Environmental Studies Program

Seniors 2018

Bailey Egan

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

EVST Concentration: Chemistry

Minor: Religious Studies

About: Bailey Egan has researched the role spirituality plays in community development and would like to study consumer labels. She has interned at Heifer Ranch and developed practical leadership skills. Egan does not have a specific direction in terms of career goals but enjoys working with people and environmental education. She plans to attend graduate school for further education and teach about environmental sustainability. 


Emma Carlson

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

EVST Concentration: Sociocultural

Minor: Anthropology

About: Emma Carlson has studied the success of environmental policies and how changing public perception of the relationship between humans and environment can help. Carlson held the position of vice-chair on the Environmental Concerns Committee at Hendrix. She has interned at Heifer Ranch and intends to intern at the Arkansas Department of Health the summer after graduation. Carlson plans on exploring the Public Health field to either work on Environmental Health or Environmental Health Policy. 


Tejas Soman

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

EVST Concentration: Biology

Minor: Politics

About: Tejas Soman was a winner of the Project Pericles program Debate-4-Democracy. He interned with The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas and a non-profit nature preserve in Central Texas where he learned to monitor plant communities and map glade ecosystems. Tejas would like to work in policy after graduation.


Jiawen Yin (Kitty)

Hometown: Shenzen, Dongguan (China)

EVST Concentration: Sociocultural

Minor: Asian Studies

About: Jiawen Yin has experience in history, anthropology, and other social sciences. She has interned in Shenzen, China and on the Internet. She was able to learn about China’s development from different perspectives. She is a proud member of the League of Legends community at Hendrix. Yin wishes to support human development in the future.


Noah Ambos

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

EVST Concentration: Chemistry 

Minor: Religious Studies

About: Noah Ambos has researched tick-borne diseases in Arkansas, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). During his internship at UAMS, he cataloged tick submissions for public health information, created a method for testing for Borrelia Bacteria, and tested Ixodes ticks. Ambos would like to use his lab and public health skills to make a difference in the world.


Emma Gaither

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

EVST Concentration: Biology

Minor: Spanish

About: Emma Gaither was responsible for running recycling programs as the vice-chair of the Environmental Concerns Committee and was a part of the Debate for Democracy for Project Pericles at Hendrix. She interned at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, AR and learned about organic certification and crop planning. Gaither has experience working with honeybees and would like to explore pollinators and their interactions with plants and crops. After taking a gap year, Gaither would like to go to graduate school to pursue a career in conservation and field ecology research. 


Hannah Tackett

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

EVST Concentration: Sociocultural

Second Major: Pscyhology

About: Hannah Tackett was on the Dean’s List, a Track and Field All Conference member, and Volleyball NCCA member at Hendrix. She has interned at Rattle’s Garden, an organic farm in Vilonia, Arkansas. Tackett has studied the accessibility of organic produce and human impacts of ancient environments. She would like to influence the manner in which hunger and wealth disparity is addressed in the nation after traveling and attending graduate school.