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.