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Tour Guides

Tour guides will give you a chance to see aspects of academic and residential life from a current student’s perspective. Tours are available Monday-Saturday throughout the year and serve as the central piece of every campus visit.


Alec Ballweg ’18

Major(s): English

Hometown: Madison, WI

Why did you choose L&C?: “I chose LC because I love the beauty of the campus and Portland as a whole, the amazing academics, and the sense of community.”

What do you like to do in your free time? “In my free time I spend a lot of time playing Ultimate Frisbee with my team.  I also like going downtown or just hanging out on campus with friends.”






Marissa Valdez ’18

Major(s): International Affairs and Math

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Your favorite class and why?”My International Affairs 100 class was my favorite. It was so interesting to start knowing how international events connect to individuals and past incidents.”

What advice would you give a first year student? “Even though first getting on campus is scary don’t be afraid to be yourself and weird right off the bat! I met my best friends through doing random things like playing with a hand puppet my grandma sent me in a care package.”



Izzy Fikso ’17

Major(s):Foreign Languages

Hometown: Seattle, WA

What advice would you give an incoming freshman/transfer student? “Try as many new things as possible, order the quesadillas from the Trail room, and always root for the Women’s Soccer Team! ”

What clubs are you involved in? “I am apart of the Game Society because I love board games.  I joined Bee Club this year because my mom is a bee keeper and I wanted to continue the family legacy.”




                                                                 Paloma Vizcaino ’17

Major(s): Hispanic Studies and Anthropology

Hometown: Modesto, CA

Reason for choosing L&C? “I chose LC because the campus is absolutely stunning and I wanted a smaller school where I could have a close relationship with my classmates and professors.”

Your favorite place on campus and why? “My favorite place on campus is the reflecting pool because I can relax by the beautiful pool and the flowers or do homework. Also, on a clear day you can see Mt. Hood which is my favorite thing about Oregon.”



Morgan Long ’18

Major(s): Biology

Hometown: Mahtomedi, MN

What clubs are you involved in and why?: “I play the French Horn in the wind symphony; all of our music ensembles are easy to join and open to non-majors.  I’m also involved in the pre-health club.”

What do you like to do in your free time? “On the weekends I like to go hiking, Portland is great for that! Tryon Creek State Park has miles of trails a few minutes from campus, and Forest Park is just north of Downtown and is one of the countries largest urban forests.”







Erin Banks ’16

Major(s): Political Science and French

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

What advice would you give a first year student? “Go to as many campus events as possible and go to all the events that you are invited to. That is the best way to meet other students, staff and your professors”

What was your favorite event at L&C and why? “My favorite event was when Bill Nye came to campus. I thought his talk was engaging and hilarious. It was really nice for me to hear from someone who was so important in my childhood now that I am an adult”





AnaCapri Mauro ’17

Major(s): Environmental Science

Hometown: Foster, RI

What do you like to do in your free time? “I like to juggle, hang precariously off of things (trees, humans, etc), climb, and eat chocolate.”

Where is your favorite place on Campus? “My favorite place on campus is down past the reflecting pool lawn under the grape vine trellis.”



Latroy Robinson ’18

Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Hometown: Chicago

Reason for choosing L&C? “I really liked the campus went I first came to visit. I enjoy spending time outside so you can find me next to the reflecting pool by the Frank Manor House! I also love the rose garden and helping maintain the garden in my spare time.”

What advice would you give a first year student? “In your first year try and involve yourself in as many activities and clubs as you can. This is where I met most of my friends and the people I still hang out with today!”




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Major: English/Art History

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Who is your favorite professor? “My favorite professor is Jerry Harp, and I lucked out because he’s also my advisor. He’s my favorite because in our first meeting we just talked about books for 20 minutes before even looking at my schedule!”

What was your favorite event at LC? “MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST - the cinnamon rolls! I died!”





Sophia Horigan ’16

Major: Biology

Hometown: Ventura, CA

What do you like to do in your free time? “In my free time I like to find a cozy spot and read a great fantasy novel. Also cooking and eating a great meal is very satisfying.”

What advice would you give a first year student? “I would advise new students to introduce themselves to their professors and ask them about opportunities in their major. L&C has great networking so take advantage!”





Dara Reckard ’18

Major(s): Undecided

Hometown: Haiku, Hawaii

What clubs are you involved in?

“I’m involved with Anime Club and Gaming Society because I enjoy discussing shows I’ve watched and I enjoy playing games with people.  I’m also involved with College Outdoors and the theater department because I dig the vibes.”

What has been your favorite event at LC?

“I think my favorite events I’ve been to so far would probably be Bounce-a-palooza and Once Upon a Weekend.  How can you go wrong with jumping castles and short skits?”


Laura Travis ’18

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Prescott, AZ

Your favorite place on campus and why: “My favorite place on campus is Maggie’s Café. It is very relaxing and I’ve spent countless hours there doing homework, hanging out with friends, and buying snacks.”

What was your favorite event at L&C and why: “My favorite event so far was seeing Philip Zimabardo when he came to campus. After studying him and his experiments in my psychology classes, I was a little star-struck when I watched his speech and got to take pictures with him.”




**Current Students: If you are interested in being a tour guide, learn more about the job and application process here.