Office of the Vice President of Student Life Staff
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: Mark Figueroa Jr. - Graduate Assistant
Hometown: West Linn, OR
Major(s)/Minor(s): Graduate School - Student Affairs Administration Master’s Program
Why you chose Lewis & Clark: I chose Lewis & Clark because of the academic challenges and the opportunity to continue playing football.
Hobbies: DJ-ing, watching movies, play videos games, & cooking
Hype song: I can’t lose- Iamsu!
Name: Helen Hitz
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics & Psychology
Why you chose Lewis & Clark: I always thought that I wanted to attend a huge university with tens of thousands of students and giant lecture halls. Then I visited Lewis & Clark and fell in love. The campus was absolutely gorgeous, the people were incredibly kind, and it was obvious the professors cared about their students and were passionate about what they were teaching. I left my campus visit knowing that L&C was the right fit for me.
Hobbies: Watching cheesy rom-coms or cringey reality dating shows and scrolling Twitter for the latest political news
Hype song: Truth Hurts- Lizzo
Name: Amy Alvarado, Student Assistant
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Major(s)/Minor(s) : SOAN major
Why you chose Lewis & Clark: I chose LC because of its location and beautiful campus as well as the opportunities it offered financially and academically.
Hobbies: Hiking, Reading, and Dancing
Hype song: Safaera- Bad Bunny
Name: Immanuel Harice
Hometown: Los Angeles
Major(s)/Minor(s): Sociology/Anthropology Major
Why you chose Lewis & Clark: I choose to attend Lewis and Clark because of their abroad program and because of the small class sizes.
Hobbies: I like to listen to podcasts and making meals that allow me to use my new blender.
Hype song: I Love You so Much - DJ Khaled (ft. Chance the Rapper)
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: No Guidance- Chris Brown
Name: Emma Pell
Hometown: Bend, Oregon
Major(s)/Minor(s): History Major and Latin American Studies Minor
Why you chose Lewis & Clark: The community and amazing faculty!
Hobbies: Reading, playing guitar, and cooking
Hype song: Hot Shower- Chance the Rapper
Name: Pari Magphanthong - Student Assistant
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