Liv Parks

Liv Parks

Program Manager for Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

Pronouns: they, them, theirs

M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education from Missouri State University;
BA Theatre Arts (emphasis in design) & minor in Ethical Leadership from Missouri State University

Hometown: St. Charles, Missouri

Why did you choose Lewis & Clark: It feels meant-to-be to join this beautiful campus and welcoming community! I chose Lewis & Clark because of the genuineness of the staff, the dedication and care of the student leaders, and the incredible chance to live in a city I love, near family.

Favorite place to eat in Portland: Malka!

Three random facts about you:

  1. I had a pet tarantula for over ten years named Harry.
  2. My birthday is December 26 and I am a Capricorn sun, Taurus moon, and Leo rising.
  3. I am obsessed with sparkling water and plants! My favorite flavor of sparkling water is Peach-Pear and my favorite plant is my String of Hearts.

What does diversity and inclusion mean to you: When I think about diversity and inclusion, I think of intentionality, resilience, and a commitment to growth. To uphold a campus culture centering diversity and inclusion, we must be critical of our every word, priority, and action, as a collective and as individuals. We must assess the virtual and physical spaces we create, as well as the space we take up, and we must do this continuously. I believe to be truly dedicated to diversity and inclusion, our collective and individual pursuits of education and growth can never end, for that is the moment we have given up.

What are you listening to/reading right now: Listening to music is one of my most favorite hobbies! Top artists I currently have on repeat include Tame Impala, Lady Gaga, Rina Sawayama, Gus Dapperton, and Orville Peck. I am also reading Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman.