Ariane LeClerq ’13

Ariane LeClerq

Since graduating from Carleton with an ENTS degree, I’ve been able to participate in various unique opportunities around the world.  I became a PADI certified rescue diver and assisted a UK-based conservation NGO, Blue Ventures, with underwater surveys in a locally managed marine area off the coast of southwestern Madagascar.  I also interned at the Monteverde Institute, researching the habitat of the rare Three-wattled Bellbird in the cloud forests of Costa Rica. 

 Most recently, I completed a Master of Science in Community Sustainability at Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  My thesis examined the opinions of local participants in alternative livelihood programs designed to reduce dependence on natural resources around a national park in Nepal.  I have just moved to Chicago and am still seeking the perfect job!