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 Tamara Ko is the Program Director & Executive Assistant for the Dean of Students, and has been at Lewis & Clark College (and in the higher education field) for nine years. She received her B.A. from Willamette University and her M.A. from Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education & Counseling. She loves reading young adult books, traveling, and going to the movies.


Amy Alvarado-Martinez ’21 is exploring the many different majors offered at LC. She has a passion for helping others, especially the Latinx community. She was born and raised in NE Portland. On her free time, she likes to hike and spend time with her family.







 Johnny Richardson ’19 is the current student life intern for the Dean of Students Office. He is currently a student at the undergraduate campus and is majoring in psychology. Johnny was born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii. Johnny enjoys time with friends and family, listening to music, and watching sports.






Dennis Kamakana ’20 is one of the graduate assistants in the office and graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences with a sociology/anthropology major. Currently apart of the student affairs graduate program, he was born in Molokai, Hawaii and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dennis enjoys listening to music and relaxing. 



Firozeh Darabi ’21 was born and raised in Iran, she has a B.A in Intercultural Communication from Marylhurst University. she is a mother of two and loves hiking camping, gardening and making videos for marketing projects.






Kelly Boyer ’20 is a Graduate assistant in the Dean of Students office. Currently apart of the student affairs graduate program, She has a bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution from Portland State University. A Portland local, she enjoys Digital Art and surfing the web.






Liz Brandel ’21 is an undecided major on the pre-med track. She is involved in FSU and plays violin in the Lewis & Clark orchestra. She was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and enjoys hiking and skiing.






 Eliza Frakes ’19 is an English major with a poetry concentration. When she’s not working in the office, she is usually in rehearsal in the theatre or helping out in the writing center. Eliza is from LA and Maine, and enjoys running, writing, cooking, working with kids, and collaborating on all sorts of creative endeavors.






Kaimana Kahale ’20 is a student assistant who is majoring in history. He currently plays football for the Pioneers and is a member of Hawaii Club. He was born in Fontana, CA but raised on Molokai, HI. He enjoys going to the beach, playing the guitar, and listening to reggae music. 





 Ben Welker ’21 is from Sacramento CA, and is a psychology major. He is apart of the golf team here at Lewis and Clark and is excited to start his second semester in the Dean of Students Office. When not practicing or doing homework Ben will be relaxing watching any game that is on.