Linfield Review editor is writing a new life

Graduating senior Kelley Hungerford ’11 shares her favorite Linfield memory (it took place in a forest) and her future goals.

Major: Business

Favorite Linfield memory:

“I did a night shift at Professor Nils Lou’s ceramics kiln out in the coastal mountains. There were no cell phones, no Internet. Someone brought a guitar and we sang songs. It was mystical.”

Best thing I learned:

“Professor Lou’s class taught me to let go of expectations,” she says. “I was frustrated when my ceramics project didn’t come out right, but then I decided not to worry about making it perfect, but making it mine. Life is full of unexpected turns, and the world won’t end if I make a lop-sided Buddha bowl. I shouldn’t worry if things don’t go precisely as planned. If they don’t, I can get right back up and go on.”

What I liked best about being the editor of the student Linfield Review:

“I liked doing interviews and meeting cool people. My high school is in a suburb of Chicago, and was twice the size of Linfield. I like the small community here.”


“I love social dancing — styles like blues and lindy hop and swing — and want to help build the Portland dance community. A lot of my life is still unformed, but eventually, I hope to combine dancing and business.”


River of Flame, Hungerford’s  Linfield Review story about Professor Lou’s East Creek Anagama Kiln