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What’s It Like?

No one can give you a better sense of what it’s like to study entrepreneurial leadership and innovation at Lewis & Clark than our current students and recent alumni.


  • Tuse Mahenya BA ’21

    Tuse Mahenya, BA ’21

    Hometown: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Overseas Program: South Korea (spring 2020)
    Extracurriculars: Theatre, Student Philanthropy Council, Editorial Meridian Journal, Auditor (ASLC), Student Advisory Board (Career Center), Overnight Host, International Fair, Senior Experience, Literary Review

    No matter what happens, things will always work out for you in the end. It may take time, and I cannot guarantee that it will work out the way you expected, but if there’s anything college has taught me thus far, it’s that you will be just fine.

  • Thor Retzlaff ’18

    Thor Retzlaff, BA ’18

    Hometown: Truckee, California
    Extracurriculars: Football

    I like to think of all my peers as a collective community. There is a community that will support any of your interests here.