My name is Joanna Lau. I am from Marshfield, WI (that’s right- home of the world’s largest round barn). Before L&C, I studied Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. My hobbies include exploring cities by bike, hiking, and cooking. Something not many people know about me is that I was once on WNYC’s program Radiolab. I strive to live by the motto, “Take nothing for granted, but be thankful for everything.” My goals in SBA as a Red Pod rep are to foster a greater sense of community within the Red Pod and create meaningful social and stress-relieving activities so that students can remain a healthy, well-rounded person throughout law school.
I have experience handling applications, not in an academic setting, but for service learning alternative break trips (both trip leaders and participants). Based upon applications and in-person interviews, I made decisions about whether or not to accept students for the program. Successful and rewarding alternative break trips hinged in part upon my judgment in reviewing the applicants. Another reason I think I would be a great fit for this office is because of my diverse background in academic and job experiences. I value the importance of a diverse student body, and recognize that students from all walks of life can lend different strengths to the school as a whole.
As an SBA Officer for the Admissions Committee, I would take into account applicants’ nontraditional backgrounds that demonstrate their ambition and potential for success at Lewis & Clark. I would value the opportunity to continually improve the school, and would take my responsibilities seriously.