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The Admissions Fellows at Lewis & Clark College are highly dedicated and involved students that serve a professional role within the admissions process. Their leadership responsibilities include interviewing prospective students, supervising student ambassadors, coordinating campus visits, and planning open houses and events. The Fellows are eager to share their L&C experiences with you!




Mackenzie R. Bath

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Major: English

Why did you choose L&C? L&C felt like home to me the moment I stepped on campus. Everyone I talked to was the kind of person I wanted to surround myself with, and I knew that I could become the best version of myself here.

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot on campus is the spiral staircase by the theater. It leads to the tech booth where I spend a lot of my time and it overlooks the L&C forest. It’s a calm and dry spot to think, read, and enjoy my free time.

Favorite spot in Portland: Powell’s Books, the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world. I could spend an entire day there. 

Three random facts about Mackenzie:

  1. I have two tattoos that are inspired by books.
  2. I love to sing, especially musicals - my favorite musical is Heathers.
  3. I was on a game show with my mom and brother when I was 12.

Emily Cornett

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Major: International Affairs

Why did you choose L&C? I immediately felt at home on the L&C campus, and was especially attracted to the small class sizes, proximity to Portland, and the wonderful international affairs department!

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot is the Dovecote, the coffee shop on the academic side of campus. It’s a great place to study, hang out, and drink really delicious coffee!

Favorite spot in Portland: My favorite place is Hawthorne, a really cool spot in SE Portland. It has a bunch of great thrift shops, coffee shops, and restaurants! And so many good dogs!

Three random facts about Emily:

  1. I spent spring semester of my junior year studying abroad in Morocco.
  2. I really love Taco Bell!
  3. I’ve done Model United Nations for seven years.


Yonas Habte

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Major: Economics

Why I chose Lewis & Clark: I always desired to go to a liberal arts college with a small community. I found Lewis & Clark’s campus and community welcoming and mesmerizing compared to other colleges I visited. In addition, Portland has a special place in my heart because it was my first location in the United States after moving from Ethiopia in 2012.

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spots on campus are Griswold Stadium, the reflecting pool and open green areas between Templeton and the Frank Manor House. When I want to relax and relieve myself of stress, I go to Griswold stadium and play soccer with friends.

Favorite spot in Portland: I love the food carts in downtown Portland, China Town, and Pioneer Square.

Three random facts about Yonas:
  1. I am the first one from my family to attend college.
  2. I know how to screen print.
  3. I am training myself in SEO (search engine optimization)

Peyton Hill

Hometown: Alameda, CA

Major:  Political Science

Why I chose Lewis & Clark: Both of my parents are teachers, and growing up my brother and I would spend our summers traveling. Everywhere we went we would visit a college or university and, needless to say, I have been to at least 100 different schools around the U.S. and the world. Out of all of the schools I visited, Lewis & Clark stood out to me. It is small, liberal arts oriented, and close to downtown Portland. The professors are absolutely amazing (we have graduates of Princeton, Yale, and Georgetown just to name a few) and 60% of the student body travels abroad during their time here. This was the kind of atmosphere I wanted for my college education, AND, on top of it all, Lewis & Clark College is hands down one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been!

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot on campus is a bench behind the Manor House. I love sitting there on a clear, sunny day because it has the best view of Mt. Hood on campus. That spot also overlooks the beautiful gardens and reflecting pool that are original to the Lewis & Clark estate.

Favorite spot in Portland: My favorite spot in Portland is the farmers market on the PSU campus downtown. It is open year round, and they always have tons of beautiful bouquets to look at! My freshman year,  I went every single Saturday morning with some friends and I always had a great time. My other favorite thing to do downtown is to just walk around checking out all of the different styles of architecture you can find in Portland.

Three random facts about Peyton:

  1. Dancing is my passion. I have been a contemporary dancer for 18 years now, and I have no plans of stopping anytime soon!
  2. For the fall semester of my junior year at Lewis & Clark, I worked as an intern for Oregon Senator, Jeff Merkley, in Washington D.C. I answered phone calls, worked for a few of his policy teams, and I gave private tours of the capitol.
  3. I have worked many different jobs throughout my four years at Lewis & Clark. I have been and admissions tour guide, an events tour guide, a guest services agent, an event venue coordinator, an assistant to an admissions counselor, and I have worked for the grant department on the Student Academic Affairs Board.

Hannah Ring

Hometown: Ashland, OR

Major: Psychology

Why I chose Lewis & Clark: I had heard about Lewis & Clark since I was a freshman in high school. When I visited campus I fell in love, but I had this big idea that I needed to move across the country for college (or at least out of my home state). I started looking for a school like L&C somewhere further away from home. After searching long and hard I realized that I was being silly. In the end I chose L&C because when I closed my eyes and imagined myself in “college” I saw myself on Lewis & Clark’s campus.

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot on campus is, and always will be, the large bridge that crosses the ravine between the academic and residential sides of campus. My freshman year I got to walk over it every day before class and it always made me feel like I was going on a fairytale adventure.

Favorite spot in Portland: My favorite spots in Portland tend to revolve around either food, tea, or nature. Tea Chai Te is probably my favorite study spot. The Tea Bar has some incredible boba. Luc Lac is the very best Vietnamese food around (and it is open until 2 am!). And nothing beats the Columbia Gorge for some incredible hiking.

Three random facts about Hannah:

  1. I have studied aerial dance for over 7 years.
  2. I was born in Texas, lived there for three months, and have never been back.
  3. My dad wanted to name me Diamond so that my full name would be Diamond Ring… Thank goodness my mother put her foot down and insisted that he choose a different stone and that it could be my MIDDLE name.

For a look back in time, check out the Fellows and Interns from the past.