My time at Lewis & Clark helped foster my curiosity and desire to learn, and I learned a great deal about effective communication and building connections with people.
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What have you been doing since graduation?
I continued volunteering at my local food pantry and completed another summer working with Professor Louis Kuo through the Rogers Science Research Program. I have also traveled domestically and internationally, primarily to visit museums and historical sites. I currently work as an analyst at an environmental testing lab.
How did Lewis & Clark prepare you for post-college life?
My time at Lewis & Clark helped foster my curiosity and desire to learn, and I learned a great deal about effective communication and building connections with people. With these skills and traits I further developed at school, I can present myself as an employee who is eager to learn and comfortable with asking for help when I need it. I have established a good rapport with my coworkers, which helps build a much more positive and pleasant environment to work in.
Why did you major in mathematics?
I chose to major in math because of its ubiquity and applications to my specific areas of interest, including chemistry and literary analysis. I enjoy problem solving and investigation, and math and chemistry allow me to do both. Additionally, the enthusiasm and kindness of professors in both these departments only further solidified my interest in these subjects.
What would you say is the most important thing you learned at Lewis & Clark?
I learned how to effectively advocate for myself and others, which has already helped me in both my personal and professional lives.
How do you stay connected to Lewis & Clark as an alum?
I am still in touch with some faculty members and friends who still attend Lewis & Clark. I have also attended some music and theatre performances.