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Dakota Kennedy '19

类年: 2019
家乡: 纪念碑,科罗拉多州
重大的: 化学
次要: 音乐
课外活动: 常驻顾问,化学家教,奇怪的学生会

Life After L&C, June 2019 Update

How did Lewis & Clark prepare you for grad school?

As an undergrad at L&C, I had the opportunity to participate in highly independent laboratory-based chemistry research that culminated in the writing and defense of my honors thesis. This experience was an incredibly unique one and proved to be an excellent opportunity for me to stretch my mind and apply the concepts I had been learning in class for the past several years. This fantastic experience has made me feel comfortable and competent as I prepare to begin work on my PhD in inorganic chemistry at the University of Washington this fall.

你一直自毕业以来在做什么?

毕业后,我一直担任科学顾问和顾问,总部设在西雅图的私人投资集团,并担任在布雷肯里奇看中了酒店的前台剂,以赚取一些额外的钱之前,我收拾好行装的研究生院。

你的职业目标是什么?

完成我的博士学位后,我想移动到斯堪的纳维亚半岛的博士后奖学金在环境化学的许多分支之一。我不知道究竟是什么样的职业生涯中我的目标,但我知道我想我的余生奉献给这可能会提高公众对气候变化及其灾难性后果的认识研究。

Now that you’re out of college, what would you say is the most important thing you learned at Lewis & Clark?

I think the most valuable thing I learned at Lewis & Clark was taught to me by my chamber music professor, Nancy Ives. She taught us that everything we create—not just music and art—and everything that we do requires creative energy, and everyone has a finite amount of creative energy. We all only have so much of ourselves to give to what we do and what we make. A rather somber lesson, I know. But the most important part of all this is that we can always get more of this creative energy. When we’re able to recognize that we have nothing left of ourselves to give, we need to have the courage to take a step back and give ourselves permission to fall in love with the world again.

Life at L&C

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

安慰,鼓舞人心,雨天!

什么是你最喜欢的课这么远?它是如何扩大你的知识?

西方音乐与教授史诺拉·贝克。我学得比我这个班认为可能更多的音乐。诺拉是一个令人难以置信的辉煌教授谁能够让我们从事她教什么。这一直是我曾经所采取的唯一一类我在那里老老实实兴奋写研究论文!

What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?

I came to Lewis & Clark for several reasons. First off, I’ve always wanted to live in the Pacific Northwest. Secondly, the size of the school was a huge thing for me. It’s really great to be at a college where all of your professors know you by name. Once I found out that Lewis & Clark has a stellar chemistry program, it didn’t make sense to go anywhere else!

“Lewis & Clark has given me a space where I can discover who I am and who I want to be without worrying about what everyone else might think.”
什么是校园里你最喜欢的地方?

在校园里我最喜欢的地方是在音乐楼的房间10。这是一间宽敞的练习室有我最喜欢的钢琴。我会去那里经常练习,有时我甚至会带一些朋友那里到投影机上观看电影类在一天内完成之后。

你有没有在校园里工作吗?如果是这样,你怎么适应工作纳入你的日程安排?

我在校园两项工作。我在普拉特 - 霍华德大厅居民顾问,并在象征性的和定量推理中心(sqrc)一位化学老师。只要确保我在我的日程安排适合的一切,什么是最重要的是提前计划并击退拖延用棍子。我的两个工作有一个漂亮的不可预测的工作负载,因此,确保我完成这一切提前时间保证的,没有什么被留下。

How has Lewis & Clark changed you?

Lewis & Clark has changed me by letting me be myself. I know it may seem cliché but coming here has been the most freeing experience of my life—both academically and mentally. Lewis & Clark has given me a space where I can discover who I am and who I want to be without worrying about what everyone else might think. I know that I speak for a lot of students when I say that I’m a much different person today than I was when I arrived. But I think that I’m finally me and, for that, I’m grateful.

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