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Akira Abderrahman

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Class Year: 2017
Hometown:
 
Los Angeles, California
Major: Rhetoric and Media Studies
Extracurriculars: Baseball
Overseas study: East Africa

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

Unforgettable, immersive, beautiful

What was your favorite class (title and professor)? How did it expand your knowledge?

My favorite class was Argument and Persuasion in Science, taught by Associate Professor Mitch Reyes. I had the opportunity to do research on biologically inspired military robots and the various ways the general public acquiesces to this information.

What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?

I did an overnight visit with some of the members on the baseball team and I instantly felt like I wanted to be a part of their unique community.

Baseball was a big part of your life at Lewis & Clark. What’s it like to be an athlete at L&C?

Being an athlete at L&C means that you get to be part of this bigger family on campus. Regardless of what team you play on, all the student-athletes support one another.

What are your plans after graduation?

I am moving to San Diego where I will be working for the Padres’ professional baseball organization as a representative for the inside sales team!

What’s your favorite spot on campus?

Definitely the lawns of the estate gardens. I spent many sunny afternoons there playing wiffle ball under the flagpole.

How do you manage stress?

Pamplin Sports Center has an amazing weight room and training facility. It was a luxury being able to get in great workouts between classes.

What advice do you have for prospective students?

The single most rewarding thing I did in college was study abroad in East Africa. If you get the opportunity to travel—take it! You would be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t!

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