Lunch Hosts

Sit down for lunch with a current Lewis & Clark student to learn more about the school, ask questions, and experience Fields Dining Hall. Hosted lunches are a great opportunity to get a taste of college life at LC from the student perspective! Check back here for more details in August 2021.

If you are a current student, see our For Current Students page for Ambassador jobs and applications!

2020-21 Lunch Hosts


Martin Lopez ’23

martinlopez@lclark.edu

Major: World Languages/ Dance

Hometown: Harris ranch

What advice would you give an incoming student to Lewis & Clark?

Ask as many questions as you can, no matter what are they, is better to be well informed. 

Why did you choose Lewis & Clark?

I chose L&C Because I needed a small liberal arts college which is inclusive and diverse. Moreover, it is incredible to live in a campus this beautiful and with a great access to Portland.  

 How are you involved on campus?

My peers and I are planning to start a Bachata club, I am also involved in IME mentoring program and want  to be active in many other clubs on campus.

 

 

Catherine Lunch host Catherine Pendleton-Wheeler ’22

cpendleton-wheeler@lclark.edu

Majors: Sociology/Anthropology

Hometown: Peterborough, NH

How are you involved on campus?

I am on the crew team and was a leader for New Student Orientation. Being a leader inspired me to be more active in the community and meet and connect with more people.

What is something that you wish you knew as a prospective student visiting LC?

I wish I had known it was okay to not know what I was going to study and keeping it open-ended is okay even if scary.

 Favorite meal at the Bon?

The chicken tacos with corn tortillas, and burrito breakfast bar.

 

Amelia Madarang ’20

Amadarang@lclark.edu

Majors: Political Science/Philosophy and Middle East North Africa Minor

Hometown:Vancouver, Wa and San Mateo, Ca

What is your favorite Lewis & Clark event?

My favorite LC event is the great expectations retreat. The Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement office has a mentor-ship program for first generation students and people of color. It is just so positive and it makes me feel so loved.

What is your favorite spot on campus and why?

My favorite spot on campus is the KLC office. The office is covered in graffiti and stickers and it’s a quiet place to sit and think or do homework. There are many good chairs and couches but my favorite is the one facing the window. I especially love watching people pass by. 

 

 Roland Berg ’22

roland@lclark.edu

Major: Undeclared, Interested in Biology and Neuroscience

Hometown:  St. Paul, MN

 What is your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus right now is Watzek Library. The study tables by the back windows overlook so much greenery - I always find myself there studying (or at least trying to) with friends!
Why did you choose Lewis & Clark?
When I visited Lewis & Clark’s campus, something in my gut just felt right. Everyone I saw was so comfortable being themselves, and the conversations I had with professors and current students all left me more excited about the school. The environment (both physical and social) was so relaxing and inviting, and I loved the values the school had related to liberal arts education. Everything just fell into place!
What is your favorite Lewis & Clark event?
New Student Trips! College Outdoors plans wonderful trips around the Pacific Northwest for all students, but for first years and transfer students specifically they run trips during the week before New Student Orientation. The trips are great for meeting new people and exploring the outdoors, and personally mine has been the highlight of my college experience so far!

Rachel Marcks ’22

rachelmarcks@lclark.edu

Major: Biology 

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

I’m Rachel! I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. I’m super interested in hiking and wildlife. So interested that I worked at the zoo at home. I’m planning on majoring in Biology, so that eventually I can go to vet school and hopefully work on a wildlife reserve! If you hear of anyone at Lewis and Clark who’s been to Arkansas let me know! I want to bond with someone over how weird my state is.

What clubs are you involved in?

I’m really into the climbing club, bouldering is super fun and there’s a climbing gym five minutes from campus! I also really like being a part of fit club, trying out new exercises and workouts is awesome. My favorite club has to be College Outdoors though. I love the trips and activities we do together.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

I love hanging out in the Bon (Fields Dining Hall)! Eating and being with my friends are my two favorite activities. Also everyone has to go in there eventually, so it’s a great place to meet new people.

What is your favorite event at Lewis & Clark and why?
So far, my favorite activity has got to be my New Student Trip. Meeting all of the other nervous freshmen was so fun. All of us just wanted to make new friends and see Oregon-so it was perfect! I still love all the friends I made on my trip.

Lauren Keegan ’20

lkeegan@lclark.edu

Major: Philosophy 

Hometown: Sebastopol, CA

Why did you choose Lewis & Clark?

I chose Lewis & Clark for its small size, great professors, and beautiful campus. I also love the Pacific Northwest, so it was a natural choice.

What clubs are you involved?

I am a high jumper on the varsity track & field team and co-editor of the sports section of the Pioneer Log, our student-run publication here at LC. I started high jumping when I was eleven, and I made it a goal at a young age to be part of college athletics. I was involved in journalism all throughout high school and couldn’t see myself not becoming part of it in college. I have found amazing and welcoming communities in both the track & field team and the Piolog.

What was your favorite event at Lewis & Clark and why?

I recently attended the Celebrity Organ Series with Jonathan Dimmock performing on the  Casavant organ in Agnes Flanagan Chapel. The performance was lovely, Dimmock played a great piece by Mendelssohn that’s been stuck in my head. I love organ music and I think it’s so cool that we have the world’s only circular pipe organ right here on campus. 

 

Sarah Lind-MacMillan ’22

slind-macmillan@lclark.edu

Major: International Affairs & History

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Why did you choose Lewis & Clark?

I chose to come to Lewis & Clark because I really valued having a tight-knit community, being located near a major metropolitan city, and having awesome opportunities to get out into nature. LC has given me the chance to backpack the Cascades, meet amazing friends, join clubs and participate in a varsity sport. Prior to college, I had never done any backpacking trips, but now they are one of my favorite things to do!

What clubs are you involved in?

At school, I am involved in College Outdoors, Model United Nations, and the women’s crew team. I love trying new foods, going into downtown, reading interesting books, and watching funny tv shows.

 

Sam Duran Sam Duran ’19

sduran @lclark.edu

Major/Minor: SOAN/Hispanic Studies

Hometown: Claremont, CA

What is your favorite place on campus and why?

My favorite spot on campus changes every year. Each time I return to LC, I find a different spot that I love. So far, my favorite spot on campus this year would have to be Maggie’s. I am so happy to have created a strong friendship with so many of the workers. I also love the big windows which let me study while admiring the trees. 

What advice would you give an incoming first-year/transfer student?

My advice for incoming first years would be ask questions! There are so many offices that want to help you. If you’re not sure who to ask or where to go, I would recommend talking to your RA or even any returning student!

What was your favorite event at Lewis & Clark and why?

¬°Fiesta de Salsa! I am running the Spanish Club and we always have so much fun dancing with my friends and the rest of campus. 

 

Emma B Lunch host Emma Breitbard-Rasmussen ’23

emmabreitbard@lclark.edu

Major/Minor: undeclared but interested in majoring in Political Science and minoring in music or international affairs

Hometown: Davis, CA

What is your favorite place on campus and why? 

My favorite spot on campus is currently Watzek Library. It is so expansive and has so many great places to study in there! I love studying or just hanging out there with friends!

What is your favorite place on campus and why?

My favorite LC event so far was the silent disco during NSO week. It was super fun and I met many of my current friends there!

 

 

Kaia Richman ’23

Kaiarichman@lclark.edu

Major/Minor: International Affairs and Middle East/North African studies minor  

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Why did you choose Lewis & Clark?

I chose LC because of the close relationships that exist between the faculty and the students, the vast amount of study abroad opportunities available, the general kindness and openness of the LC community and of course the beautiful campus.

What is your favorite place on campus and why? 

My favorite spot on campus is probably the the field next to the pool in the estate gardens because when it is nice out it is a really peaceful place to just relax and lay in the sun.

 

Sophie Goldman ’22

sophiegoldman@lclark.edu

Major/Minor: Psychology

Hometown: Maplewood, NJ

Why did you choose Lewis & Clark?

I chose Lewis & Clark because I loved how having a small campus created such a great community. It’s so easy to meet people and find others with the same interests as you, and there’s definitely something for everybody. It’s so great being familiar with people in your classes or people you pass walking around.

What is your favorite place on campus and why? 

My favorite place on campus is the PacMan lawn by the Forest dorms! It’s such a peaceful spot and a great place to study, have a picnic, or even just take a nap. It’s also a great place to soak up the sun on rare sunny days or stargaze at night.

 

 Leah de Beer ’22

 lgoldner-debeer@lclark.edu

 Major/Minor: Theater

 Hometown: Denver, CO

 Why did you choose Lewis & Clark?

 L&C was always my first choice when I was applying to  colleges. I love that so many students are engaged in all  different aspects of campus, and that is super easy to get involved with activities, even if its not your major/minor. Its the kind of schools that recognizes each person as an individual, and gives you a place to belong.

 What is your favorite place on campus and why? 

 My favorite spot on campus is the lawns by the reflecting pools. When its warm out, I love to hang out and read or do homework in the sun.

 

Mari G Lunch Host Mariana Gourlay ’23

mgourlay@lclark.edu

Major/Minor: Undecided

Hometown: Kolonia, Micronesia

What advice would you give an incoming student to Lewis & Clark?

Bring shower shoes! Explore campus! Go to a new club or activity to meet some cool people.

Why did you choose Lewis & Clark?

I chose to come to LC for many reasons. I loved the diversity of its students and the welcoming community that it has. I also wanted to take part in one (or two!) of the many over seas programs and opportunities that it offers.

What is your favorite place on campus and why? 

One of the gazebos next to the reflecting pool. When it is raining, it’s such a beautiful shelter to sit and read. You get a view of the manor house and the surrounding nature.

 

 Luna ’23

joselyn@lclark.edu

Major/Minor: Undecided

Hometown : Los Angeles, CA

Why did you choose Lewis & Clark?

I chose Lewis and Clark because they truly appreciates the backgrounds of different people in the world. I love attending a school in which they value people like me. I wanted to attend a school in which they push for the inclusivity of people of different backgrounds, cultures, and traditions. I was afraid of the culture shock, especially being a minority now when I never was back in Los Angeles, Lewis and Clark pleasantly surprised me with open arms! To the teachers, other faculty members, and the alumni! 

What is your favorite place on campus and why? 

My favorite part on campus is 100% the Gardens! It is so beautiful and a great place to study, when it’s not raining. My friends and I also enjoy playing tag or even dancing around like maniacs. Whenever I am there, I do not feel any negative way. That place is stress reliever and I will never get tired of it. 

 

Annabelle Rousseau ’23

annabellerousseau@lclark.edu

Major/Minor: Environmental Studies 

Hometown: Salida, CA

How are you involved on campus?

I’m on the swim team, will be in the Native Student Union and LC Students for Sustainability.

Why did you choose Lewis & Clark?

I chose LC because of the small class sizes, the natural surroundings and the interdisciplinary focus on education. 
What is your favorite place on campus and why? 
My favorite spot on campus has to be the glade by the Reflection Pool, because it is so green and beautiful.

 

Jack Waite ’23 Jack W

jackbwaite@lclark.edu

Major/Minor: Biochemistry (major), Environmental Studies (minor), Music (minor)

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

What is your favorite place on campus and why? 

My favorite spot on campus is the SQRC (Symbolic and Quantitative Resource Center). It’s always bustling with lively conversation about math, science, and even economics.

What was your favorite event at Lewis & Clark and why?

 My favorite L&C event has to be the silent disco. It was a blast!

What advice would you give an incoming student to Lewis & Clark?

Make sure to bring a planner! The transition to college is difficult, but time-management goes a long way in avoiding unnecessary stress.

 

Rosie G Rosie Goity ’23

rosiegoity@lclark.edu

Major/Minor: Environmental Studies and Spanish minor.

Hometown: San Mateo, CA

Why did you choose Lewis & Clark?

I chose LC because I was drawn to the liberal arts education as well as the many study abroad opportunities.

How are you involved on campus?

I am a part of the crew team, a member of SEED, the Paddle club, and interested in participating in volunteer opportunities.

 

 

For more questions contact Sabrina Murray at Fellows@lclark.edu