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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Chrys Hutchings

Associate Director, Adjunct Professor

Chrys is a recovering attorney who now uses her advocacy skills to connect employers and entrepreneurs to talented and passionate Lewis & Clark students.

As part of her mission to connect the liberal arts to problem solving in the workplace, Chrys engages professionals to speak directly with students about career path, industry trends and entrepreneurship via Lunch with a Leader, Winterim, workshops and evening events.

Based on their interests, she connects students to resources on and off-campus including venture competitions, networking and informational interviews. 

Prior to coming to the Bates Center, she worked in the Career Center as the Employer Relations Coordinator, where she executed much of the Bates Center programming and resurrected the on-campus Career Fair.

She graduated from Smith College and Boston University School of Law, after which she practiced medical malpractice and insurance defense litigation in California. She moved with her family to Portland 15 years ago and is an unapologetic snob about Massachusetts pizza.