Degree and Class Year
What’s your favorite class? How has it expanded your knowledge?
My favorite so far is Ethnographic Research Methods with Assistant Professor Kim Cameron-Dominguez. As a required class for the sociology and anthropology major, it gave me the opportunity to strengthen my research skills before working to write my thesis. With guidance from Cameron-Dominguez, I wrote an interview-based ethnography on queer space and levels of belonging on Lewis & Clark’s campus. It helped me build confidence in my writing abilities and general research initiative as an undergraduate student.
What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?
I was drawn to Lewis & Clark by the small, intimate environment paired with the liberal arts approach to academics. I also wanted a school that is really supportive and aware of students’ needs for expanding their own interests and initiatives.
How did your financial aid package influence your decision to attend Lewis & Clark?
Financial aid essentially determined my enrollment here. I wouldn’t have been able to attend school outside of my own state without federal and Lewis & Clark aid. The aid I’ve received has even made it possible for me to study abroad in Strasbourg, France, next year.
What do you think the value of a liberal arts education is?
Having a liberal arts education allows the opportunity for students to be curious about many different possibilities for their own future by building in class space for subjects outside of your intended major. The effect is not only a potentially multi-faceted career, for example my interests in both SOAN and French, but also stronger skills in communication and the ability to consider multiple perspectives.