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马修·特列斯

Matthew Telles BA ’21
马修·特列斯(他/他)

类年: 2021
家乡: 科罗拉多州丹佛市
重大的: 社会学和人类学
次要: 政治学
课外活动: 创业俱乐部,夹杂物和多元接合(IME),和拉丁GENTE耐达(谷氨酸)
海外留学: 韩国

What three words would you use to describe L&C?

创新,挑战,美丽

你最喜欢什么课?它如何扩大你的知识?

此刻我最喜欢的课程是课程实施的创新两个创业。它是由chrys哈钦斯和梅雷迪思戈达德个惊人的,充满激情的导师讲授。不仅课程教会了我现实世界的技能,从网络设计思想,但它也让我的给我的机会,实习生与当地组织,以及退出教室的限制。

谁是你在校园里的导师?为什么你认为这个人你的导师?
“I’m achieving my dreams every day because of the lessons that Lewis & Clark has taught me.”

My mentor on campus would have to be Dominique Gardner from the Office of 包容 and Multicultural Engagement. Although she is my boss, she is one of the most loving and caring individuals that I have had the pleasure of creating a meaningful connection with. We have weekly check-ins where I lay out my goals for the week, converse about vulnerable subjects, and generally talk about life. From offering life lessons to supporting me on an assignment, Dominique is an amazing mentor and provides an environment for me that makes Lewis & Clark feel like a home away from home.

What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?

The strong sense of community is what ultimately led me to decide on committing to Lewis & Clark. From small classroom sizes, one on ones with professors, and creating connections with my peers that reflect all corners of the world, Lewis & Clark is the ideal place for somebody like me who wanted a small school with worldwide connections.

If you have studied or will study overseas while at Lewis & Clark, how did you choose your program? What did your overseas study add to your L&C experience so far?

我将在韩国的延世大学在2019年的秋季留学不仅没有了工作方案完全符合我的四年计划,但将实现我的梦想之一访问韩国。应用程序是非常容易的,我建议大家采取惊人的机会,海外和校外计划办公室提供给学生。

How did you get involved with the Office of 包容 and Multicultural Engagement? What has your involvement with IME added to your L&C experience?

I became involved with the Office of 包容 and Multicultural Engagement upon entering Lewis & Clark as a freshman. I identify as a first-generation student and a person of color. Because of this, I was invited to Great Expectations, a retreat designed specifically for other first-generation first-year students. Through this experience, I had the opportunity to meet what would become my second family here at Lewis & Clark. Now that I work for IME, I help provide an easier transition for other first-year students and host events to create the same sense of love I received when I was a freshman myself. IME has allowed me to create many meaningful connections with my peers and faculty on campus and has ultimately provided me with the opportunity to spread happiness.  

How has Lewis & Clark changed you?

I moved more than a thousand miles away from the only place I ever called home to attend this school. I had no family or friends in 波特兰, so it was a very vulnerable move. While I did face moments of homesickness and self-doubt, I persevered through my first year and learned a skill that many people wish they could have: being okay to be alone. Although I now consider my closest friends here my second family and feel more at home on campus, I learned to be fully independent and how to create my own happiness without the need of anybody else. Lewis & Clark provided this for me by presenting a challenging environment. However, it is these challenging times of great vulnerability that have the ability to change you the most. I may be a completely different person than I was in high school, but it is the exact person I had always dreamt of being. I’m achieving my dreams every day because of the lessons that Lewis & Clark has taught me.