Alumni Profiles- Class of 2010

College/University: Lewis & Clark College /  Portland, Oregon
Degree: BA in International Affairs
Current Occupation: Public Relations Manager, On Inc.

Professional activities since graduating CWS:

- Communications Intern at the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom
- Broadcast Media Intern at The White House
- Public Relations Manager at On Inc. (Swiss running shoe brand based in Zurich, Switzerland & Portland, OR)

 

Ask An Alumnus:

How does your experience at CWS affect your current life and career?

"Though my main responsibilities at my current job are in public relations, I am also part of the global marketing team where we work on special projects and initiatives. We are often asked to think creatively and out-of-the-box to, come up with new ideas for marketing new products. I definitely think that growing up in the Waldorf School enabled me to be creative and innovative in my career."

In what ways do you feel Waldorf education is distinctive or unique?

"Even now, when I meet someone who either went to Waldorf or has a child in Waldorf, I get so excited to talk about it. For example, a man I worked with in Washington, D.C. had a daughter who was attending Waldorf and was in the 4th grade. It was amazing how I was able to recall what I learned in 4th grade (Norse Mythology) and discuss with him what she was learning. I don’t think many people in their 20s can recall what they learned in their first years of education which says a lot about Waldorf and its methods."

- Olivia Ragan, class of 2010