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: 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: 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: Act Up- Rich Brain, EARTHGANG


  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

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: Diana Pacheco

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Major(s)/Minor(s): Sociology & Anthropology (SOAN) with a minor in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

Why you chose Lewis & Clark: I chose Lewis & Clark because I felt like it hosted a great community.

Hobbies: I am a plant enthusiast! and love to bake.

Hype song: La Planta - Caos


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