About Me

Forrest Stewart

Year: Sophomore
Major: Environmental Policy and Sociology
Hometown: Western Springs, IL


What activities are you involved in outside of academics?
I play bass recorder in the Collegium ensemble, I play piano in a Jazz combo called "Room for Improv-ment", I go camping fairly often in the areas around Luther, and enjoy making music on my computer or playing music with friends.

What do you and your friends do in your free time?
We study together, listen to music, watch Netflix, go camping, eat together, take walks, play video games, take unnecessary trips to Walmart, or go into town.

If someone was interested in your major, what course(s) or professor(s) would you recommend?
I would first suggest Environmental Philosophy. I took it with Jon Jensen who is one of my favorite professors at Luther. But mostly, I would encourage people to just take classes that sound interesting. Don't be shy to email a professor to ask questions about a course or to search out older students who have already taken it (odds are you know someone who has).

Where’s the best place to study on campus?
I enjoy Koren the most. The atmosphere is calm and warm and there is always enough going on to make it seem lively but not enough to be distracting.

What’s your go-to line in the caf when you don’t like what’s in the main line?
I honestly usually go to like three different lines to get a kind of collage effect going on my plate. Pasta is definitely the safest and most consistent choice though.

What’s your favorite Luther tradition?
Probably the round of applause that follows anyone breaking a dish in the caf.

What do you miss about Luther when you go home?
Unwaveringly and sometimes annoyingly happy people.

What’s your favorite part about going to college at Luther?
So far, it is the people. Nearly everyone (students, staff, and faculty) is very kind, caring, interesting, and fun to talk to.

What's your wackiest Luther memory?
Chatting with Hillary Clinton about campaign finance reform after her speech at Luther.

What do you want to do after you graduate from Luther?
I would like to be an ecological consultant for a business or political campaign, or maybe work for a non-profit dedicated to environmental education.