Nadav Ben-David

My advice is to remember to look around and appreciate the beauty of the campus.

Nadav Ben-David BA '25



Degree and Class Year

BA ’25


Sunnyvale, California




Middle East and North African Studies


Music Department Photographer, Videographer for Office of Communications, Painting

Overseas study


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

Unique, Niche, Beautiful

What’s your favorite class? Why?

My favorite class that I have taken so far would have to be Nonfiction Writing with Professor Pauls Toutonghi. I had never taken a writing class before and I didn’t know what to expect. But I was just really amazed at how impactful and profound the experience of being in a small class with individual attention from a professor with such applicable and professional experience could be.

What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?

I thought it looked really gorgeous and I thought it was a really good school.

What do you like or find most interesting about your major?

Delving into the intricacies of human behavior and societal dynamics through psychology is what truly captivates me. The unraveling of the subtle mechanisms that govern our thoughts and actions is endlessly fascinating. Currently, I find myself engrossed in a captivating course that delves into the intricate relationship between the brain and drugs.

What do you like or find most interesting about your minor?

The MENA region holds a profound allure for me, not only due to its diversity and complexity but also because of my personal connection to it through family ties. Exploring the MENA region through academic study allows me to deepen my understanding of my heritage and cultural background.

Tell us about your support systems and social outlets on campus: people, activities, clubs, res halls, etc.

My support network primarily consists of my cherished friendships, the opportunities provided by my various roles on campus, the unwavering support of my family, and the resilience I foster within myself.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Remember to look around and appreciate the beauty of the campus.

Have you been involved with one of our symposia, as an organizer or participant? What was the experience like? How did the event complement your academic experience?

I participated in the MENA Symposium as a cochair, an experience that broadened my perspective on the intricate workings of our world. Engaging with diverse viewpoints and insights offered a valuable complement to my academic journey, enriching my understanding of global dynamics.

Psychology Middle East and North African Studies