Environmental Studies Faculty

Alix Alway

Alix Alway

Office Hours:

Monday 9-10am

Thursday 10:45-11:45

Current Position

WRIT 101 - Teaching Assistant (MWF  8:10-9:00)


  • Local Solutions to Climate Problems
  • Environmental Education
  • Teaching College Composition
  • Readings in Soviet History


Personal Summary

I grew up moving all over the US, but most recently my family lives in Cincinnati Ohio.  I attended college at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada.  While there, I double majored in biology and history.  My senior year year I wrote my thesis about perceptions of wilderness and the establishment of the national park system.  I love the idea of studying the environment from a variety of different disciplines.  After graduation, I was accepted into Teach for America.  I taught high school science at a low income school in Cleveland, Ohio for two years.  During these two years, I realized that I want to create environmental and outdoor educational opportunities for ALL kids regardless of income.  In order to make this happen, I am pursuing my Masters Degree in Environmental Studies where I can study the environment from a variety of perspectives, with a focus in environmental education.


Masters of Arts

Environmental Studies (in progress)

University of Montana


Bachelor or Arts (honors)

Double major: history & biology

Acadia University

Field of Study

Current Focus Area: Environmental Education

Teaching Experience

Teach for America (2012-2014)

  • 2 years experience teaching high school science (Biology & Physics)
  • Parma Community High School (Cleveland, OH)

Professional Experience

Wilderness Ventures

  • 2 summers as a trip leader
  • summer 2011: Jackson, Wyoming
    • backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, white water rafting, white water kayaking, sea kayaking
  • summer 2014: Northern California
    • backpacking, surfing, sea kayaking, white water rafting, mountaineering


  • UM Triathlon Team


Hiking, backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, triathlon, running, reading, baking, yoga, cooking...