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Mollee Chenoweth (she/her)
Class Year: 2022
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Extracurriculars: Varsity Volleyball
Grants/Awards: Lewis & Clark Grant and Walker Endowment Grant
What three words would you use to describe L&C?
Academic, beautiful, accepting
What was your favorite class? How did it expand your knowledge?
General Chemistry with Professors Anne Bentley and Casey Jones, and Organic Chemistry with Professors Louis Kuo and Casey Jones. I changed from a biology major to a biochemistry and molecular biology (BCMB) major after taking General Chemistry because I was inspired to pursue chemistry further. Organic Chemistry has fascinated me as to how chemistry affects the human body. It became clear to me that I want to go into the field of pharmacology research.
Who is your mentor on campus? Why do you consider this person your mentor?
All my professors have encouraged me and have provided sincere guidance. All my professors have played an important role in my education, not just academically but also by offering direction and support for life outside academics. Every professor at Lewis & Clark dedicates themselves to more than just your academic success. They provide life advice, work habits, and so much more. Most importantly, all my professors are incredibly passionate about what they teach. This has inspired me to find that same enthusiasm. I want to be as happy as my professors are in my future career.
“All my professors have played an important role in my education, not just academically but also by offering direction and support for life outside academics.”
What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?
This school gives me pride. I like to brag about the focus on academics and how I was accepted to a school that is intellectually challenging. I take pride in the beautiful campus, a campus so unique no other school can compare. I take pride in the athletic community and how it’s an actual community, not just a collection of individual teams playing for the same school. Lastly, I take pride that I go to school in such a cool and diverse city, where I have so many opportunities outside the classroom.
How do you describe the liberal arts?
Expanding your knowledge past what you thought you could learn and be interested in.