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Class of 2000

    • 06/18/2017

      Saif Mohammed Al Hajeri BA ’00 has been appointed chair of the Department of Economic Development for the United Arab Emirates.

    • 10/13/2017

      Laresa Beck BA ’00 and her husband, Jacob Pegg, recently celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Annika Jewell. Beck is the school climate coach at Beach Elementary School in Portland, where she supports teachers and students in restorative justice practices.

    • 02/08/2018

      Matthew Boyd BA ’00, chief operating officer for Numerai, a San Francisco hedge fund, was quoted in a story in The Economist. Boyd described the company’s unique machine-learning methods, which help to avoid bias affecting their security-selection models.

    • 09/11/2017

      Jennifer Cyphers BA ’00 is founder and CEO of Pynwheel, a Denver-based company that creates, markets, and supports on-site touchscreen software for multifamily real estate developments. The software allows potential renters and buyers to view pictures, floor plans, and other details in a fun, interactive way. It can also be configured to create personalized sales e-brochures and other “green” products.

    • Tech Request: A Guide to Coaching Educators in the Digital Age

      Emily L. Davis BA ’00, MAT ’02 and coauthor Brad Currie draw on their extensive experience in coaching and instructional technology to provide concrete, research-based strategies to help coaches in their day-to-day role. Whether you’re just beginning a coaching initiative or looking for practical insights on coaching in a variety of settings (including in groups and one-on-one), you’ll find the resources you need to overcome challenges and grow your coaching skills. The book also includes practical tools, templates, and illustrative vignettes from the field. Book discussion and coaching questions can be shared on Twitter with the hashtag #TechRequestEDU. Routledge, 2019. 166 pages.

      Posted 05/02/2019
    • 10/13/2017

      Craig Elgin BA ’00 is an orthodontist serving the southern Oregon coast. He lives in the Coos Bay area with his wife, Sara, and their three children.

    • 10/13/2017

      Fiona Garlich Horner BA ’00, after moving from Minneapolis to New York City to Calgary, Alberta, is now a practicing emergency physician and medical toxicologist in Los Angeles. Her academic title is assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Southern California. Garlich Horner recently celebrated her five-year anniversary with her husband, Brian. Together they are attempting to keep two small children alive.

    • 02/13/2019

      Shaen Germain BA ’00 and his wife, Bethany Dengler-Germain BA ’01 have been married more than 15 years; have two wonderful children ages 3 and 11; and enjoy living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Shaen is an experienced Waldorf teacher working at Credo High School teaching English. Bethany is a biologist focusing on protecting endangered species and threatened habitats. They love going to the beach, where Shaen still surfs any time he can, and Bethany still loves dancing. They treasure going to Oregon twice a year to visit friends and family and attend favorite events like the Oregon Country Fair. They say hi to all their L&C friends and professors.

    • 01/23/2018

      Andrew Holder BA ’00, coprincipal of the Los Angeles Design Group (and a Pamplin Fellow while at Lewis & Clark), spoke in January 2018 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Holder discussed his work on display in Harvard’s Druker Design Gallery.

    • 10/14/2016

      Nathaniel “Nat” Keefe BA ’00 and his band Hot Buttered Rum (which he started with Erik Yates BA ’00) headlined the Wild Rivers Music Festival in Brookings, Oregon, as well as the Blues, Brews & BBQ festival at Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville, Utah, in summer 2016. The San Francisco quintet plays rock music, with aspects of jazz, country, and folk. They’ve recently released a series of three EPs under the umbrella title “The Kite and the Key.”

    • 02/01/2018

      Kirsten Kloppel Dukeshier BA ’00 has spent the past 15 years producing full-length musicals and teaching piano and choir to middle school students in Phoenix. She has received two prestigious honors for her classroom work: her district’s Lamp of Learning award in 2014 and Arizona’s Middle Level Educator of the Year award in 2010. Recently, two of her piano students won a statewide original composition contest. Seven years ago, she married the middle school musical audio engineer, Kyle, after her students played matchmaker. Kirsten and Kyle started a band and were local rock stars for a while. Now she enjoys the occasional jam session, teaches piano lessons, works in her organic urban garden, or just takes in the silence.

    • 03/13/2018

      Lisa Lenherr BA ’00, JD ’08 joined the Oakland, California, law firm Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP as an associate in the firm’s bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors rights practice group. Lenherr has nearly a decade of experience representing debtors, landlords, lenders, and creditors in all aspects of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies.

    • 02/22/2019

      Arusi Loprinzi BA ’00 graduated from the UCLA School of Law, then returned to Oregon, where he worked as a Multnomah County district attorney. He currently practices in the family law group at Perkins Law. Loprinzi spends his free time with his three sons and enjoys sailing, hiking, and playing soccer or tennis.

    • 11/27/2017

      Annie Lovejoy Elasky BA ’00, in addition to hounding ’00 L&C grads for class note updates,  enjoys embarking on adventures with her husband, two daughters, and similarly adventurous friends. During the past two years, Elasky, Twyla Gingrich BA ’99, and Carolyn Cornils Scherer BA ’99 scaled boulders while backpacking in Colorado and bushwhacked through dense brush atop cliffs overlooking the Canadian Quetico while backpacking in northern Minnesota. They look forward to next year’s harrowing journey.

    • 02/22/2019

      Carrie Ridgway BA ’00 lives on a small island off the coast of Maine with her husband and two school-age children. She is development coordinator for a land trust that provides outdoor experiences for kids from low-income backgrounds and people with mobility challenges. The trust conserves land that is identified as highly resilient in the face of climate change due to its biodiversity. She spends free time sailing, running, swimming, and spending lots of time with her kids.

    • 04/26/2019

      Jeremy Skinner BA ’00, director of Curry Public Library in Gold Beach, Oregon, was recently honored as Oregon’s Librarian of the Year by the Oregon Library Association.

    • 07/03/2019

      Jake Thomas BA ’00 is a freelance photographer and social media marketer in Santa Cruz, California.

    • 02/28/2019

      Jeffrey Woodcox BA ’00, JD ’06 is chair of the mergers and acquisitions practice group at Tonkon Torp. Woodcox also focuses on corporate finance, securities regulation, and corporate governance. He is experienced in advising clients on the acquisition and disposition of businesses and assets, securities compliance, and raising capital through private placements of equity and debt.

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