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  • Students majoring in sociology and anthropology (SOAN) are members of an enthusiastic intellectual community dedicated to the study of the social and cultural processes that shape our contemporary world. Our students join in the critical investigation of pressing issues of the day: capitalism, migration, tourism, environmental sustainability, religious commitment, violence and suffering, health care, food systems, social injustice, technological innovation, nationalism, and more. Our classes are attuned to how these processes impact the everyday lives of people in Asia, North America, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. First-hand research is at the core of the SOAN experience, with faculty and students working closely together on projects in the classroom, the Portland community, and abroad. Together, we work on developing the thinking tools, research skills, and social ethics that prepare us to understand the world and act in it.

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

  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9453-carolina-ruiz"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,534/72470_carolinaruiz.rev.1527711956.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/9453-carolina-ruiz">Carolina Ruíz</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Gente Latina Unida (GLU), Admissions Overnight Host, International Fair, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME)</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Grants Pass, Oregon</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I knew once I stepped foot on campus I wanted to get involved, make an impact, and do something good for this school!</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9529-thor-retzlaff"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,534/72916_fud_8012.rev.1529103577.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/9529-thor-retzlaff">Thor Retzlaff</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’18</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Football</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Truckee, California</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I like to think of all my peers as a collective community. There is a community that will support any of your interests here.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8321-dennis-kamakana"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/68058_denniskamakana.rev.1505150598.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/8321-dennis-kamakana">Dennis Kamakana</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’18, MA ’20</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Football, Hawai‘i Club, Intern for Specialty Athletic Training</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Magna, Utah</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I like the opportunities that Lewis & Clark has to offer during the four years I’m here, as well as after I graduate and need the support to find a job.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8327-sam-duran"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/68064_samduran.rev.1505152827.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/8327-sam-duran">Sam Duran</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’20</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Swim team, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong></div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> When I saw how much L&C is committed to helping their students succeed, I knew that I wanted to be a student here.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8309-lani-felicitas"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/68033_lanifelicitas.rev.1504910361.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/8309-lani-felicitas">Lani Felicitas</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’18</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies Cochair</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Aiea, Hawai‘i</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I find that whatever event is happening at L&C, critique and reflection is always welcome and there is always room for new ideas.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10571-sabrina-murray"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78757_CAS-0419-SPP-Murray-013.rev.1559686826.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10571-sabrina-murray">Sabrina Murray</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Swim team, Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, Asian Student Union, Mixed LC, Adoptee Club</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> University Place, Washington</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> India fall 2019</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> IME has also given me a community that surrounds me with love and support.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10654-matthew-telles"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78769_CAS-0419-SPP-Telles-005.rev.1559688813.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10654-matthew-telles">Matthew Telles</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Entrepreneurship Club, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME), and Gente Latina Unida (GLU)</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Denver, Colorado</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> South Korea</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I’m achieving my dreams every day because of the lessons that Lewis & Clark has taught me.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9853-madeleine-bentley"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1512,1646/74166_Madeline_Bentley.rev.1535496759.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/9853-madeleine-bentley">Madeleine Bentley</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> Bainbridge Island, Washington</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> The skill that I used most to find and earn my current internship was networking!</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9095-anais-gurrola"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/71532_anaisgurrola.rev.1521567708.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/9095-anais-gurrola">Anaïs Gurrola</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’19</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Spanish Club, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME), Gente Latina Unida (GLU)</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Bellevue, Washington</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Alicante, Spain</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I realized that I bring value to this school, and I want prospective students to know that they belong here.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8310-luz-aguirre"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/68035_luzaguirre.rev.1504910784.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/8310-luz-aguirre">Luz Aguirre</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’17</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement Student Life Intern, Student Academic Affairs Board Hispanic Studies Corepresentative, The Polyglot Journal Editor, Gente Latina Unida</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Guanajuato, Mexico, and French Camp, California</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Valparaiso, Chile</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I think every class I took here at L&C was challenging, empowering, and allowed me to really engage academically.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10670-jillian-jin"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78743_CAS-0419-SPP-Jin-006.rev.1559685259.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10670-jillian-jin">Jillian Jin</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Basketball, Pre-Law Club (cochair)</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Renton, Washington</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I liked the idea of being able to develop a connection with my professors while knowing the majority of my classmates. On top of that, the campus is beautiful!</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8328-zayla-asquith-heinz"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/74946_PEO-B-0417-0362.rev.1539033331.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/8328-zayla-asquith-heinz">Zayla Asquith-Heinz</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’19</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> College Outdoors (Hike With a Professor creator)</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Haines, Alaska</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> That moment of passionate teaching and engaged, curious conversation set the tone of the entire trip.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
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