Cheyenne, WY
Environmental Economics and Policy
Global Development Studies


Howdy, my name is Camden Schmidt, and I am sixth generation Wyomingite. I came out here from Cheyenne, my hometown, to study environmental economics and policy. I have since added a minor in global development studies and I am loving both. I took a gap year and studied abroad and entered Oregon State University as a second-year. I’m a wannabe environmentalist and love doing anything outdoorsy. Outside of the outside, I am a big fan of movies, reading, cooking and comedy.

I was looking for a lot of things when applying for college. My ideal college was out-of-state, cost-effective, had good academic programs, would be generous with credits from my IB exams and offered a major that matched my interests. The stars aligned and Oregon State seemed like the perfect fit, and it didn’t hurt that my dad is an Oregon State alum. I was also looking for increased academic rigor, balanced school-social life environment, a community of like-minded individuals and plenty of access to opportunities, so I also applied to the Honors College. I have absolutely zero regrets about any of my secondary-education decisions.

In addition to being an Honors College Ambassador, I work at the Writing Center on campus, served on the Honors College Student Leadership Circle and joined the Law, Environmental Economics, and Agriculture Club. I love being involved and after a year of a quiet campus, I am very much looking forward to exploring more of what the Oregon State community has to offer.

If you have any questions on what it’s like to be an out-of-state student, making an unorthodox high school-college transition, what’s to love about Oregon State or just about anything else, I would be more than happy to discuss that with you. Go Beavs!