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Meet our student leaders!

Alumni Fellow

Vela Dyrness ’19

Sociology Anthropology w/ Gender Studies Minor

Club/ Group Involvement
Feminist Student Union, Amnesty International, Alumni and Parent Programs

What do you love about LC?
I enjoy the small classrooms, and the level of engagement it allows for classroom discussions! I like being able to get to know my professors, and the fact that they are accessible and eager to assist their students. I love strolling through LC’s gardens, and taking in our beautiful campus.

What do you hope to do with your LC Education?
I hope to continue my education in the field of education, and study the ways in which education systems can be bettered and easily accessible to folks! I also hope to spend some time working and studying abroad in the future.

Have you been abroad on an LC Program? Where & When?
I had the wonderful opportunity to be a participant on the spring 2017 Morocco Regional and Cultures Studies Program. Morocco was an engaging, welcoming and beautiful country I hope to have the chance to return to someday soon!


Alumni Weekend Assistant

India Roper-Moyes ’20

English w/ Gender Studies Minor

Club/ Group Involvement
LC Dance Company, Voces Auream Treble Choir, Synergia: The Journal for Gender Thought & Expression

What do you love about LC?
I love all of the opportunities I have to combine my academic and creative interests at LC. Through creative projects and my own personal proposals I have been able to synthesize what I learn in the classes required for my major, minor, and general education with the courses I take as electives (like choir, theater, or dance). The enthusiasm that my professors bring to their courses inspires me to meet them with my own skills, talents, and interests. The environment that Lewis & Clark creates, one where academic and creative enthusiasm are encouraged, fosters some amazing discussions and relationships with my professors and peers that I am so grateful to have access to and experience.

What do you hope to do with your LC Education?
I hope to explore a career in the publishing industry upon leaving Lewis & Clark.

Have you been abroad on an LC Program? Where & When?
I will be studying at Queen Mary’s University of London in England in the Fall of 2018.


Reunion Coordinator

Ross Archer

Ross was born and raised in Portland, OR.

He studied at Pacific University in Forest Grove and received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 2015. During his undergraduate career he was involved in several areas on campus. Positions he held include campus Resident Assistant, Activities and Cultural Events Board Member, and serving as the President of his Fraternity.

Ross is entering into his final year of graduate school to pursue his masters degree in Student Affairs Administration at Lewis & Clark College. He has spent time working in the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities and is excited to continue his work at Lewis & Clark in the Office of Alumni & Parent Programs.

Ross has worked at various summer camps and loves getting outside. In his free time you can find him in a shady spot between some trees with his hammock and a book.


Reunion Assistants

Adrian Aliwarga

Adrian is from Jakarta Indonesia. He loves to take photographs, travel, and talk with people about all new and exciting things!
















Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer is a rising Senior with a double major in Art History and Religious Studies from Kailua Kona Hawaii. She recently finished a semester abroad in Paris, France where she completed a French Studies program. (She misses their baguettes and cheese every day). Jennifer loves cats, dried apricots, and her mom’s home cooked Filipino food.








Meagan Bradley


Samantha Bowen

Samantha is a Biology pre-medicine major from Tigard, Oregon. She runs cross country, track, and co-leads the Watzek SAC club. She is part of ASLC’s finance committee. Samantha will be studying abroad in Seville, Spain in the Spring of 2019. She also volunteers as a crisis text counselor.












Jamuna Buchanan

Jamuna grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota, just a quick 20 minutes from Mount Rushmore! She is a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major with a Music minor. Jamuna loves playing in the LC Orchestra. She recently returned from studying abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador where she got to practice her Spanish and develop a love for Salsa dancing. Jamuna enjoys hiking, climbing, and all kinds of outdoor activities. Some of her hobbies include knitting, watching Netflix, and finding adventures with her friends. Jamuna loves all the little things in life, but she loves good coffee and fluffy dogs the most!








Emma Celebrezze

Emma was raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is in her second year at Lewis & Clark College, pursuing a degree in Religious Studies and History. Emma is a member of the Women’s Varsity Crew team, and has participated in several dance performances at the college. In her free time, she enjoys reading (of any kind), watching historical films, and practicing yoga.





Emily Dewey

Emily is an International Affairs and East Asian Studies double major from the Chicago area. She can speak Chinese and loves to play tennis.












Nicole Godbout

Nicole is a rising Junior double majoring in International Affairs and Environmental Studies, and minoring in Political Economy. Besides studying in the Dovecote and Watzek, she also runs Cross-Country and Track & Field for Lewis & Clark, and is a trip leader with College Outdoors. Outside of LC, Nicole loves to backpack, play ukulele, and swim in alpine lakes! She am inspired everyday by the community Lewis & Clark College fosters and can’t wait to meet and share stories and experiences with Alumni.









Khin Han

Khin is from Myanmar. She enjoys playing sports, cooking (and eating!), and the arts. She has been to 8 countries and hopes to travel more in the future. Khin speaks English, Myanmar, and some French. She hopes to be a Biomedical Engineer.












Puthyda Keath

Puthyda is a Biochemistry major from Cambodia. She left Cambodia when she was 13 and lived in Singapore for 5 years. Puthyda enjoys traveling and has been to about 12 countries. She also likes to cook, clean dishes, rock climb, and try new things. She is currently learning how to play the guitar and knit! Puthyda speaks Khmer, English, and some French. She hopes to become a pediatrician in the future.









Mindy Kim

Mindy is from Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, and the U.S. She is double majoring in International Affairs and World Languages & Literatures. She likes to play the cello and watch superhero movies.












Justin Katona

Justin is a rising junior from Los Angeles, California. He plays baseball at Lewis & Clark and is currently studying biochemistry. Justin loves to produce music and do anything outdoors.














Annie LaZebnik

Annie is from Los Angeles, California, and is interested in weaving, writing, and animals. She has traveled around the world to locations such as Finland, Japan, France, Russia, and Germany. She speaks some Spanish and French. Annie once swam with sharks, is part of Hillel at Lewis & Clark, and has a 18 lb cat.











Ollie Abbott Ladner

Ollie is a Psychology major w/ Gender Studies minor from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He likes to cook and enjoys spending time outdoors. He also likes to listen and dance to music. Ollie has done a bit of travel.













Kara Marler

Kara is a Religious Studies major from Seattle, Washington. She loves to run and beat-box in an A Capella group. She just went abroad to India through Lewis & Clark and is currently learning Hindi.












Emma Ray-Wong

Emma is most recently from Boston, Massachusetts. She is a Psychology and Studio Art double major who loves photography, art, and music. Emma speaks Spanish and is learning Chinese. 












Zoey Steel

Zoey is from Carbondale, Colorado. She is studying International Affairs and Middle East & North African Studies. She has been to places like England, Nepal, Jamaica, and France, and speaks English and Arabic.













James Tostato

James is from San Mateo, California. He likes baseball, football, fashion, cars, music, and the ocean. James plays football for Lewis & Clark and is studying Computer Science.












Kateryne Velazco

Kathy is a Senior French Studies major. In order to pursue her study of the language and culture, she spend last year studying abroad in Strasbourg, France. She enjoys learning more languages and about other cultures and experiences. So far, she has studied French and Japanese and is a Spanish heritage speaker.








Camille Wong

Camille is a Chemistry major w/ Ceramics minor. She has been on the women’s crew team at Lewis & Clark for 3 years. Camille was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She loves to dance, cook, and make art.