Sean Richardson

Sean Richardson '20



Degree and Class Year

BA ’20


Portland, Oregon


Computer Science and Mathematics, Physics (double)


Cross Country, Track and Field

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

Accepting, Home, Wet

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

I most enjoyed my very first math class here at Professor Iva Stavrov, Multivariable Calculus. While I enjoyed the mathematical content of the course, what made this course my favorite was the challenge to think about mathematics visually.

What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?

In looking for a college, I knew that I preferred stay in the Pacific Northwest, that I wanted to run for my college, and that I wanted a fairly small school. I looked into and visited many schools that fit this criteria. It just so happened that the school I liked the most was the one just three miles from my house, Lewis & Clark.

How do you balance academics and athletics?

Being on the cross country and track teams, it is true that running takes up a lot of my time. But on the other hand, running can be used as a great way to clear my head and relieve myself of stress that has built up. I find that running can be used as a tool that provides a necessary break so that I am more efficient in the time I do have to do my academic work.