Aaron Fobort

I think of the liberal arts as a disciplined framework to use to evaluate and study life, interactions with others, politics, policies, etc.

Aaron Fobort

Pronouns

he/him

Degree and Class Year

BA ’02

Current City

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Major

International Affairs

Minor

Political Economy

Extracurriculars

Capella Nova, The Meridian journal, International Affairs Symposium

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

Compassionate, Thoughtful, Aware

What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?

I wanted to attend a small liberal arts college as far away from home as possible where I would be inspired by my fellow classmates and faculty.

How do you describe the liberal arts?

I think of the liberal arts as a disciplined framework to use to evaluate and study life, interactions with others, politics, policies, etc.

How did you select your major?

I started off in biology but also took classes that my friends found enjoyable and my major found me!

How did Lewis & Clark prepare you for your career?

Intense classes in international affairs theory built a foundation that I use to this day in understanding how to interact with others in the corporate world. In reality, corporate politics are a lot like international politics.

What would you say is the most important thing you learned at Lewis & Clark?

To be open to opportunities as they present themselves.

 

How do you encourage other alumni to give back to the college?

I try to lead by example and, when possible, ask fellow alumni to tell me about their experiences at L&C. Great memories inspire wonderful volunteers and donors.