The school’s balance of being academically rigorous but having a very supportive and collaborative environment drew me to L&C.
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What three words would you use to describe L&C?
What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?
The school’s balance of being academically rigorous but having a very supportive and collaborative environment drew me to L&C. I wanted to be challenged but didn’t want a competitive atmosphere. The beauty of campus and its proximity to downtown Portland is obviously a huge draw! Being recruited to play Division III athletics was also very appealing. The ability to play collegiate sports in a setting where academics were prioritized was something I was looking for.
What have you been doing since graduation?
I started working in sales for OrangeTheory Fitness, and after a year I am now the assistant manager!
How did Lewis & Clark prepare you for your job?
Connections I made with alumni from L&C is how I was introduced to the company I work for. The skills I learned at L&C surrounding collaboration definitely helped me prepare for the working world.
Why did you major in History?
I came into undergrad liking History, but it was the professors who sealed the deal for my choice in major. Every professor I had showed excitement for the topic and challenged me while also making me feel supported.
Why did you minor in Art/Art History?
Art is my primary hobby so I was excited at the opportunity to practice and expand my knowledge.
How do you stay connected to Lewis & Clark as an alum?
I love going to sporting events at L&C, it definitely keeps me connected to the school as an alum!
What was your favorite class? How did it expand your knowledge?
My favorite class was my Reading Colloquium on the History of American Capitalism with Professor Nancy Gallman. Not only was the topic and our different readings very interesting, the best part was the group conversation. Everyone being engaged and passionate about the conversation and the class being small and intimate made the discussions all the more stimulating.
Where did you find your community on campus?
I found my community on campus in the athletic department. The athletic community is very tightknit and is where I found my closest friends.