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:

  • 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.