After Lewis & Clark

Religious studies provides students with the flexible skills needed in today’s dynamic job market, including critical thinking, sensitivity to diverse backgrounds and ways of seeing the world, and effective communication in an array of mediums. Here are just a few examples of the paths our students have taken:

  • Julia Neely ’21 moved to Japan to teach English while working on studying and writing up applications for law school.
  • Hannah Rose Jay BA ’20, MA ’22 served with AmeriCorps’ College Possible program for a year before returning to Lewis & Clark to earn her master’s degree in student affairs administration at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling. 
  • Hannah Ronnigen ’20 is currently working as an educational assistant at Kellogg Middle School in Portland, Oregon.
  • Kaitlin Hall ’19 earned her MS in criminology degree with a certificate in crime analysis in June of 2021. Afterward that, she has been working in intellectual property law as both a legal assistant and docketing clerk, and eventually wants to earn a PhD.
  • Hannah Brown ’14 earned a master’s of natural resource stewardship from Colorado State University and now works for the National Parks Service.
  • Lonnie Kleinman ’13 enrolled at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College to become one of America’s few female rabbis.
  • David Norse-Thomas ’08 was named 2018 Outstanding Young Alumnus at the L&C Alumni Honors Banquet. After studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, David began working as a couples and family therapist in Philadelphia and helps run a faith and doubt spirituality group for LGBTQ+ young people at Broad Street Ministry.
  • Emily McCartan ’07 won the Rena Rate Award, Lewis & Clark’s highest academic honor. After graduating with departmental honors, she worked as a point person for the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration. She is now program coordinator for Nisqually River Foundation, a nonprofit in the Puget Sound area.