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Anna Gonzalez is the Dean of Students at Lewis and Clark College and oversees 15 departments that range from Housing to Athletics.  A 20-year veteran in higher education administration, she received her B.A. at Loyola Marymount University and her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University. She has led a variety of student-life efforts including residential life functions at Semester at Sea, worked at student activities, crisis management, and admissions at UC Irvine, and oversaw management of cultural centers at the University of Illinois. Dr. Gonzalez recently received the Pillars of the Profession in 2015 from NASPA. This award recognizes individuals of sustained professional distinction in the higher education field for extraordinary service and significant lifetime contributions. She can often be seen at numerous campus events such as plays, concerts, sports and recreation, and residence halls programs.


 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.




Amanda Sarantis is the Graduate Assistant within the Dean of Students Office, and is in her second year of the Student Affairs Administration M.A. program. She attended the University of Oregon for her undergrad, majored in Sociology, and discovered her love for cold weather and chunky sweaters. In her free time, she loves to eat her way through Portland, get lost in the stacks at Powell’s Books, and take Buzzfeed quizzes.  



Sifa Tonga ’15 is a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark College with a B.A. in Psychology and is a graduate student worker in the Dean of Students Office. Sifa was a 4-year athlete in his undergraduate career. He enjoys making and listening to music and was one of the originators of the athletic acapella group, The Portfolio Paths. Sifa is currently attending the Lewis & Clark Graduate School in the Student Affairs & Administration Program. Sifa enjoys working with people, sporting events, and food. :)



Wiktoria Plawska is an L&C Student-Athlete who plays singles and doubles on the varsity tennis team. She is a Rhetoric and Media Studies Major and French Minor, and studied abroad in Strasbourg, France in the fall of 2016.  Wiktoria takes passion in bettering the college she loves by connecting with past students in the Alumni and Parent Program, improving the student-athlete experience by co-chairing the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee, and facilitating ways for others to experience her passion for outdoor adventure through College Outdoors. She now is excited to further connect to the Lewis and Clark community through the Dean of Students’ Office! 



Armando Antonio Aispuro ’19 and is an International Affairs and German Studies double major. This is his second year at Lewis and Clark and he is enjoying every single part of it! 



Ambrea Crawford ’17 is a biology major. She loves math and science, and is a self-proclaimed nerd. She loves getting out of her comfort zone, and takes advantage of the available opportunities at L&C by being involved in several student organizations such as MOSAIC, French Club, Hawaii Club. In her free time, she loves hanging out with friends, shopping in downtown Portland, listening to music, and watching her favorite movies and TV shows.



Eric Hawkins ’18 is a psychology major and a student-athlete who plays football. He also works for student support services and is a LEAP mentor. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends and family. 




Dennis Kamakana ’18 is a sociology/anthropology major and is a member of the L&C football team. He was born on Molokai, Hawaii and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dennis enjoys listening to music and relaxing. 




Alexe Navarro ’17 is a chemistry major. She is apart of the volleyball team and the President of Hawaii Club. In her free time, she loves to hang out with friends, going to the beach, and shopping.




Robert Wang ’19 is a student athlete who is majoring in Psychology. He plays golf at Lewis and Clark. In his free time he loves to play golf, hang out with friends and family, and expolre the endless adventures that Portland and Lewis and Clark have to offer. 

Jillian Wong ’19 is Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major. She loves exploring what L&C has to offer through clubs and other activities such as Hawaii Club and A Capella group the Merryweathers. Jillian is an avid dog lover, enjoys spending time with friends and family, and exploring the Portland area through its massive variety of food trucks.