Akira Abderrahman

Being an athlete at L&C means that you get to be part of this bigger family on campus.



Degree and Class Year

BA ’17


Los Angeles, California


Rhetoric and Media Studies



Overseas study

East Africa

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

Unforgettable, Immersive, Beautiful

What was your favorite class? How did it expand your knowledge?

My favorite class was Argument and Persuasion in Science, taught by Associate Professor Mitch Reyes. I had the opportunity to do research on biologically inspired military robots and the various ways the general public acquiesces to this information.

What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?

I did an overnight visit with some of the members on the baseball team and I instantly felt like I wanted to be a part of their unique community.

Baseball was a big part of your life at Lewis & Clark. What’s it like to be an athlete at L&C?

Being an athlete at L&C means that you get to be part of this bigger family on campus. Regardless of what team you play on, all the student-athletes support one another.

What are your plans after graduation?

I am moving to San Diego where I will be working for the Padres’ professional baseball organization as a representative for the inside sales team!

What’s your favorite spot on campus?

Definitely the lawns of the estate gardens. I spent many sunny afternoons there playing wiffle ball under the flagpole.

How do you manage stress?

Pamplin Sports Center has an amazing weight room and training facility. It was a luxury being able to get in great workouts between classes.

What advice do you have for prospective students?

The single most rewarding thing I did in college was study abroad in East Africa. If you get the opportunity to travel—take it! You would be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t!