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What’s It Like?

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

  • Riley Arnold ’19

    Riley Arnold, BA ’19

    Hometown: Monument, Colorado, and Tampa, Florida
    Extracurriculars: Founder of People to People Permaculture, LC Psychology Collaborative Researcher, Garden Educator and Manager at Abernethy Elementary School, The City Repair Project Placemaking Liaison and Permaculture Designer, LC Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) Tutor, Portland Community College Garden Volunteer Educator, The People’s Food Cooperative Volunteer, and Farmer’s Market Intern

    I was drawn to Lewis & Clark because I loved the excited energy of the campus and the dedicated and ingenuitive spirit of the students. I could feel, and still do, that big things were happening here and I wanted to be a part of it.

  • Malavika Arun ’19

    Malavika Arun, BA ’19

    Hometown: Palakkad, Kerala, India
    Extracurriculars: Resident Advisor, Bollywood Club Cofounder

    My high school was a place where I felt that my personal freedom was respected and my opinions mattered, and I wanted to go to a college that would also give me those things.

  • Roland Berg BA ’22

    Roland Berg, BA ’22

    Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Extracurriculars: Community Chorale, Admissions Ambassador (lunch host), intramural sports

    Lewis & Clark made me feel wanted as a student.

  • Maggie Beutler BA ’21

    Maggie Beutler, BA ’21

    Hometown: Portland, Oregon
    Overseas Program: India fall 2019
    Extracurriculars: Resident Advisor

    Lewis & Clark encouraged me to be who I really was.

  • Charlotte Brownstone ’20

    Charlotte Brownstone, BA ’20

    Hometown: San Francisco, California
    Extracurriculars: Watzek Student Advisory Committee (SAC), College Democrats Club, Sailing Club, Wind Symphony

    I loved how Professor Leonard incorporated current events and supplementary readings into the course, rather than just having us read out of the textbook.

  • Jackie Chill ’18

    Jackie Chill, BA ’18

    Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
    Overseas Program: Ecuador
    Extracurriculars: College Outdoors

    The way Assistant Professor Bill Cole teaches, by telling stories, is like no other instructor I’ve had. We constantly put information into different contexts, which provided many new and different perspectives.

  • Cristian Cortes Cortes ’20

    Cristian Cortes Cortes, BA ’20

    Hometown: Gervais, Oregon
    Extracurriculars: Gente Latina Unida (coleader), Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (peer mentor), Phonathon ambassador

    I believe being exposed to a number of ideas or techniques is what enhances the liberal arts education.

  • Michael Glah

    Michael Glah, BA ’18

    Hometown: Aspen, Colo.
  • Joelle Hakoum ’20

    Joelle Hakoum, BA ’20

    Hometown: Homs, Syria
    Extracurriculars: International Students of Lewis & Clark (ISLC), TCK Club, tutor for Arabic and Chemistry, volunteering

    My high school was very large so I wanted to try smaller classes where there is more focus on students’ needs and understanding.

  • Eric Hawkins ’18

    Eric Hawkins, BA ’18

    Hometown: Tracy, California
    Extracurriculars: Football

    I love the small classes and the personal attention I get from my professors and coaches.

  • Helen Hitz BA ’21

    Helen Hitz, BA ’21

    Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
    Extracurriculars: Associated Students of Lewis & Clark (ASLC), Feminist Student Union (FSU), New Student Orientation (NSO), Pioneer Success Institute (PSI)

    Lewis & Clark has given me the tools to become a better student and a better person.

  • Joe Iliscupidez

    Joe Iliscupidez, BA ’16

    Hometown: Fontana, California

    I think L&C has helped me become the outstanding young man that my parents envisioned me to be.

  • Jessye Lavine

    Jessye Lavine, BA ’16

    Hometown: Mill Valley, California
    Overseas Program: Strasbourg, France
    Extracurriculars: Women’s Soccer, Javelin for Track and Field, French Club

    Lewis & Clark is the reason I have my job.

  • Marissa Marquez ’19

    Marissa Marquez, BA ’19

    Hometown: LaVerne, California
    Extracurriculars: Gente Latina Unida (GLU), Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME)

    Lewis & Clark provides everything for the best education: smaller class sizes, caring professors at the top of their field, and a community to find your place.

  • Hannah Meggitt-Nxumalo, BA ’20

    Hometown: Mbabane, eSwatini
    Overseas Program: Ireland, spring 2019
    Extracurriculars: Psychology Club, Watzek Student Advisory Committee, International Film Festival

    Since I didn’t have the opportunity to visit campus before arriving for orientation, I had to base my decision on the website and some conversations with current students. One of the things that really stuck with me was how welcoming the community seemed.

  • Alan Misael Gaxiola BA ’21

    Alan Misael Gaxiola, BA ’21

    Hometown: Juan José Ríos, Sinaloa, México, and Phoenix, Arizona
    Overseas Program: Berlin fall 2019
    Extracurriculars: Student Ambassador for the Annual Giving Department

    When I walked onto campus, I felt like this was the correct place for me to spend a truly pivotal point in my life.

  • Max, holding a cup of coffee, standing in front of a wall with a painted mural of the ocean. Stud...

    Max Morrish, BA ’22

    Hometown: Ashland, Oregon
    Extracurriculars: College Outdoors

    When you have the opportunity to take a wide variety of really engaging classes it makes you question your own values and interests.

  • Karen Peralta ’18

    Karen Peralta, BA ’18

    Hometown: Houston, Texas
    Overseas Program: Australia psychology internship summer program
    Extracurriculars: Gente Latina Unida (GLU), Leading to Engage All Pioneers (LEAP) Coordinator

    I felt Lewis & Clark was the perfect place to start fresh in a new environment that would challenge me.

  • Mali PetersonWood ’19

    Mali PetersonWood, BA ’19

    Hometown: Sonora, California
    Overseas Program: Australia
    Extracurriculars: Admissions Tour Guide and Lunch Host, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Student Leadership and Service Project Leader, Women’s Soccer, Black Student Union

    One of the most unique gifts Lewis & Clark offers to its students is the opportunity to become a member of more than just one community.

  • Marjorie Pichon BA ’14

    Marjorie Pichon, BA ’14

    Hometown: Seattle, Washington
    Overseas Program: Kenya and Tanzania
    Extracurriculars: SAAB representative, statistics tutor, crew team

    My overseas study is what sparked a sense of responsibility within myself and has continually motivated my career and education.

  • Emma Bossen-Wong ’20

    Emma Ray-Wong, BA ’20

    Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
    Overseas Program: Beijing, spring 2019
    Extracurriculars: Phonathon, Photography Club, Earth Based Spirituality Club

    I love both psychology and studio art so much I couldn’t bear to pick just one, so I decided to double major!

  • Hannah Ring ’19

    Hannah Ring, BA ’19

    Hometown: Ashland, Oregon
    Overseas Program: India and Ireland
    Extracurriculars: Admissions Tour Guide and Lunch Host, Student Leadership Services Volunteer

    I chose Lewis & Clark because after I came to visit it felt like how the word home makes me feel.

  • Serena Saba ’19

    Serena Saba, BA ’19

    Hometown: Dana Point, California
    Extracurriculars: Basketball, Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative, active yogi, behavioral therapist for a man with autism

    I love the ability to be a DIII athlete and focus on academics while still playing the sport I love.

  • Dejour Williams ’19

    Dejour Williams, BA ’19

    Hometown: Austin, Texas
    Extracurriculars: Football

    I came to Lewis & Clark for the outstanding academics and the opportunity to continue playing football.

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