KJ MoChroi

The math and computer science department at LC is one of the best communities I have ever been a part of.

KJ MoChroi BA '18



Degree and Class Year

BA ’18

Current City

Beaverton, Oregon


Mathematics and Physics


Math Club

Continuing Studies

Masters of Science in Data Science, Bellevue University

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

Community, Collaboration, Growth

What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?

The location and the campus were stunning.

What have you been doing since graduation?

I am a graduate student studying data science.

How did Lewis & Clark prepare you for post-college life?

Lewis & Clark was excellent preparation for graduate school. My teachers from LC continue to provide mentorship and support through my graduate school journey.

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

The most important thing I learned at LC was how to collaborate productively with people I wouldn’t normally choose to work with.

Why did you major in Math and Physics?

I majored in math and physics because I considered them the most intellectually challenging for me, and I’m always looking for a challenge.

How do you stay connected to Lewis & Clark as an alum?

I have had the incredible opportunity to teach a couple courses as an adjunct instructor at LC since graduation. I have been able to provide mentoring and guidance to students there just as I received myself as a student.

Where did you find your community on campus?

The math and computer science department at LC is one of the best communities I have ever been a part of. They have a study room for students to connect with staff, and they make an effort to include all of the students in department events.

Who was your mentor on campus? Why do you consider this person your mentor?

My mentor was Professor of Math Paul T. Allen. I had the opportunity to do summer research with him through the Rogers summer research program. But more than that, Paul has given me fantastic guidance for navigating the mathematical world, graduate school, finding a job, and more. I will forever be grateful to have met and worked with him.