After Lewis & Clark

Graduates from economics pursue a range of careers in the private sector, government, and academia.

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A Storyteller at the Top of His Game

Aron Phillips BA ’07 shapes athletes’ stories with the latest digital media tools. Read more about Aron’s journey in the newest issue of The Chronicle.

Tamma Carleton

LC Alum Tamma Carleton ’09 is a current PhD candidate at UC Berkeley. She recently published a review of her research on climate change.

Yash Desai

Yash Desai ’15 shares how his classroom experiences at Lewis & Clark helped him to obtain a position at a local firm. He explores how the values that he learned throughout his four years have allowed him to feel prepared in the the professional setting. Although his ‘assumptions of rationality’ can annoy his friends sometimes, Yash shares that he would not have achieved any of this without his economics degree.

Loren Naldoza

Loren Naldoza graduated in 2015 with a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant in Madrid, Spain. He wrote us from Spain to share how his post-grad life has been influenced by his degree in economics. Loren has been able to connect his diverse interests and goals to both his academic work and travel experience.

Kate Barhydt

We caught up with Kate Barhydt to find out about her experiences at Lewis & Clark, what she is doing now, and her advice for current Lewis & Clark students. Kate graduated from Lewis & Clark in 2014 after earning the World Philosophy Award from the Economics Department. She currently is working at the Humphreys Group, a boutique wealth management firm in San Francisco.


Yurop Shrestha

Hailing from Kathmandu, Nepal, Yurop Shrestha graduated from Lewis & Clark with an Economics degree in 2011. He is currently a Senior Associate at Aginsky Consulting Group, a boutique investment and business advisory firm based in Portland, OR. Yurop is also one of the co-founders of Galt US Ventures LLC, a venture capital firm focused on Northwest-based companies with disruptive technologies.  Yurop is planning to go back to Kathmandu soon to start his own non-banking finance company with the objective of introducing truly innovative financials products to the local market in his home country.
Tamma Carleton '09

Steps to success

Tamma Carleton ’09 shares her path to the Rhodes Scholarship.
Kiel Johnson BA '09 (Photo by Jonathan Maus,

Alumnus praised for award-winning cycling program in Portland

Cycling advocate Kiel Johnson BA ’09 tells The Oregonian how he reinvigorated ridership among the city’s youth.

Calling all economics alumni! What have you been up to since graduation? Start an interesting job? Discover a hidden talent? Used your liberal arts experience and degree to better the world? Adopt a cat? We’d love to know!