The Career Center is located in Templeton 270 next to the Bookstore.
Office hours are 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Meet Our Staff
Rocky Campbell ’00, Director
Strength Themes: Strategic | Learner | Arranger | Futuristic | Positivity
Rocky has more than 10 years of experience in management and corporate strategies. As chief operating officer of Relocation Coordinates International, he developed and managed global service supply chains, information technology and digital initiatives, and employee training, while serving as a subject matter expert on global mobility and recruitment assistance for corporate clients. Rocky has additional experience in publishing, sports, and nonprofit management.
Rocky has a master’s degree in sport studies from Miami University and a graduate certificate in strategic management from the University of California, San Diego. Among other roles at Lewis & Clark, he has served on the Board of Alumni for nearly five years.
Amanda Wheaton, Employer Relations Coordinator
Strengths Themes: Individualization | Relator | Restorative | Learner | Responsibility
Amanda Wheaton joined the Lewis & Clark Career Center in September 2017. Amanda is thrilled to connect Pioneers with experiential and job opportunities in a variety of fields because she firmly believes in the power of a liberal arts education to make the world a better place. Amanda has over a decade of experience in higher education employer relations and outreach, internship coordination and student/alumni career development. Amanda has a master’s degree in Communication from the University of Portland and a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature with an emphasis in French and Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She also lived and worked abroad in London after college.
When not on campus, Amanda Wheaton is typically reading several books at one time, taking Instagram pics and enjoying Portland’s many parks with her family.
“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion” – Paulo Coelho
Nina Olken, Associate Director
Strengths Themes: Empathy | Relator | Restorative | Intellection | Developer
After spending the past few years in Seattle, Sydney and Boston, Nina is thrilled to be back in her hometown! She is passionate about helping students find their path to meaningful work through internships and experiential learning. She came to Lewis & Clark in February 2011 and has been consistently inspired by the dedicated avid idealism of Lewis & Clark students.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.” — Henry David Thoreau
Adonica De Vault, Associate Director
Strengths Themes: Empathy | Context | Connectedness | Positivity | Harmony
Adonica De Vault has been working at L&C for over fifteen years in career advising. She has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (Saint Mary’s of Minnesota) and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Women’s Studies (University of St. Catherine, St. Paul). L&C students are creative, thoughtful and committed - one of the many reasons she loves her work. Other reasons include the awesome Career Center staff and student workers who arrive every day giving their all to help others find their way in the world.
“Every journey, honestly undertaken, stands a chance of taking us toward the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.” — Parker Palmer
Mary Beth Snell, Career Specialist
Strength Themes: Harmony | Empathy | Developer | Intellection | Individualization
Mary Beth joined the Lewis & Clark Career Center in January 2017. A former student-athlete and first-generation student, Mary Beth is excited to be working with Lewis & Clark students to explore major and career options, as well as providing support for the internship and job search and graduate school applications. Originally from Philadelphia, Mary Beth has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in counseling & human relations, both from Villanova University.
When not on campus, Mary Beth can be found watching sports and exploring Portland with her family.
Niels Marquardt ’75, Diplomat in Residence
During his 33-year diplomatic career, Ret. Ambassador Niels Marquardt served as America’s top diplomat in Madagascar, Cameroon, the Comoros, and Equatorial Guinea with additional service in Germany, France, Thailand, and the Republic of the Congo. His final State Department assignment was as U.S. Consul General in Sydney, Australia, where he remained and served another four years in the private sector as CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire and Rwanda.
After graduating from Lewis & Clark with a bachelor’s degree in German Studies, Niels earned his master’s degree in global management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and his master’s in international security strategy from the National War College. In 2017, Lewis & Clark honored Marquardt with the Distinguished Alumnus award.
Kristin Baker, Administrative Specialist
Strength Themes: Consistency | Deliberative | Responsibility | Developer | Analytical
Prior to working at Lewis & Clark, Kristin tried her hand at a few different careers, from being a cook in the Army, a laboratory assistant in a hospital and medical office, and working as a 911 operator/dispatcher. Kristin has worked for Lewis & Clark for 14 years. The first 8 years she worked as a Legal Assistant at the Law School’s Civil Practice Legal Clinic. After two years of working as an assistant to the Associate Dean of Student Engagement, she is now working in the Career Center as an Administrative Specialist.
In her free time, Kristin enjoys bicycling, hiking and crocheting, and spending time with her daughters and granddaughter.