Lewis & Clark College provided me with the tools to successfully engage with the world around me.
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What three words would you use to describe L&C?
What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?
I chose to attend L&C because I wanted a warm campus environment, while also having the ability to immerse myself in a new city. L&C gave me the perfect opportunity to create community on an isolated, beautiful campus, with the city of Portland still easily accessible to explore.
What have you been doing since graduation?
After graduation, I accepted a Fellowship position with the Texas Hillel Foundation where I oversee all social justice programming and engage Jewish college students through social justice conversations.
How did Lewis & Clark prepare you for your job?
Lewis & Clark College provided me with the tools to successfully engage with the world around me and my well-rounded education has made me a strong communicator.
What would you say is the most important thing you learned at Lewis & Clark?
The most important thing I learned at L&C is how to think critically and how to thoughtfully articulate my thoughts, verbally and in writing.
Why did you major in religious studies?
I majored in religious studies after taking Paul Powers ‘Religion and Violence’ course in the Spring of my first year. This class blew my mind and I was confident the religious studies department was going to teach me how to apply a multitude of frameworks to various complex world issues in preparation to be an intentional and thoughtful member of society.
Why did you minor in gender studies?
I declared my gender studies minor in the second semester of my Sophomore year after returning from my study abroad program in Greece. Portland’s progressive social norms were a culture shock for me and I declared my minor in an effort to learn more about social constructs and how they inform the systems around us.
How do you stay connected to Lewis & Clark as an alum?
I stay connected through social media, email updates and from friends I have who still live in the Portland area. I am also still connected with my professors and coaches.