Audrey Perry

I feel that L&C has really supported my self-discovery and preparation for both my career and my place in future communities.

Audrey Perry BA '25



Degree and Class Year

BA ’25


Lincoln, Nebraska


Sociology/Anthropology, French Studies (double)


LC Dance Company, Student Philanthropy, French Club, Former Resident Advisor

Overseas study

Strasbourg, France

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

My favorite class at the moment is Topics in Medical Anthropology with Assistant Professor With Term Sepideh Bajracharya. The class title is Specters of Intergenerational Suffering and Care. This class has helped me really tune into how to connect my personal, emotional experiences into an academic setting mixed with other learning modalities. I feel encouraged to bring a creative approach to anthropology which has helped me connect the dots of how to use my SOAN major in my future career in the care-work realm.

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. As well as the rainy environment :). As a third year, I feel that L&C has really supported my self-discovery and preparation for both my career and my place in future communities.

How did your financial aid package influence your decision to attend Lewis & Clark?

As for many of my peers, 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. My experience with financial aid inspired me to get involved in Phonathon and Student Philanthropy Council, and has been a big part of my social experience and commitment of time while at L&C.

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.

Sociology and Anthropology French Studies