Your favorite...

This is a tough question because we are fortunate to have so many outstanding professors at Lawrence. Professor Lhost would have to be my favorite professor because I took my first economics class ever with him and he made me love it! Professor Lhost is always there for students, staying well past the time when every other professor has gone home. He has helped me reach my potential as an economist.

My favorite class was Rise of Rock and Roll with Professor Rath. This class had nothing to do with my majors, but it was so interesting to see how one of my favorite music genres had developed through time. It’s the only 8:30 class I had no trouble waking up for!

I love the mac and cheese! It’s even better if you put some of the Cholula hot sauce on it.

My favorite place on campus is the Banta Bowl. As a soccer player it’s amazing to have such a nice facility to play in. Soccer is am important part of my life so it is nice to have an escape from the stress of academics and other extracurriculars.

I love how engaged our students are in our campus. Students take the lead on so many initiatives and ensure Lawrence continues in a positive direction.

I like to sit at one of the tables on the second floor of the library so I can spread all of my books and notes out at once. I’ve spent many hours there!

My first week of soccer preseason my freshman year I was dared to try to give President Burstein a hug. He warmly obliged, and from that moment I knew Lawrence was a special place. As LUCC president I work with him a lot now, but I don’t think he knows that was me!

lewis - sideWhat are you studying? Why are you studying this?
I am studying Economics and Government with a focus on International Relations. Since I was young, I have been inspired by my father, a Lawrence graduate, to make the world a better, more equitable place. At Lawrence I have discovered my passion for economics and I hope to positively impact the world through a career in international economic development and poverty alleviation.

Outside of being a student at Lawrence what do you like to do?  Hobbies?
I love to play, watch and talk about soccer, whether it’s with the team or just with a group of friends.

How have you benefited from donors while you are at LU?
I have benefitted in so many ways from donors since I have been here. The ones that stick out the most to me are my scholarships, the Banta Bowl, the LUCC office, and the Diversity Center. There are so many other amazing ways that donors make everyday life better for students, and I am so thankful for them.

What does being a Lawrentian mean to you?
Being a Lawrentian means you actively learn and engage, and then collaborate with others to solve problems. I think being a Lawrentian means you are a future leader in the world.

What are your plans for after Lawrence?
I plan to work for an international development company for a couple of years after graduation, and then I hope to enter a graduate program in Economics.

What clubs are you involved in at Lawrence?
I have been involved in a number of different clubs at Lawrence University, as the welcoming community allows you to try many things out. The ones that stand out the most to me are my involvement in LUCC and my membership in Sigma Phi Epsilon. My participation in these organizations has yielded some of the best times I’ve had at Lawrence and helped my personal development immensely.

What has it been like for you being a student athlete?
It has been an amazing experience to participate in college athletics, especially at Lawrence where our athletics department is getting stronger every year. Playing soccer has taught me so many important skills, from teamwork to time management, and provided me with some of my closest friends. I am so proud to represent Lawrence University on the soccer field!