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  • As a Lewis & Clark biology major, you will do biology: you will generate hypotheses, design studies, collect data in the lab and the field, analyze and interpret them, and communicate your findings through talks, posters, and papers. We think this is the best possible training for a career in biology and the best way to become a scientifically literate citizen. Our curriculum embraces all of biology, from molecules to ecosystems, and draws on other fields, like chemistry, mathematics, and psychology. Students and faculty work together, both inside and outside of class. You will learn to write grants, read scientific literature critically, reason quantitatively, and work in teams. Diverse natural environments provide abundant opportunities for fieldwork. You will have access to cutting-edge tools in microscopy, physiology, computational biology, and molecular biology. Those interested in health careers benefit from our proximity to Oregon Health and Science University.


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  • No one can give you a better sense of what it’s really like to study biology at Lewis & Clark than our current students and recent alumni.

  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/5990-katie-lauren-dunbar"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,276/62986_62871_katielauren_092216b.rev.1476401427.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/5990-katie-lauren-dunbar">Katie-Lauren Dunbar</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’17</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong></div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Santa Rosa, California</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8319-samantha-sami-zimmerman"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/75188_PEO-B-0417-0243.rev.1539807134.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/8319-samantha-sami-zimmerman">Samantha (Sami) Zimmerman</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’19</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Garden Collective, Herbarium, Resident Advisor</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Cross Plains, Wisconsin</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Australia</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> Lewis & Clark has helped me view my own path more as an adventure, rather than a structured series of events, both in academics and life in general.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/13072-cody-bowen-crosby"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,750,750/84271_CodyBowen.rev.1593028117.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/13072-cody-bowen-crosby">Cody Bowen-Crosby</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’22</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> International Students and Scholars/Third Culture Kids Club, French Club, Russian Club</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Kalispell, Montana</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> France, New Zealand</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t pick your school based on a figure from some website; pick your school off of where you think you’ll be happiest and where you want to plant the seeds to start a professional career.</span></p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9482-kenzie-wingard"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,534/72597_kenziewingard.rev.1528396219.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/9482-kenzie-wingard">Kenzie Wingard</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Soccer, track & field</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Missoula, Montana</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> Lewis & Clark has changed me in a lot of ways. I am passionate about what I am learning and the professors have made me a more inquisitive and curious person.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10671-makayla-simmer"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78764_CAS-0419-SPP-Simmer-033.rev.1559687914.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10671-makayla-simmer">Makayla Simmer</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> College Outdoors, Paddle Club</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Haiku, Hawai‘i</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> East Africa (fall 2019)</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> College Outdoors has been extremely empowering and important for who I am becoming.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/13076-ben-sherer"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1932,2576/84281_BenSherer.rev.1593108024.JPG" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/13076-ben-sherer">Ben Sherer</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Admissions tour guide, admissions fellow</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Portland, Oregon</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> East Africa</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> Studying abroad in a place as unique as Tanzania provided me with memories for a lifetime. Can you say that you saw a wild rhino on foot? Or that there was a lion prowling around your campsite at 6 in the morning? I not only experienced this, but also a radically different point of view of the world.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10645-channing-stirrat"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78768_CAS-0419-SPP-Stirrat-021.rev.1559688676.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10645-channing-stirrat">Channing Stirrat</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Alternative Spring Break, Operation Nightwatch, Irish dance, Pre-Health Club</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Tucson, Arizona</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Ecuador Spring 2020</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> It can be hard to find a liberal arts school with a solid science program; L&C takes advantage of its awesome faculty and proximity to OHSU to make it a school that works for people interested in STEM who don’t want to go to a big research university.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10564-lali-guevara-hernandez"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78737_CAS-0419-SPP-Guevara-Hernandez-011.rev.1559684421.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10564-lali-guevara-hernandez">Lali Guevara-Hernandez</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Students for Cultural Inclusion in the Theatre (SCIT), Theatre, Gente Latina Unida (GLU), French Club, Spanish Club, Gaming Society</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Los Angeles, California</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> The Great Expectations trip really opened my eyes to the resources available to students of color on campus and was a great way to meet other students and faculty with similar backgrounds.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/13060-mara-halloran"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,960/84254_MaraHalloran.rev.1592601932.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/13060-mara-halloran">Mara Halloran</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’22</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Climbing team, Ski Club, College Outdoors</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Saint Paul, Minnesota</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Iceland (non L&C)</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> You don’t just choose a major and stick only to that. You learn so much about every discipline, and I think that is a really valuable skill.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10652-erin-khong"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78800_CAS-0419-SPP-Khong-005.rev.1559943319.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10652-erin-khong">Erin Khong</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Student Life Intern, Student Athlete Advisory Committee(SAAC), Pre-Health Club, Luau Dancer, Women’s Swim, Track and Field, New Student Orientation Leader (NSO)</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Long Beach, California</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> Get out of your comfort zone, meet new people, and build those connections.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10561-roland-berg"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78697_CAS-0419-SPP-Berg-025.rev.1559241134.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10561-roland-berg">Roland Berg</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’22</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Community Chorale, Admissions Ambassador (lunch host), intramural sports</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Saint Paul, Minnesota</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> Lewis & Clark made me feel wanted as a student.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8316-peter-lahti"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/74947_PEO-B-0417-0994.rev.1539033692.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/8316-peter-lahti">Peter Lahti</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’19</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong></div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Lincoln City, Oregon</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I believe that a liberal arts education is great for preparing somebody for med school.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9090-nabil-khan"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/71526_nabilkhan.rev.1521565143.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/9090-nabil-khan">Nabil Khan</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Track and Field, Soccer</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Kandahar, Afghanistan</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> Professors are eager to hear about your story.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10568-natalie-klee"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78748_CAS-0419-SPP-Klee-003.rev.1559685743.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10568-natalie-klee">Natalie Klee</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> TCK Club</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> České Budějovice, Czech Republic</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> East Africa Biology Program (fall 2019)</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> Some people say international students are in a bit of a bubble here, but I’d call it more of a solid base from which it is easier to form connections with the rest of the L&C community.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10657-salma-bashir"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78695_CAS-0419-SPP-Bashir-008.rev.1559240384.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10657-salma-bashir">Salma Bashir</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Club Rugby, Pre-Health Professions Club, Orchestra, Biology Teaching Assistant</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Portland, Oregon</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> East Africa, biology</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I appreciate the liberal arts approach to education since I never feel limited in the kinds of knowledge I seek out.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
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