Zoe Brouwer

Lewis & Clark has also continued to support me as an alum, and I can rely on the college for key resources. 

Zoe Brouwer BA '22


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Degree and Class Year

BA ’22


Corvallis, Montana

Current City

Portland, Oregon




Capella Nova

Job Title, Organization

Hospitality Sales Associate, Rex Hill Winery

Continuing Studies

Institute of Contemporary Performance ’22-’23

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

Vibrant, Versatile, Verdant

What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?

I’ve always loved the Pacific Northwest and knew I wanted to go to school here. I appreciated that the campus was tucked away in the woods and the city was just a short ride away, best of both worlds. Also, I visited on the worst of days in terms of rainy weather, yet I felt such a beautiful warmth from the community.

What have you been doing since graduation?

I knew I wanted to continue my theatre education and was presented with the amazing opportunity of Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble’s Institute of Contemporary Performance! I have recently finished the 10-months of training where I was given the space to create a copious amount of work! We concluded the program with a dense festival and I premiered two original pieces! I also started working in wine country shortly after graduating. In less than a year, with their encouragement and education, I went from hosting to leading wine tastings!

How did Lewis & Clark prepare you for your job?

I took a wide variety of classes and almost all of them educated me on how to give an informative presentation and now it’s my job to give fun little lectures about various wines.

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

The most valuable lesson I learned at Lewis & Clark was that you need to be your biggest advocate and cheerleader. Even if you have everyone in the world supporting you, you won’t be successful until you learn to stand up for yourself and communicate your needs.

Why did you major in theatre?

I majored in theatre performance because it was my calling! I didn’t accept it for a while, but it’s the truth! Rebecca Lingafelter, my professor and mentor, encouraged me to dive into my passion and revealed that a career as an artist is possible for me!

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

I adore visiting my old department for the various shows they put on, there is always something to see! The college has also continued to support me and I can rely on them for key resources.