Helen Cecile Nowatka
L&C taught me how passionate people can be about their given field of study.
Degree and Class Year
Job Title, Organization
What three words would you use to describe L&C?
What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?
Touring the beautiful campus.
What have you been doing since graduation?
I have been working in Washington, D.C., at Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)!
How did Lewis & Clark prepare you for your job?
Lewis & Clark allowed me to have a deep level of involvement in many opportunities, and I’m not sure I would have had the same access at a huge state school.
What would you say is the most important thing you learned at Lewis & Clark?
I learned how passionate people can be about their given field of study.
What was your favorite class? How did it expand your knowledge?
Japan at War with Associate Professor Andy Bernstein. This class is the reason I became an Asian studies major. It was so interesting and Andy’s knowledge and passion about the subject was truly inspiring.
Where did you find your community on campus?
Through the climbing team!
Who was your mentor on campus? Why do you consider this person your mentor?
Assistant Professor Kabir Mansingh Heimsath was my major advisor and someone I looked to for support and guidance. His commitment to his students and their success is amazing and I always knew he would support my academic career.