Jade Weihz

Jade Weihz BA '23



Degree and Class Year

BA ’23


Phillipsburg, New Jersey


International Affairs


Middle East and North African Studies


Theatre, MENA Symposium Cochair

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

Beautiful, Open, Active

What’s your favorite class? Why?

Religious Fundamentalism with Professor Paul Powers. It’s one of the most intriguing and eye-opening classes I’ve taken. It answers questions, but leaves you with more.

What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?

I ultimately chose Lewis & Clark because I felt that given my interests, the studies L&C has to offer best suited me and would prepare me for life after graduation.

What do you like or find most interesting about your major?

I love the class discussions and debates in international affairs because there are a lot of intelligent, but vastly different, opinions that come up. It’s very rousing and educational.

What do you like or find most interesting about your minor?

The classes are very interdisciplinary in Middle East and North African studies. You take classes from multiple departments from professors who love to teach about the subject.

Tell us about your support systems and social outlets on campus: people, activities, clubs, res halls, etc.

Theatre is my main outlet. I’ve been involved with L&C’s Fir Acres since my first semester, and it’s a very welcoming place to continue my love for theatre without majoring/minoring in it. I’ve done everything from acting, stage crew, and designing lights for a show.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Take a couple different intro classes from multiple departments because you may find an interest you hadn’t thought of before.

Have you been involved with one of our symposia, as an organizer or participant? What was the experience like? How did the event complement your academic experience?

Cochairing the Middle East and North African Studies Symposium has allowed me to highlight my interest in the MENA region and share that with the L&C community. This year’s theme of Art and Social Change focuses on something I care about in MENA studies, and I can’t wait to bring more attention to it through our events.