Bennett Gazor

Lewis & Clark is a unique liberal arts college that encourages individuality.

Bennett Gazor



Degree and Class Year

BA ’25


Tiburon, California




Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation


Varsity Men’s Tennis

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

Unique, Serene, Free

What’s your favorite class? Why?

My favorite class so far has been Radical Political Economics with Associate Professor Eric Tymoigne. This class opened my mind to the different political systems and the views my fellow classmates had on them. My favorite part about this class was the discussion teaching style where we would have certain discussion points and bounce of ideas and teachings off of each other.

What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?

One of the biggest contributing factors of my decision to transfer to Lewis & Clark was the opportunity and balance that was offered by the combination of a liberal arts college and a big city. The other main reason was the tennis program and how everyone in the athletic program, from the athletic director to the sports medicine staff, are there for you every step of the way.

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

With my psychology major I am able to easily link my area of focus with entrepreneurship and sales. It gives me the freedom to explore different areas of business with a liberal arts major.

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

The entrepreneurial leadership and innovation minor provides me with many opportunities outside of Lewis & Clark in many different fields of work. The topics covered in the classes are a great combination of liberal arts and business that pushes me to think outside the box with general concepts.

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

My main support system on campus has been my tennis team and coaches as they provide a strong family-like environment that gives me the opportunity to maximize my individuality here at Lewis & Clark. Outside the tennis team, my social network of athletes and nonathletes stretches all across different groups on campus which helps diversify my relationships and keep a holistic view on social relationships. I am proud to say that I never feel out of place on campus and I always run into a familiar face every time I’m walking around.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Lewis & Clark gives its students freedom to discover many wonderful opportunities on and off campus from student-run events in the Coop to skiing with friends on Mount Hood. It is a unique liberal arts college that encourages individuality.

What have been the biggest challenges you have faced at Lewis & Clark?

The biggest challenge I had was my transition from transferring. When I started at Lewis & Clark my classes were on Zoom for the first three weeks, which inhibited my ability to meet people and be fully welcomed into the community. There was also the thought of regretting my decision to transfer and if this would be the right fit for me. However this struggle and forced independence taught me many valuable lessons and pushed me to grow as an individual. Now I have an amazing group of friends, and I am able to confidently call Lewis & Clark College my home.

Psychology Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation