My name is Kenan Imamovic and I come from a small country in South Europe – Bosnia and Herzegovina. While it’s low on pretty much every scale in terms of politics, economy and structure, its brilliance lies in the heartwarming populace and breathtaking scenery. Most of the problems that occur are due to the country being a post-conflict territory and society. Due to this, the UWC movement was one of the few miracles this country was offered, which serves as a reminder and an inspiration of what people are capable of, no matter their background.
What I enjoyed most about the experiences I had at UWC in Mostar relate to the school’s movement itself. It serves as a statement, a sign of sorts, which shows a direction of development, acceptance and understanding. I enjoyed being a part of this with my every step, with every conversation I had with each of my colleagues, and with every display of what we stand for and what I wanted for my country and my people to understand, strive towards and look forward to. Something of the same sorts made me consider Lewis & Clark as my next destination. I can’t really put it into words, but after researching, seeing what the school offers, what the community offers, how it perfectly connects with my visions and goals – I just instinctively saw myself there. I will probably major in Cybersecurity as it is a concentration that is opening from the following semester, as the majority of my interests lie in Computational Sciences.
Outside of the classroom I am all over the place. From basketball to video games, from biking to reading, from cars to different crafts – I kind of find an interest in everything. One thing that might be interesting is that, while I have heard on many an occasion that I seem intimidating at first, I am really social and approachable, so don’t be shy! As for what I hope to accomplish at L&C, I don’t have anything set or defined. Doing so would feel like limiting myself or putting a boundary on something. Whatever comes, goes. I do, however, hope to create an unforgettable period.