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!
Mackenzie R. Bath
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Why did you choose L&C? L&C felt like home to me the moment I stepped on campus. Everyone I talked to was the kind of person I wanted to surround myself with, and I knew that I could become the best version of myself here.
Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot on campus is the spiral staircase by the theater. It leads to the tech booth where I spend a lot of my time and it overlooks the L&C forest. It’s a calm and dry spot to think, read, and enjoy my free time.
Favorite spot in Portland: Powell’s Books, the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world. I could spend an entire day there.
Three random facts about Mackenzie:
- I have two tattoos that are inspired by books.
- I love to sing, especially musicals - my favorite musical is Heathers.
- I was on a game show with my mom and brother when I was 12.
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Major: International Affairs
Why did you choose L&C? I immediately felt at home on the L&C campus, and was especially attracted to the small class sizes, proximity to Portland, and the wonderful international affairs department!
Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot is the Dovecote, the coffee shop on the academic side of campus. It’s a great place to study, hang out, and drink really delicious coffee!
Favorite spot in Portland: My favorite place is Hawthorne, a really cool spot in SE Portland. It has a bunch of great thrift shops, coffee shops, and restaurants! And so many good dogs!
Three random facts about Emily:
- I spent spring semester of my junior year studying abroad in Morocco!
- I really love Taco Bell.
- I’ve done Model United Nations for seven years!
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Why I chose Lewis & Clark: I always desired to go to a liberal arts college with a small community. I found Lewis & Clark’s campus and community welcoming and mesmerizing compared to other colleges I visited. In addition, Portland has a special place in my heart because it was my first location in the United States after moving from Ethiopia in 2012.
Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spots on campus are Griswold Stadium, the reflecting pool and open green areas between Templeton and the Frank Manor House. When I want to relax and relieve myself of stress, I go to Griswold stadium and play soccer with friends.
Favorite spot in Portland: I love the food carts in downtown Portland, China Town, and Pioneer Square.
- I am the first one from my family to attend college.
- I know how to screen print.
- I am training myself in SEO (search engine optimization).
Hometown: Foster City, CA
Minor: Mathematics, Middle East and North Africa Studies
Why I chose Lewis & Clark: I chose L&C because of its strong study abroad program, small classes, beautiful campus, and financial aid support. L&C has allowed me to try new things during every semester and feel supported in every new opportunity I take on.
Favorite spot on campus: The quiet section of the Watzek Library. There is an amazing room in the back filled with journals and magazines. I love spreading out when I work on an essay in front of the fireplace or looking out through the wall of windows next to the estate gardens.
Favorite spot in Portland: My favorite place is in any sushi train restaurant in Portland (e.g. Sushiland!)
- I was born in Israel.
- I traveled with my fellow Fellow, Emily Cornett, to Morocco spring semester of my third year.
- I play women’s rugby.
Hannah Ruby Ring
Hometown: Ashland, OR
Why did you choose L&C? I had heard about Lewis & Clark since I was a freshman in high school. When I visited the campus, I fell in love, but I had this big idea that I needed to move across the country for college (or at least out of my home state). I started looking for a school like L&C somewhere further away, but after searching long and hard, I realized I was being silly. In the end, I chose L&C because when I closed my eyes and imagined myself “in college”, I only saw myself on Lewis & Clark’s campus.
Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot on campus is, and always will be, the large bridge that crosses the ravine between the academic and residential sides of campus. My freshman year, I got to walk over the bridge every day before class and it always made me feel like I was going on a fairy tale adventure.
Favorite spot in Portland: My favorite spots in Portland tend to revolve around either food, tea, or nature. Tea Chai Te is probably my favorite study spot. The Tea Bar has some incredible boba. Luc Lac is the very best Vietnamese food around (and it’s open until 2am!) And nothing beats the Columbia Gorge for some incredible hiking.
Three random facts about Hannah:
1. I have studied aerial dance for over 7 years.
2. I was born in Texas, lived there for three months, and have never been back.
3. My dad wanted to name me ‘Diamond’ so my full name would be Diamond Ring…Thank goodness my mother put her foot down and insisted that he choose a different stone and that it could be my MIDDLE name.
Hometown: Tomales, CA
Major: English and Hispanic Studies
Why did you choose L&C? I am originally from an extremely small and close-knit, rural town, and I knew I needed to find a new, equally strong support system when I went away to college. On my tour of Lewis & Clark, my tour guide stressed the importance of community. As he told the group about his personal experiences, I knew I would feel at home here. Now that I’m here, I can add something to my list of reasons I love L&C: the professors are so unbelievably smart and passionate and supportive - it has made my experience here incredible!
Favorite spot on campus: The Dovecote. I love spending time surrounded by coffee, background music, and students who are socializing and/or studying. The architecture of the Dovecote is beautiful and I appreciate the general ambiance that we, as students, bring to the alluring building. Even if it’s just to grab a quick, pre-class coffee, I always look forward to every chance I have to visit our on campus cafe.
Favorite spot in Portland: My favorite spot in Portland is the elementary school where I am working this summer. I have been developing curriculum and helping to lead their summer camps, and it has been an awesome internship! The students are so kind and respectful (and sassy and silly!), and I have loved improving my skills by working with and alongside them. It has been an experience that has definitely helped me develop as an individual and as a professional.
For a look back in time, check out the Fellows and Interns from the past.