课外活动： 田径跳高 先锋日志招生大使（午餐主机）
What three words would you use to describe L&C?
“Lewis & Clark is nothing I expected, but everything I needed.”
Hands down, Joel Martinez of the philosophy department is my mentor. He was the first professor I met on my tour of L&C. I took Logic with him in the spring of 2018, and we became fast friends. I became a lot more involved in the philosophy department this year, and I always find myself going to Joel for advice on some philosophical quandary or just to chat. He concentrates on virtue ethics and moral psychology, and I’m looking to go into applied ethics, so I definitely look up to him. Joel does so much for the students and for the department, and he’s constantly looking for ways to do more philosophy and help everyone out. He’s recently started a weekly meetup where we can do philosophy in a more casual setting and with less pressure, which has been super fun and productive so far. I owe a lot to Joel, and I’m excited to work with him more and keep learning from him.
What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?
I wanted a quintessential liberal arts experience with professors that knew me well and classmates I could smile at in passing. I also wanted a school that would challenge my way of thinking and foster important skills to change me for the better. I try to think that it’s not how you got here that matters, but what you do and experience while you’re here, and what you take with you/how you come out the other side. Lewis & Clark is nothing I expected, but everything I needed.
Why did you choose to transfer to Lewis & Clark? How is Lewis & Clark supporting you as a transfer student?
I was waitlisted and then rejected from L&C when I was a senior in high school. I ended up attending a large STEM-focused research university as a bioengineering major for my freshman year. I was overwhelmed by its size and intensity of STEM (even though I loved science), because my talents are in the humanities. I started transfer applications almost immediately, and L&C was near the top of my list. I remember running out of my 500-person music lecture to call my mom when I found out I had been admitted. When I visited campus, my tour guide ended up becoming one of my closest friends and track and field teammate. There were also a lot of serendipitous coincidences that drew me to L&C, one of them being the college mascot, Seaman the Newfoundland—my family has had Newfoundlands for my entire life. In addition to this, I was born about 15 minutes from campus. I knew I’d find a home at L&C, and that’s exactly what I did.
I went into college as a bioengineering major and took bioethics at my old university, which got me hooked on philosophy. When I came to L&C, I took 哲学 of the Environment with Professor Jay Odenbaugh, which sold me on the major, and he became my advisor. I was always better at humanities than STEM but I love science, and philosophy has a foot in both camps—it’s known as the queen of the sciences for a reason. I want to go into the field of applied technology ethics, which is why I’m minoring in computer science. The feeling of running a program you wrote yourself or fixing a bug is almost addictive, and I’m having a wonderful time with the CS minor.
What have been the biggest challenges you have faced at Lewis & Clark
What’s your best Lewis & Clark memory so far?
在田径队是我的家人，和我们做绝对一切在一起。即使我是一个跳投，我亲密的朋友都在距离船员。他们都是荒谬的聪明，有才华，善良，我会被这样就失去了，没有他们。哲学系是一个非常紧密的社会，学生和教师。我们经常有即兴的部门讨论，我们已经开始理念电影之夜和存在主义的阅读群体。我也花了很多时间在象征性的和定量的资源中心（sqrc） - 它是我的朋友挂出，并获得计算机科学实验室的帮助的好地方.
How has Lewis & Clark changed you?
L&C has made me more analytic and thorough with everything I do. It’s shown me that I can handle a lot more than I thought I was capable of, and to not be afraid to ask for help. Also that smiling at people goes a long way.