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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!

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Sophie Vigeant ’19

Hometown: Tomales, CA

Major: English and Hispanic Studies

Why did you choose L&C? I’m 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. When I visited 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 to my list of reasons I love L&C that 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 campus cafe.

Favorite spot in Portland: My favorite spot in Portland is the elementary school where I worked the summer after my sophomore year. 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 I have loved improving my skills by working with and alongside them. It has been an experience that has helped me develop as an individual and as a professional.

Three random facts about Sophie:

  1. I was in a steel drum ensemble all throughout high school.
  2. I was abroad last Spring in Chile!
  3. I can make my tongue touch my nose.


Ella Crawford ’19

Hometown: Alameda, CA

Major: Philosophy

Why I chose Lewis & Clark: I was looking for a small school where I could connect with students and teachers that inspired me to be the best version of myself. Not only as a student but also as an individual. I wanted to attend a school where I had the freedom to make my own decisions and join student groups I never would have thought I could have been a part of in high school. It’s at Lewis & Clark where I have felt my most confident and that is due to the collaboration and encouragement of this community. 

Favorite spot on campus: The table underneath the window at the end of the hall in the philosophy department 

Favorite spot in Portland: Shopping and eating on Division St.


Elana Freeman ’19

Hometown: El Cerrito, CA

Major: Rhetoric and Media Studies / Art Minor

Why I chose Lewis & Clark: Growing up I always flourished in academically and socially close communities. I loved when my teachers knew my name, I could wave to my fellow peers, and feel comfortable speaking up in class. Upon visiting the Lewis and Clark campus, I realized that these aspects were very much present on campus. (It also helped that food trucks and gorgeous nature hikes less than 10 minutes from campus were mentioned on my tour!) In general, the process of choosing a college felt incredibly overwhelming but Lewis and Clark was where my logical reasoning matched up perfectly with my gut feeling that this was my future home.

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot on campus is definitely the Albany Quadrangle! Home to The Dovecote, The Study Abroad Office, Student Support Services, and College Advising. I love getting a chai tea latte from The Dovecote (an on campus coffee shop) and sitting on the benches behind the cafe. If it is raining, as it usually is, I like to nestle myself into a corner of the cafe and interact with professors/friends while finishing up my homework! The whole area is visually stunning and feels right in the hustle and bustle of campus life.

Favorite spot in Portland: My favorite spot in Portland is the whole street of Hawthorne. It is the home to many quirky stores and restaurants. The neighborhoods around it have been the backdrop to many Portlandia episodes and are super fun to explore. It is a great area to wander around and get a sense of this wacky and beautiful city we all call home.

Three random facts about Elana:

  1. I went to a performing arts high school for theater

  2. I wear socks with cats on them at least once a week

  3. I have a dual citizenship with Australia and America

Hannah Ring ’19

Hometown: Ashland, OR

Major: Psychology

Why I chose Lewis & Clark: I had heard about Lewis & Clark since I was a freshman in high school. When I visited 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 from home. After searching long and hard I realized that I was being silly. In the end I chose L&C because when I closed my eyes and imagined myself in “college” I 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 it every day before class and it always made me feel like I was going on a fairytale adventure.

Favorite spot in Portland: My favorite spots in Portland tend to revolve around either food, tea, or nature. Tea Bar is probably my favorite study spot, Star Flower is the sweetest little nursery, Luc Lac is the very best Vietnamese food around (and it is open until 2 am!), 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 that 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.

Ary Hashim ’20

Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Major: Economics

Why I chose Lewis & Clark: I chose Lewis & Clark College because I believed in its core values to promote environmental sustainability, to nurture social justice initiatives, and to cultivate inquisitive and courageous global citizens. After two exhilarating years, I have a family of peers and place to call home! 

Favorite spot on campus: I enjoy lazing on the fields of South Campus! It’s usually extremely calm, and on a warm and sunny day, I can’t imagine a better place to chill and talk to friends! 

Three random facts about Ary:

1. I’m from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2. I love durian (you know, the weird, blue cheese smelling fruit)

3. Lowkey a gin rummy assassin. If you’re down to play, game on!

Justice Jarrett ’20

Hometown: Riverside, CA

Major: Sociology and Anthropology

Why did you choose L&C? Lewis & Clark’s class size is what stood out to me when I visited the college during a fly-in program (Compass Scholars Weekend). Coming from a public school where my classes were generally crammed with 30-40 students, I was impressed to see/hear that L&C has a professor-student ratio of 1:12. I wanted to be known by a name, not a number, and L&C offered just that. I also found these class sizes essential for creating strong relationships with faculty and students. The one thing that sealed the deal for me was L&C’s prime location. While on campus you are surrounded by nothing but the wilderness however, within no time you can be in the city of Portland (great for stress-relief).  

Favorite spot on campus:  The Fields Dining Room (A.K.A Bon) would have to be my favorite spot on campus. Not only do I like to eat but I like to socialize. Although the Bon is the source of my procrastination I feel it’s important to take some time away from studying and meet new people. Also, how could you go wrong with all-you-can-eat food?

Favorite spot in Portland: I do not have a favorite spot in Portland, rather an area. I enjoy spending time in Northeast Portland because it reminds me of home when I’m feeling a little home sick. From the food to the diverse groups of people, I feel as if I’m right back in California. 

Three random facts about Justice:

  1. I was born in Cleveland, TN. 

  2. I love eating Mac&Cheese with baked beans. 

  3. Scary movies are more like comedies to me.  


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