Dawlton Nelson '21

Environmental Studies, Studio Art

The support we have through W&J to be able to travel is unique. That’s specific to W&J. By the time I graduate from W&J, my goal is to have visited every continent. Thanks to the Magellan Project, I’m already halfway there.

Washington & Jefferson College environmental studies major Dawlton Nelson ’21 is taking advantage of his W&J connections. Through the College’s signature Magellan Project, Dawlton has spent the past two summers studying the environment and its relation to surrounding populations in Cambodia and Kenya, respectively, with help from W&J alum Jake Meyers ’15 and Associate Professor and Director of Environmental Studies, Robert East, Ph.D. Dawlton also has worked as a project leader on the U.S. Forest Service in the Allegheny National Forest studying the invasive emerald ash borer, thanks to connections through W&J Associate Professor of Biology Jason Kilgore, Ph.D.

Continuing Exploring

Learn more here https://www.washjeff.edu/student-life/the-magellan-project/.