Welcome to Student Life at Evergreen!

The Student Life blog helps you get the inside scoop on living in Olympia and attending The Evergreen State College. Blogs are updated with experiences in student and community life. Check out any of the blogs to learn more. Ask us any question you have by emailing Admissions@evergreen.edu!



My name is Nelly Irwin. I am a sophomore and am originally from Los Angeles, California. I am currently studying social and environmental justice issues, sustainability and education. I am interested in pursuing the Masters in Teaching program at Evergreen in the future. I am currently involved in the Black Student Union and the TESC Farm Worker Solidarity Collective. The BSU is a great outlet for me to discuss social justice issues and educate our community about what it means for us to be black. I joined the Farm Worker Solidarity Collective because I knew about the campus’ history with working with farm worker justice movements and I wanted to be part of the current action on campus.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

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Sara FI am a performing arts student studying theatre, musical theatre, and vocal performance. I am in a program called Political Shakespeares which focuses on critical theory and Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. I have been a member of The Evergreen Singers, The Evergreen Vocal Ensemble, and have participated in theatre both on campus and downtown.

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Version 2My name is Darrow, and I’m in my final year at Evergreen! I moved here from Israel in the spring of 2013, as there weren’t any schools there that came close to Evergreen’s curriculum style, and that was important to me. As such, I’m taking full advantage of a liberal arts education and dipping my toes in a little of everything, but am ultimately focused on a future in social work. I founded the current reincarnation of the TESC Jewish Student Union in the fall of 2014, and it’s still going strong! Feel free to message me with questions or constructive dialogue.

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HannahAYHi, my name is Hannah Allen-Young and I am originally from Santa Cruz, CA. Here at Evergreen I am studying a little bit of everything with an emphasis on public health and political economy. When I am not in class I enjoy: rock climbing, hiking, eating good food, listening to music, and going on adventures. Please contact me if you have any questions about what it means to be a Greener.

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