Office of the Vice President of Student Life Staff

Jessica Sweeney Name: Jessica Sweeney, Program Director and Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students

Hometown: Portland, OR

Why you chose Lewis & Clark: I love working at Lewis & Clark College! The community is kind, caring, supportive, and collaborative, and there is a general spirit of people - students, staff, and faculty - working together toward the greater good. The campus is beautiful, and its location in “the City of Roses” is conveniently located a short distance from mountains, beaches, and other natural areas.

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, running, yoga, reading, and recreating in the Great Outdoors.



Name: Vesna Uzunova

Hometown: Valandovo, Macedonia

Major(s)/Minor(s): International Affairs and Rhetoric and Media Studies

Why you chose Lewis & Clark: Faculty and staff support of students, the diversity and the beautiful campus, as well as opportunities in Portland!

Hobbies: Reading and writing, playing guitar, making music, drawing

Hype song: My Type- Saint Motel 


Name: Kiana Teh

Hometown: Hong Kong, China

Major(s)/Minor(s): Biology Major

Why you chose Lewis & Clark: Location, small class sizes, and NCAA Division III

Hobbies: Swimming, eating, and knitting

Hype song: Act Up- Rich Brain, EARTHGANG


Name: Pari Magphanthong

Hometown: Chonburi, Thailand

Major(s)/Minor(s): Psychology and Economics Double Major

Why you chose Lewis & Clark: I chose Lewis & Clark because of the small class size, student to faculty ratio, locations, and generous financial assistance.

Hobbies: Baking, binge watch shows

Hype song: San Fransisco Street — Sun Rai


Name: Eleanor Stokes-Liss

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Major(s)/Minor(s): Religious Studies

Why you chose Lewis & Clark: The welcoming community and the small class sizes.

Hobbies: Knitting, reading, cooking

Hype song: Blank space - Taylor Swift



Name: Orion Whitcher 

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

Major(s)/Minor(s): Double Major in Classical Studies and Art History

Why you chose Lewis & Clark: I initially chose Lewis & Clark because of the beautiful campus and ideal location, but I chose to stay here because of the passionate professors and faculty, as well as the close-knit and supportive community on-campus.

Hobbies: I play the cello, do martial arts (Japanese Jiu Jitsu and Krav Maga), and I love doing art when I have the time!

Hype song: Plug in Baby - Muse