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Lauren Keegan BA ’20
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类年: 2020
家乡: 罗内特帕克,加利福尼亚州
重大的: 哲学
次要: 计算机科学
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?

品质,个性化,丰富的

你最喜欢什么课?它如何扩大你的知识?

我不会说这个班是我的最爱,但它肯定教我最多的。与教授becko copenhaver哲学方法教给我什么感觉做真正的哲学和哲学的广阔无边。该研究项目,我们完成了本学期的课程是最学术挑战性的任务,我曾经完成。我的研究项目的主题是生物医学植入道德和植入者的自主权,这真是太爽了了解并卖给我技术伦理。这个类加深了我对爱的理念通过极端严谨,我永远感激becko足够的经验。

“Lewis & Clark is nothing I expected, but everything I needed.”
谁是你在校园里的导师?为什么你认为这个人你的导师?

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.

有时有转学生的事件,但他们通常是当我有轨道的做法,所以我一直没能去很多。然而,从我今年转会有Facebook的上的群组聊天,有时我们都迎了上来,在Maggie的咖啡馆,谈谈我们是如何做的,我们在做什么来,并分享我们的经验。

你有什么建议给未来的学生?

这将是很难不管是什么,但它是如此值得。

什么是生活在波特兰你最喜欢什么?

咖啡馆和喜剧俱乐部。我的爱的先驱市中心快捷周日,在一些时髦的波特兰咖啡店种植自己,并通过哲学论文或计算机科学实验室得到含咖啡因的脑海里出政权。作为喜剧,我是后门程序,这是我们的学生管理文件的讽刺部分的编辑, 先锋日志。我试图探索喜剧场面更以获取文章间距想法,我的作家。最近,我看到了我最喜欢的喜剧演员克里斯·弗莱明,在霍桑剧院,这是一个绝对的骚乱。

你是如何决定的重大?

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.

有你有机会做研究与教授?如果是的话,请说明项目和经验。

我正在研究与乔尔·马丁内斯今年夏天计算机道德。我们收到了10个星期的拨款,以研究人工智能如何使用道德决策程序,以提高他们的行动。截至目前,乔尔工作的契约作为具体决策过程的一部分,我分支成数据伦理研究要找准一个问题我的理念,优秀论文。研究已经积极塑造了我的工作习惯很多比我想象的要,而且它已经这么跟平时课堂动态的乔尔以外工作的一个爽体验。我与乔尔的工作后,感觉在我研究的能力更有信心。

What have been the biggest challenges you have faced at Lewis & Clark

平衡严谨类,田径,以及高承诺的课外而得到足够的睡眠。这是我每天面对的挑战......一夜。

What’s your best Lewis & Clark memory so far?

我去越野满足十月我的生日了。它是如此有趣地看到所有的朋友竞争,并在他们的热身和降温运行参与。我们家当然在Estacada酒店,俄勒冈州,麦基弗公园是美丽的,我看到在公交车车程有奶牛。

你如何应对压力?

我躺在我的宿舍楼,听像21世纪初的青少年电影的angsty主角的音乐。我最喜欢的艺术家是中风和名嘴。

你在哪里在校园里找到的社区?

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.

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