Aubrey Roché

Aubrey, smiling and wearing a black long-sleeved top, standing in the courtyard of Albany Quadrangle on a sunny day.



Degree and Class Year

BA ’23


Beaverton, Oregon




French studies


Pioneer Log editor and contributor, Admissions Tour Guide, New Student Orientation leader

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

Vibrant, Compassionate, Engaging

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

So far, my favorite class has been Major Figures: James Joyce with Professor of English Rishona Zimring. I have always loved the Modernist era of literature and was interested in reading Joyce’s Ulysses, so I figured that taking this class would be the perfect opportunity to explore both. Ulysses is definitely a challenging text to read, but discussing it in class alongside Rishona’s wealth of knowledge about it and Joyce made it understandable and enjoyable. I love being able to go so in-depth with one text.

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

I am always learning from my coeditors at The Mossy Log. I have learned so much about journalism ethics, design, editing, communication, and collaboration since joining the editorial board. Being able to work with such an amazing group of people has helped me grow as a person and a peer.

What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?

Lewis & Clark seemed like the perfect place for me: a school serious about academics, a small but passionate community, and not too far from home. Plus, I love how the campus is full of trees!

How do you describe the liberal arts?

The liberal arts allow you to flourish in what you know best, while also helping you to explore new disciplines and take on challenges outside of your comfort zone.

Where do you find community on campus?

Attending school during the pandemic has made finding community difficult, but not impossible. I have a small group of friends I’m able to see often, which helps everything to feel a bit more normal. 

Which residence halls have you lived in? How would you describe the hall’s personality? What is/was the best thing about living on campus?

My first and sophomore years, I lived in Odell Hall. It is a calm, chill community where people are always friendly. My favorite parts about living in Odell are being so close to Templeton Campus Center and the large rooms with big windows. My favorite thing about living on campus is being able to spend time with the friends I’ve made in the dorms.

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 have applied to study abroad in Strasbourg, France. I chose a language-intensive program based on my experience studying French, and I chose Strasbourg due to the appeal of living and learning in a smaller community—just like L&C!

Did you choose to do all-remote learning or hybrid learning this academic year? How did you make your choice?

I chose all-remote learning for fall 2020 and moved on campus for hybrid learning in spring 2021. I initially made the choice to stay home and prioritize my safety during the first semester full of unknowns, but chose to move back to campus once I was able to see how successful L&C was at hybrid learning and working to keep students safe.

How did you decide on a major?

My whole life, I have loved to read and write. While I was thinking about different majors, I considered some other options, but I always came back to English. It just seemed to make sense.