Pathways Profiles

Learn from students and alumni of Pacific University about the experiences and pathways they've taken to get where they are now.

Read their stories.

Civic Engagement

Ana Brouwer
Class of 2007

First Steps
When I first came to Pacific I was really unsure about what I wanted to study. I decided to major in Spanish and International Studies and I chose these majors because they gave me the chance to spend an entire year studying abroad in Mexico, which is when I felt I really began to learn Spanish. Read the full profile.


Future Focus

Clare Richardson-Barlow
Class of 2008

First Steps
I’ve always been interested in politics, so when I came to Pacific I knew I wanted to major in Political Science. I decided to look for an internship... Read the full profile.

Chris Lee
Class of 2008

First Steps
I originally started out as a Political Science major until one day I struck up a conversation with Matt Muralt, a Managing Director who is also a Pacific alum, and was offered an interview with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Read the full profile.

Miranda Mueller
Class of 2004

First Steps
I started at Pacific thinking I’d major in Art, unsure of which career to pursue. Read the full profile.


International and Diverse Perspectives

Garrett Russell
Class of 2008

First Steps
Originally I planned on majoring in Environmental Science, but then Chemistry happened to me and I decided to do something I actually enjoyed, I could be accomplished at, and that I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Read the full profile.

Emily Brown
Class of 2003

First Steps
When I started as a student at Pacific I was really unsure where college would take me and I was overwhelmed with all the possible career choices. Read the full profile.


Research and Creative Perspectives

Evan Bredeweg
Class of 2008

First Steps
One of my greatest experiences while at Pacific was receiving an Environmental Protection Agency Undergraduate Fellowship that not only provided some welcome financial support, but also provided me with a summer internship in an EPA Laboratory. Read the full profile.


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