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 OSU as a Sophomore. 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 OSU seemed like the perfect fit, and it didn’t hurt that my dad is an OSU 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 (LEAP) 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 OSU 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 OSU, or just about anything else, I would be more than happy to discuss that with you. Go Beaves!