Andrew Constantinescu


Lewis & Clark College – Graduate School of Education, Class of 2015

Education – Math

Why did you choose your field of study?

I like math and think it is crucial in our world and economy. The focus of education is to prepare young adults for active participation is today’s world. It requires meaningful relationships between students and teachers, and that appealed to me.


How do you think being a first generation student affected your college experience?

I think it helped me see the struggle of a life without a college education and the opportunities I could have with one.


How did you adjust to life post-graduation?

Life transitions can be difficult, but they are always made easier if one has a supportive community around them. I’m thankful to have had this in my personal and professional life. Working alongside several former classmates from Lewis and Clark has made the transition into teaching easier and more meaningful.


What have you been doing since graduation?

I got married, play in several bands, try stay healthy exercising, bought a house, and stay active in my church community.


What does it mean to you to have been chosen as a Renaissance Scholar?

I feel blessed and grateful to have been chosen to receive this scholarship because it allows me to give something back to the community in which I work.