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Sociology and Anthropology

What’s It Like?

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.

  • Luz Aguirre

    Luz Aguirre, BA ’17

    Hometown: Guanajuato, Mexico, and French Camp, California
    Overseas Program: Valparaiso, Chile
    Extracurriculars: Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement Student Life Intern, Student Academic Affairs Board Hispanic Studies Corepresentative, The Polyglot Journal Editor, Gente Latina Unida

    I think every class I took here at L&C was challenging, empowering, and allowed me to really engage academically.

  • Zayla Asquith-Heinz ’19

    Zayla Asquith-Heinz, BA ’19

    Hometown: Haines, Alaska
    Extracurriculars: College Outdoors (Hike With a Professor creator)

    That moment of passionate teaching and engaged, curious conversation set the tone of the entire trip.

  • Madeline Bentley ’19

    Madeleine Bentley, BA ’19

    Hometown: Bainbridge Island, Washington

    The skill that I used most to find and earn my current internship was networking!

  • Sam Duran ’20

    Sam Duran, BA ’20

    Extracurriculars: Swim team, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

    When I saw how much L&C is committed to helping their students succeed, I knew that I wanted to be a student here.

  • Lani Felicitas ’18

    Lani Felicitas, BA ’18

    Hometown: Aiea, Hawai‘i
    Extracurriculars: Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies Cochair

    I find that whatever event is happening at L&C, critique and reflection is always welcome and there is always room for new ideas.

  • Anaïs Gurrola ’19

    Anaïs Gurrola, BA ’19

    Hometown: Bellevue, Washington
    Overseas Program: Alicante, Spain
    Extracurriculars: Spanish Club, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME), Gente Latina Unida (GLU)

    I realized that I bring value to this school, and I want prospective students to know that they belong here.

  • Jillian “Jilly” Jin BA ’21

    Jillian Jin, BA ’21

    Hometown: Renton, Washington
    Extracurriculars: Basketball, Pre-Law Club (cochair)

    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!

  • Dennis Kamakana ’18

    Dennis Kamakana, BA ’18, MA ’20

    Hometown: Magna, Utah
    Extracurriculars: Football, Hawai‘i Club, Intern for Specialty Athletic Training

    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.

  • Sabrina Murray BA ’21

    Sabrina Murray, BA ’21

    Hometown: University Place, Washington
    Overseas Program: India fall 2019
    Extracurriculars: Swim team, Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, Asian Student Union, Mixed LC, Adoptee Club

    IME has also given me a community that surrounds me with love and support.

  • Thor Retzlaff ’18

    Thor Retzlaff, BA ’18

    Hometown: Truckee, California
    Extracurriculars: Football

    I like to think of all my peers as a collective community. There is a community that will support any of your interests here.

  • Carolina Ruíz ’21

    Carolina Ruíz, BA ’21

    Hometown: Grants Pass, Oregon
    Extracurriculars: Gente Latina Unida (GLU), Admissions Overnight Host, International Fair, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME)

    I knew once I stepped foot on campus I wanted to get involved, make an impact, and do something good for this school!

  • Matthew Telles BA ’21

    Matthew Telles, BA ’21

    Hometown: Denver, Colorado
    Overseas Program: South Korea
    Extracurriculars: Entrepreneurship Club, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME), and Gente Latina Unida (GLU)

    I’m achieving my dreams every day because of the lessons that Lewis & Clark has taught me.

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