Carlos García Morán

L&C’s computer science major provides the opportunity for me to put theory into practice by working on fundamental programming problems.

Carlos, smiling, while wearing a brown t-shirt and leaning against a concrete ledge.

Pronouns

he/him

Degree and Class Year

BA ’24

Hometown

Madrid, Spain

Major

Computer Science

Minor

Philosophy

Extracurriculars

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Chess Club

What three words would you use to describe L&C?

Engaging, Beautiful, Caring

What’s your favorite class? How has it expanded your knowledge?

Operating Systems with Computer Science Lecturer Alain Kägi. This class taught me the building blocks of computers, and showed me the assumptions I had about operating systems. I was able to put theory into practice by working on fundamental programming problems.

Who is your mentor on campus? Why do you consider this person your mentor?

Professor of Computer Science Jens Mache from the mathematical sciences department. From day one, he helped me settle in and make the most of my first year.

What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?

The crucial factors that brought me here were the fact that Lewis & Clark is a small liberal arts college and that it has a wonderful connection to nature.

How do you describe the liberal arts?

A learning model encouraging diversity and a well-rounded preparation, in which students explore various academic areas while focusing on one or multiple fields.

Where do you find community on campus?

I like to spend time with other United World College graduates, as well as with other members of the chess club.

If you have studied or will study overseas while at Lewis & Clark, how did you choose your program? What did your overseas study add to your L&C experience so far?

I would love to go on one of the programs in South America (Ecuador or Chile) or India.

How do you manage stress?

I like to write down all that I need to do for the day. Then I start with the easiest or most straightforward task and work on it until I have it done. Whenever I lose focus, I take a quick break to stretch and then get back to my list. As cliché as it may sound, going out for a run or working out helps a lot as well.