Central Oregon has a say in the conservation efforts.

Photo courtesy of David Lee

  • Out West student blog
David Lee's work at the California Air Resources Board has centered on establishing a foundation for how zero-emission technologies, especially hydrogen, can play a role in the rail industry.

Photo courtesy of Jas Wheeler

  • Out West student blog
Jas Wheeler navigates the challenges presented by historic flooding and explores the day-to-day of museum work. 

A Pomo basket. Sedge root coiled on a one-rod foundation, design in black-dyed bracken fern root or bulrush root, decorated with shell discs beads. Photo...

  • Out West student blog
Katherine Nolan reflects on a summer of hands-on learning at the Santa Lucia Conservancy.

Photo courtesy of Akruti Gupta

  • Out West student blog
Akruti Gupta shares her experience working at the energy-equity nexus as an intern at the California Energy Commission.