The Admissions Fellows at Lewis & Clark College are highly dedicated and involved students that serve a professional role within the admissions process. Their leadership responsibilities include interviewing prospective students, supervising student ambassadors, coordinating campus visits, and planning open houses and events. The Fellows are eager to share their L&C experiences with you!

Reach out to our Admissions Fellows via email: fellows@lclark.edu



Abri Boyd ’23 (she/her)

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Major: Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Why I chose Lewis & Clark: As a prospective student I knew I wanted to be at a small liberal arts school, but didn’t want to be limited in academic options. I also wanted and valued a sense of community in college. After touring Lewis & Clark my junior year of high school, I knew that I wanted to call this school my home. Lewis & Clark embodies a well rounded and student centered college experience.

Favorite spot on campus: I love the back of the manor house lawn. It is a stunning place to eat, hang with friends, play frisbee, and do homework. Similarly “South Campus” (the graduate school campus) is a great place to pick berries and watch the sunset with your friends.

Favorite spot in Portland: The Sellwood neighborhood is my go to! Many upperclassmen live there and it is about a 10 minute drive from campus. I always run into Lewis & Clark friends while grabbing a coffee or thrifting.

Three random facts about Abri:

  1. I was in a professional children’s choir and toured with the ensemble to Italy, Australia, and Japan.

  2. I designed and helped paint the green house mural on campus by the Forest residence halls.

  3. Campus always has a lot of dogs and I try to say hi to as many of them as I can.


Alexander Chapelle ’24 (he/him)

Hometown: Brussels, Belgium

Major: Environmental Studies & Political Science

Minor: Earth System Sciences

Why I chose Lewis & Clark: When I was looking at schools, my visit to campus was interrupted by the first wave of COVID infections. Because of the unfortunate circumstances, I made the most of the virtual visits and looked at the information provided to me by Lewis & Clark. Eventually, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with a professor in the Political Science department, who made me feel as if LC would be the best place to pursue my academic interests.

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite place on campus is Watzek Library. I usually go in the morning when it is nice and quiet, and it’s a good time to get a lot of my work done. Within the library, I enjoy the quiet section in the back because the windows provide an excellent view of the estate garden, which is nice to look at and take a break every once in a while.

Favorite spot in Portland: When I go off campus, I spend quite a bit of time at the Washington Square mall. There are plenty of stores to spend time in, and the variety of food is also great.

Three random facts about Alexander:

  1. I have a decent collection of floral shirts.
  2. I helped plan for the Environmental Symposium for the fall semester of 2021.
  3. I am super involved in student government! I am the current Chief Justice, but I am also on several committees.

Jaelen Hodges ’23 (she/her)

Hometown: Eugene, OR

Major: Psychology

Minor: Health Studies and Neuroscience

Why I chose Lewis & Clark: In the wise words of Hannah Montana it has “the best of both worlds.” I love that we are a short walk away from Tryon Creek State Park, we have access to the Willamette river, and our College Outdoors club runs so many trips to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest. At the same time, we are a short hop from downtown Portland with all the great food carts, concerts, and sporting events.

Favorite spot on campus: The benches next to Fields that look into the gardens are the best! They are super close to all the academic buildings, but are tucked away enough to be quiet if you want to read or study outside on a nice day.

Favorite spot in Portland: In a boat on the Willamette River.

Three random facts about Jaelen:

  1. I can solve a Rubik’s cube in under a minute.
  2. I am a coxswain on the LC women’s crew team, so I am the short person that sits in the front of the boat and yells.
  3. I volunteer at OMSI (the science museum for children) as a Solutions Specialist in the Chemistry Lab.


Haley Rovner ’23 (she/her)

Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Entrepreneurial Leadership & Innovation

Why I chose Lewis & Clark: Ever since meeting with the admissions staff and visiting campus during my own college search, I knew Lewis & Clark felt like home. I love the community of this campus and the friendly atmosphere among students. What really set L&C apart for me, however, were the strong STEM academics. I love that I can study in a rigorous Computer Science program while receiving the benefits of a Liberal Arts education and small class sizes which makes it much easier to work through material one-on-one with professors. I also think it’s an easy place to find a balance between your academic life and work/extracurricular life.

Favorite spot on campus: I love walking on the trails underneath the bridge.

Favorite spot in Portland: Council Crest Park!

Three random facts about Haley:

  1. I grew up performing as a Hula Hoop Dancer in the circus and have been involved in fire hooping with Fire Arts Club at L&C
  2. I’m on the board of a computing club called the ACM and organize peer tutoring and events around campus
  3. I also have worked in the Digital Initiatives office and you may have seen some websites I’ve made around the college!


Fiona Salbato ’24 (she/her) 

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Major: Environmental Studies 

Minor: Theatre

Why I chose Lewis & Clark: Lewis & Clark checked all my boxes. It’s close to a major city, has a beautiful campus, and is relatively small, which allows students to get involved and connected in ways that they might not be able to at a larger institution. Not to mention, its proximity to the outdoors is unmatched both in its location and the opportunities it makes available to students. The school felt like a space that fosters creativity and community in a way that really resonated with me and where I could see myself thriving.

Favorite spot on campus: Anywhere in the estate gardens! It’s the best spot to picnic, study, play frisbee and enjoy the sun on a clear day. I’m especially fond of the goldfish fountain and frequently sit there between classes to eat a snack and catch up with my friends!

Favorite spot in Portland: The Rimsky-Korsakoffee House! As much as I love all the outdoor space around the city, this night cafe (!!!) is too cool not to mention! Live music, a funky atmosphere, and a pot of tea, what more could you want?

Three random facts about Fiona:

  1. I joined the crew team having never done a sport in my life and I’ve loved every minute of it.
  2. When I was 8, I helped to make the ownership of chickens legal in my city.
  3. During the summer I work at a summer camp where the counselors must have ‘camp names’ and I named myself  Manzi(short for Manzanita) after the tree and the residence hall.


Alex Wally ’23 (she/her)

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Major: Psychology

Study Abroad: England Humanities 2022

Why I chose Lewis & Clark: Before admitting to Lewis and Clark, I was looking for a small liberal arts college, with many opportunities to find my interests. During my first year here, I was a Sociology major then declared as Psychology at the end of my sophomore year. I also found that I enjoy taking math classes through my time here. I have been able to take many cool and different classes here which has been awesome. I also love the beautiful campus and the close proximity to Portland, the coast and Mt. Hood.

Favorite spot on campus: The big lawn in the Estate Gardens, or Scampus (South Campus)

Favorite spot in Portland: Hillsdale Food Carts (specifically Sushi Lover PDX)

Three random facts about Alex:

  1. I have a fish tattoo and his name is David
  2. I know how to ride a unicycle (even the tall ones)
  3. I will be in London for the 2022 fall semester!


Hanna Wright ’23 (she/her)

Hometown: Montrose, CA

Major: Psychology

Minor: Neuroscience

Study Abroad: Ireland Social Sciences 2023

Why I chose Lewis & Clark: A campus within the trees and a small community with an endless amount of support was exactly what I desired in a college, and that’s just what I found at LC. From the moment I stepped onto campus I felt a connection with the people and enjoyed the general vibe of the campus community. I really appreciate the ability to connect with my professors and the collaboration that small class sizes provide. Plus, Portland is pretty awesome.

Favorite spot on campus: Quite a tie between the curved benches tucked away next to the Dovecote or the Graduate Campus (“scampus” or “South Campus”) lawn under the cherry blossom tree. Both spots bring me peace and are wonderful on sunny days.

Favorite spot in Portland: I’m indecisive, but the sunsets at Council Crest Park are absolutely insane. I also enjoy evening walks at Sellwood Riverfront Park when the little beach is out. It has a great view of the city lights and I love skipping rocks on the shoreline.

Three random facts about Hanna:

  1. I am super into film and astrophotography

  2. My first concert was when I was 9 years old: Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)’s “The Wall”

  3. I played softball in the Netherlands my junior year of high school

For a look back in time, check out the Fellows and Interns from the past.