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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/ "><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/143,0,509,367/28948_plagens.rev.1445531147.jpg" alt="Doug Plagens" title="Doug Plagens" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="650" data-max-h="366"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p class="p1"> “I was able to <strong>get my feet wet and develop my style</strong> announcing Forester hockey on the College radio station.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/ ">Doug is now the voice of the NHL’s Florida Panthers. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/communication/" target="_blank">Communication</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="http://wmxm.org/" target="_blank">WMXM 88.9 FM</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/660"><img src="/live/image/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/241,81,1413,1254/29155__dsc0442.rev.1446135190.jpg" alt="Xhris Fitzgerald ’17" title="Xhris Fitzgerald ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/241,81,1413,1254/29155__dsc0442.rev.1446135190.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/241,81,1413,1254/29155__dsc0442.rev.1446135190.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1357"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “It was a great experience for us, <strong>as undergraduates, to participate in a professional academic conference</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/660">Learn about Xhris’ work at the College. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/students/" target="_blank">Student Research</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2197"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,443/34413_34374_img_2323_2.rev.1477497213.jpg" alt="Sierra Smith ’17" title="Sierra Smith ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="374" data-max-h="443"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I wanted a liberal arts school with a strong science program near a big city with lots of connections for internships. <strong>That’s Lake Forest College</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2197">Sierra studies neuroscience at Lake Forest. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/careers/internships/" target="_blank">Internships</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2254"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,304/34799_34776_11168557_514558132049807_5313202706578481275_n.rev.1480353185.jpg" alt="Julio Madrid ’17" title="Julio Madrid ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="304"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “One of the most helpful events on campus is Speed Networking. You get to interact with so many people and have the opportunity to learn about jobs and internships.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2254">Julio took advantage of all Lake Forest had to offer after transferring his junior year. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/admissions/apply/transfer/" target="_blank">Transfer Students</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2384"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,222/37367_36373_photo-sprengjd1.rev.1493995758.jpg" alt="Joshua Spreng ’17" title="Joshua Spreng ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="222"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I really liked that I would be able to connect with professors so easily. It just happened, by chance, that I met Professor Kash during my tour. Now, he’s my advisor.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2384">Joshua came all the way from Switzerland for the opportunities Lake Forest College presents. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/faculty/" target="_blank">Meet Our Faculty</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2363"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/331,0,1560,1229/35597_img36792jpg.rev.1487092027.jpg" alt="Ananias McGee ’17" title="Ananias McGee ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/331,0,1560,1229/35597_img36792jpg.rev.1487092027.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/331,0,1560,1229/35597_img36792jpg.rev.1487092027.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1356"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I want to be a mentor and <strong>make a difference</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2363">Ananias’ campus involvement helped him find his passion. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2246"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/50,2,230,181/34798_34538_img_1619.rev.1480353184.jpg" alt="Nikoletta Raso ’17" title="Nikoletta Raso ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="345"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “As a Chicagoan, Lake Forest College has given me the space and opportunities I needed to <strong>reconnect with the city</strong>. It’s given me new-found confidence.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2246">Nikoletta participated in the In the Loop Program and became a Chicago Ambassador. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/chicago/" target="_blank">Access Chicago</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2296"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,350,350/35132_freedberg1979jpg.rev.1484759416.jpg" alt="Sam Freedberg ’17" title="Sam Freedberg ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="350" data-max-h="350"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “The Forester Day of Service has been huge for me. I haven’t found a <strong>feeling better than helping people</strong> to learn and grow.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2296">Sam got involved with volunteerism at Lake Forest. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/637"><img src="/live/image/gid/22/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,415,532/27942_untitled.rev.1442353495.jpg" alt="Cassia Baker ’15" title="Cassia Baker ’15" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="415" data-max-h="532"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “<strong>Living and studying in the Loop and interning in Chicago</strong> were invaluable experiences for me, both personally and as a young professional.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/637">Cassia interned at Leslie Hindman’s Auctioneers, where she now works. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/profiles/142-lake-forest-college-in-the-loop" target="_blank">Lake Forest In The Loop</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/offcampus/" target="_blank">Off-Campus Programs</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/620"><img src="/live/image/gid/136/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,57,1536,1593/27799_img_9112.rev.1441297003.jpg" alt="Rachel Manchur" title="Rachel Manchur" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/136/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,57,1536,1593/27799_img_9112.rev.1441297003.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/136/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,57,1536,1593/27799_img_9112.rev.1441297003.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1536" data-max-h="2048"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p class="p1"> “When I walk on campus, I feel a sense of warmth, but more importantly, <strong>a sense of home</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/620">Rachel loves how the professors have welcomed her. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/faculty/" target="_blank">Meet Our Faculty</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2291"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg" alt="Zachary Kelvington ’17" title="Zachary Kelvington ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Take classes in what you’re interested in and <strong>what you love</strong>. Don’t do what you think will make you the most money.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2291">Zachary found his passion in elementary school education. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2231"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/25,0,225,200/34502_31907_unknown-5_4.rev.1478540788.jpg" alt="Christian and Jacob Juillerat ’16" title="Christian and Jacob Juillerat ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="230"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Because there are fewer students at a liberal arts college, you get to know them better and <strong>make a greater impact</strong>.” </p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2231">Christian and Jacob realized their passion for tutoring and teaching while at Lake Forest. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/careers/" target="_blank">Career Connections</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/625"><img src="/live/image/gid/136/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,16,427,443/27835_unknown.rev.1441738453.jpeg" alt="Nissa Anderson" title="Nissa Anderson" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="427" data-max-h="640"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “<strong>You’re going to work harder than you ever have in your life. </strong>But if you are serious about wanting to make a difference, <em>this is where you should be.</em>”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/625">Nissa is getting her master’s in music education » </a><ul><li class="lw_related_page"><a href="/academics/programs/musiced/" target="_blank">Music Education</a></li><li class="lw_related_page"><a href="/academics/programs/music/" target="_blank">Department of Music</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2122"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,640/32835_25145_146479883706829.rev.1471533964.jpg" alt="Casey Cusano ’17" title="Casey Cusano ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,640/32835_25145_146479883706829.rev.1471533964.jpg 2x" data-max-w="640" data-max-h="640"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I wanted a more <strong>collaborative</strong> and <strong>tight-knit community</strong>, which is exactly what I’ve experienced as a Forester.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2122">Casey transferred to Lake Forest to study biology. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/678"><img src="/live/image/gid/22/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,790,349/29363_americaneagleoffice.rev.1447965678.jpg" alt="Elin Alexander ’15" title="Elin Alexander ’15" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="790" data-max-h="349"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Learn to understand what Chicago has to offer and take advantage of it while in college—it really helps you to adapt after graduation.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/678">Elin landed a design job in the city right after college. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/chicago/" target="_blank">Chicago Programs</a></li></ul>