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What’s It Like?

The Health Studies minor is new for the 2020–21 academic year, so we don’t yet have students on the path to earning it. But students who have majored and minored in the departments represented in Health Studies can give you a great idea of what your experience will be like:

  • Riley Arnold ’19

    Riley Arnold, BA ’19

    Hometown: Monument, Colorado, and Tampa, Florida
    Extracurriculars: Founder of People to People Permaculture, LC Psychology Collaborative Researcher, Garden Educator and Manager at Abernethy Elementary School, The City Repair Project Placemaking Liaison and Permaculture Designer, LC Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) Tutor, Portland Community College Garden Volunteer Educator, The People’s Food Cooperative Volunteer, and Farmer’s Market Intern

    I was drawn to Lewis & Clark because I loved the excited energy of the campus and the dedicated and ingenuitive spirit of the students. I could feel, and still do, that big things were happening here and I wanted to be a part of it.

  • Malavika Arun ’19

    Malavika Arun, BA ’19

    Hometown: Palakkad, Kerala, India
    Extracurriculars: Resident Advisor, Bollywood Club Cofounder

    My high school was a place where I felt that my personal freedom was respected and my opinions mattered, and I wanted to go to a college that would also give me those things.

  • Salma Bashir BA ’21

    Salma Bashir, BA ’21

    Hometown: Portland, Oregon
    Overseas Program: East Africa, biology
    Extracurriculars: Club Rugby, Pre-Health Professions Club, Orchestra, Biology Teaching Assistant

    I appreciate the liberal arts approach to education since I never feel limited in the kinds of knowledge I seek out.

  • Morgan Bashore BA ’22

    Morgan Bashore, BA ’22

    Hometown: Cathlamet, Washington
    Extracurriculars: Leadership and Service

    Lewis & Clark has layered more and more lenses for me to look at the world through.

  • Roland Berg BA ’22

    Roland Berg, BA ’22

    Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Extracurriculars: Community Chorale, Admissions Ambassador (lunch host), intramural sports

    Lewis & Clark made me feel wanted as a student.

  • Maggie Beutler BA ’21

    Maggie Beutler, BA ’21

    Hometown: Portland, Oregon
    Overseas Program: India fall 2019
    Extracurriculars: Resident Advisor

    Lewis & Clark encouraged me to be who I really was.

  • Cody, in a green jacket, standing on a pathway, smiling.

    Cody Bowen-Crosby, BA ’22

    Hometown: Kalispell, Montana
    Overseas Program: France, New Zealand
    Extracurriculars: International Students and Scholars/Third Culture Kids Club, French Club, Russian Club

    Don’t pick your school based on a figure from some website; pick your school off of where you think you’ll be happiest and where you want to plant the seeds to start a professional career.

  • Charlotte Brownstone ’20

    Charlotte Brownstone, BA ’20

    Hometown: San Francisco, California
    Extracurriculars: Watzek Student Advisory Committee (SAC), College Democrats Club, Sailing Club, Wind Symphony

    I loved how Professor Leonard incorporated current events and supplementary readings into the course, rather than just having us read out of the textbook.

  • Jackie Chill ’18

    Jackie Chill, BA ’18

    Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
    Overseas Program: Ecuador
    Extracurriculars: College Outdoors

    The way Assistant Professor Bill Cole teaches, by telling stories, is like no other instructor I’ve had. We constantly put information into different contexts, which provided many new and different perspectives.

  • Max Clary ’18

    Max Clary, BA ’18

    Hometown: Evergreen, Colorado
    Extracurriculars: Amnesty International Student Area Coordinator for Oregon, President of L&C Amnesty International Club, cofounder of nonprofit KareMeKuc, cofounder and CEO of Organic Route, lead student researcher and intern at CARES NW

    I founded a nonprofit called CareMeKuc in the beginning of college that partners with local stakeholders to rehabilitate child soldiers in northern Uganda. As part of that, I worked with chemistry professor Janis Lochner to address local dietary health problems such as kwashiorkor.

  • Cristian Cortes Cortes ’20

    Cristian Cortes Cortes, BA ’20

    Hometown: Gervais, Oregon
    Extracurriculars: Gente Latina Unida (coleader), Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (peer mentor), Phonathon ambassador

    I believe being exposed to a number of ideas or techniques is what enhances the liberal arts education.

  • Katie-Lauren Dunbar

    Katie-Lauren Dunbar, BA ’17

    Hometown: Santa Rosa, California
  • Michael Glah

    Michael Glah, BA ’18

    Hometown: Aspen, Colo.
  • Jordan Gonzalez BA ’21

    Jordan Gonzalez, BA ’21

    Hometown: Chandler, Arizona
    Extracurriculars: Baseball

    When I saw the incredible campus and interacted with some of the faculty, choosing Lewis & Clark was a no-brainer.

  • Lali Guevara-Hernandez BA ’21

    Lali Guevara-Hernandez, BA ’21

    Hometown: Los Angeles, California
    Extracurriculars: Students for Cultural Inclusion in the Theatre (SCIT), Theatre, Gente Latina Unida (GLU), French Club, Spanish Club, Gaming Society

    The Great Expectations trip really opened my eyes to the resources available to students of color on campus and was a great way to meet other students and faculty with similar backgrounds.

  • Joelle Hakoum ’20

    Joelle Hakoum, BA ’20

    Hometown: Homs, Syria
    Extracurriculars: International Students of Lewis & Clark (ISLC), TCK Club, tutor for Arabic and Chemistry, volunteering

    My high school was very large so I wanted to try smaller classes where there is more focus on students’ needs and understanding.

  • Mara, in an L&C t-shirt, climbing up a rock climbing wall with her back to the camera.

    Mara Halloran, BA ’22

    Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Overseas Program: Iceland (non L&C)
    Extracurriculars: Climbing team, Ski Club, College Outdoors

    You don’t just choose a major and stick only to that. You learn so much about every discipline, and I think that is a really valuable skill.

  • Eric Hawkins ’18

    Eric Hawkins, BA ’18

    Hometown: Tracy, California
    Extracurriculars: Football

    I love the small classes and the personal attention I get from my professors and coaches.

  • Helen Hitz BA ’21

    Helen Hitz, BA ’21

    Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
    Extracurriculars: Associated Students of Lewis & Clark (ASLC), Feminist Student Union (FSU), New Student Orientation (NSO), Pioneer Success Institute (PSI)

    Lewis & Clark has given me the tools to become a better student and a better person.

  • Selina Ibarra ’19

    Selina Ibarra, BA ’19

    Hometown: Montclair, California
    Overseas Program: Berlin, Germany
    Extracurriculars: Gente Latina Unida (GLU), Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME)

    My favorite class within my major is definitely Organic Chemistry with Professor Louis Kuo and Assistant Professor Casey Jones. I felt they really complemented each other, and they both have a great sense of humor!

  • Joe Iliscupidez

    Joe Iliscupidez, BA ’16

    Hometown: Fontana, California

    I think L&C has helped me become the outstanding young man that my parents envisioned me to be.

  • Kindra Jones ’19

    Kindra Jones, BA ’19

    Hometown: Portland, Oregon

    L&C also has strong ties to the international community, and I was looking for a college on the West Coast that offered me the chance to continue learning Japanese.

  • Dakota Kennedy ’19

    Dakota Kennedy, BA ’19

    Hometown: Monument, Colorado
    Extracurriculars: Resident Advisor, chemistry tutor, Queer Student Union

    Lewis & Clark has a stellar chemistry program. It didn’t make sense to go anywhere else!

  • Nabil Khan ’21

    Nabil Khan, BA ’21

    Hometown: Kandahar, Afghanistan
    Extracurriculars: Track and Field, Soccer

    Professors are eager to hear about your story.

  • Erin Khong BA ’21

    Erin Khong, BA ’21

    Hometown: Long Beach, California
    Extracurriculars: Student Life Intern, Student Athlete Advisory Committee(SAAC), Pre-Health Club, Luau Dancer, Women’s Swim, Track and Field, New Student Orientation Leader (NSO)

    Get out of your comfort zone, meet new people, and build those connections.

  • Natalie Klee BA ’21

    Natalie Klee, BA ’21

    Hometown: České Budějovice, Czech Republic
    Overseas Program: East Africa Biology Program (fall 2019)
    Extracurriculars: TCK Club

    Some people say international students are in a bit of a bubble here, but I’d call it more of a solid base from which it is easier to form connections with the rest of the L&C community.

  • Peter Lahti ’19

    Peter Lahti, BA ’19

    Hometown: Lincoln City, Oregon

    I believe that a liberal arts education is great for preparing somebody for med school.

  • Jessye Lavine

    Jessye Lavine, BA ’16

    Hometown: Mill Valley, California
    Overseas Program: Strasbourg, France
    Extracurriculars: Women’s Soccer, Javelin for Track and Field, French Club

    Lewis & Clark is the reason I have my job.

  • Hannah Machiorlete’20

    Hannah Machiorlete, BA ’20

    Hometown: Kīhei, Hawaiʻi

    My meaningful experience would not have been possible without the support of the L&C community.

  • Marissa Marquez ’19

    Marissa Marquez, BA ’19

    Hometown: LaVerne, California
    Extracurriculars: Gente Latina Unida (GLU), Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME)

    Lewis & Clark provides everything for the best education: smaller class sizes, caring professors at the top of their field, and a community to find your place.

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