Lucia Sheridan

Lucia, smiling and standing in front of JR Howard Hall, wearing a green and white polka dotted top with a black skirt.



Degree and Class Year

BA ’23


Saugatuck, Michigan


Psychology and German Studies (double)


Art and Art History


Feminist Student Union (FSU), German Club

Overseas study

Munich, Germany

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

Rigorous, Supportive, Engaging

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

My favorite class I have taken so far has been Key Monuments with Associate Professor Benjamin David. Ben brought new and remarkable perspectives to Western art history that I had yet to experience. His kindness and caring for students is clear, and he emulates a well-rounded approach to knowledge in his lectures and assignments. 10/10, would recommend!

Social Psychology with Associate Professor Diana Leonard was also a really transformational course for me. I knew I was invested in being a psych major when I enrolled in the class, but learning with Diana solidified my passions within psychology and outlined much of the direction I wanted to pursue. Diana is an incredibly kind and a wonderful teacher!

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

My mentor on campus is Associate Professor Therese Augst. Not only is she a wonderful and gifted educator, but she is also supportive and kind in all matters of life. She gives great advice, and is always available as a resource to her students. Therese has advocated for me as a student and has more than once been willing to speak on my behalf. Most importantly, I see her as a life-long friend.

What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?

The intimate class sizes, being near the city, and the study abroad opportunities!

How do you describe the liberal arts?

All-inclusive, interactive, and discussion-based learning.

Where do you find community on campus?

I found my community through my Living-Learning Community in Manzanita Hall and through my New Student Trip. I have also made strong connections through my classes and extracurriculars.

If you went on a New Student Trip with College Outdoors, how did it shape your experience as an incoming student?

It was a great starting point for making friends, exploring my interests, and learning about L&C before we arrived on campus. It also released the stress of entering a completely new environment.

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 will participate in the yearlong Munich, Germany, overseas program starting August 2021. Studying abroad is a requirement for my German studies major, but the Munich program is actually one of the reasons I chose to come to L&C!

Did you know what you wanted to major in when you came to L&C? Did that change once you got here? When did you declare your major?

I applied to LC because of the Munich program. I’ve known for some time that I wanted to double major in German and another subject, and L&C allowed me to have the most immersive experience abroad while providing an excellent on-campus department.

Why did you want to go to a liberal arts college? Did you consider other types of schools?

I considered many types of school when I was applying. I ultimately chose liberal arts because it supported and encouraged my desire to pursue three incredibly different academic disciplines.

What do you hope to do with your degree?

I have just applied to be a Fulbright scholar. If accepted, I will spend a year abroad teaching English. After Fulbright, I hope to pursue grad school to become a speech language pathologist. With this qualification I hope to be a speech therapist for children and adolescents with speech impediments.

German Studies Psychology Art History