Pronouns: he, him, his, they, them, theirs
Hometown: Munich (area), Germany
Major: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology & International Affairs
Why did you choose Lewis & Clark:
When looking for colleges, I wanted to find a place where I could pursue both my academic and my extracurricular passions in a supportive environment with people who like to think outside of the box. I found that and so much more at Lewis & Clark and its liberal arts curriculum and international and diverse community.
Favorite place to eat in Portland:
I really enjoy getting food with my friends at Thai peacock on 9th avenue. It has almost become a tradition for us to have dinner there before we leave for break
Three random facts about you:
I grew up in the Alps and spent some time living in the Black Forest and so I love being outdoors for hiking, kayaking or cross country skiing.
As my native language is not English, my main motivation for learning this language throughout school was being able to read Harry Potter in the original version.
Ever since I was little, being able to bake great French pastry has been on my bucket list.
What does diversity and inclusion mean to you:
Inclusion to me means creating a space and accessibility to that space to make those voices heard that are usually overlooked. This then allows us as a community to be aware of our diversity and the power that it holds when we as a diverse group of people unite and work together to create a future that benefits all.
What are you listening to/reading right now:
Hozier’s new single “Nina cried power” in which he addresses activism and empowerment through music.
Things you’re involved with on/off campus:
Queer Student Union; Gender minorities in STEM club; Co-facilitator at the Pioneer Success Institute; Ambassador for the Student Alumni Association; International Fair