Lenny Henderson

AOD, Music, Leadership

BA, Sociology & Anthropology, and International Political Economy, University of Puget Sound '16

MA, Public Sociology, Humboldt State University '20

Doctoral Student in Natural Resource Sociology, Utah State University

Lenny joined the [HS]2 team in 2018 and is thrilled to be coming back as a music instructor and third-year leadership facilitator. Lenny graduated from CRMS in 2012 and earned his BA from the University of Puget Sound in 2016. After graduating, he worked in sustainable construction and architectural salvage, which inspired him to return to school to study environmental sociology. He completed his MA at Humboldt State University in 2020, where his thesis research was sparked by a discussion with [HS]2 students about the perceived appropriateness of music in natural spaces. Currently, Lenny is a Doctoral Student in Environmental and Community Sociology at Utah State University, where he studies the human dimensions of rivers and watersheds. His dissertation research examines the interaction between cultural mythologies of the “wild west” and water financialization within high-wealth recreation communities experiencing rural gentrification. Lenny has also been a lifelong musician, beginning with guitar lessons with George Weber as a kid, later collaborating with Hip-Hop artists in Seattle, Cuba, Indonesia, and Argentina in college, and currently writing and recording with a variety of musicians in Northern Utah. When not in the library or the studio, Lenny is always looking for an excuse to go fly-fishing, rafting, or skiing.