Karl Berger

Hello all,

My name is Karl Berger.  I am a freshman here at L&C.  I come from a quaint little town in Maine called Boothbay Harbor.  My dad is a construction manager and my mom works for a non-profit organization that preserves and protects land in the Boothbay area.  In the summers I work for my father as a carpenter.  I really enjoy building and could possibly see myself doing carpentry later in life.  I play guitar, and harmonica from time to time.  I’m on the tennis team here, but I’m not that good.  I love music, all music, well, most music.  I think it is safe to say that my favorite musician is Bob Dylan.  The fall semester of my junior year I attended Maine Coast Semester.  MCS is a semester school for juniors (and sometimes seniors) in Wiscasset, Maine.  We lived on a plot of land with a farm and 300 + acres of forest.  We grew our own food and learned about the natural world.

I heard about Lewis & Clark from a friend who had visited when I was a junior.  He said it was an awesome place, so I looked into it.  A few things clicked for me when I first visited.  Oregon is surprisingly a lot like Maine, which made me feel at home right away.  The campus was pretty small and in a really beautiful wooded area, which is what I am used to.  Overall, I just felt at home.