Douglas Kurtz

Class of 2021

Major/Minor: Majors: Environmental Science, Biology w/ Emphasis in Ecology and Evolution. Minor: Chemistry


Hometown: Lancaster, PA

High School: Garden Spot Senior High School


Campus Involvement
  • Student Government Association—Secretary of Academics
  • Student Environmental Alliance—Activism Co-Chair
  • Maryland Student Legislature
  • Peer Mentor
  • GIS Student Intern
  • Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Campus Garden
  • Presidential Fellow


Favorite class/professor

Dr. Lampman’s Introduction to Anthropology. This class encourages you to see the world through a global perspective, revealing the invisible structures that we allow to shape our own society. Dr. Lampman concentrates on dispelling the myths and misconceptions regarding race, gender, and culture, which I view as necessary in order to progress in this day in age. Being able to apply an anthropological, holistic perspective is incredibly valuable and allows for a more dynamic understanding of the world.

Why did you choose Washington College?

I chose Washington College because of its academic and scholarship opportunities. And, as a biology/environmental science major, I couldn’t pass up the benefits of having a River & Field campus.

What is your favorite thing about Chestertown?

Chestertown is super quirky. The coffee is good, there’s an abundant local farmers market, but beyond all else Gus the pig is the best thing about Chestertown.