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Class of 2006

    • 07/14/2019

      To James Atkin BA ’06 and Shannon Brady BA ’06, daughter Hannah, June 2019, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The baby’s name was inspired by her ancestry–each of her parents had a great-grandmother named Hannah.

    • 06/28/2018

      Alyssa Babin BA ’06 earned her JD, with specializations in environment and public interest law, from Golden Gate University School of Law. She is currently the executive director at Wild and Scenic Rivers and lives in Brookings, Oregon, with her dog, Osa. Babin is building a tiny house on wheels. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys being a foster mom and playing the ukulele.

    • 07/14/2019

      To Craig Beebe BA ’06 and Laura Content BA ’06, daughter Wren Jane, June 2019, in Clackamas, Oregon. Her first name was suggested by brother, Ellis, age 5. Her middle name honors her great-grandmother. The family lives in Portland.

    • 10/13/2017

      Amelia Blakeman BA ’06 founded an eponymous clothing line in 2011 and opened a storefront on Portland’s Northeast Alberta Street in 2013. In addition to her own line of clothing and jewelry, the shop features clothing by independent designers from across the country. Last June, Blakeman was listed among the “top 10 Portland fashion designers to watch” by Culture Trip.

    • 03/13/2019

      To Maggee Bond BA ’06 and John Hadidian-Baugher BA ’06, son Leo Zareh Baugher-Bond, January 20, 2019. The family of three lives in Chicago.

    • 10/13/2017

      Shannon Brady BA ’06 completed a PhD in developmental and psychological studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Education last June. Her dissertation is titled “A Scarlet Letter? Institutional Messages about Academics Can, But Need Not, Elicit Shame and Stigma.” She is continuing postdoctoral research at Stanford and living in nearby Menlo Park, California, with husband James Atkin BA ’06.

    • 07/14/2019

      To Shannon Brady BA ’06 and James Atkin BA ’06, daughter Hannah, June 2019, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The baby’s name was inspired by her ancestry–each of her parents had a great-grandmother named Hannah.

    • Hello, Bicycle: An Inspired Guide to the Two-Wheeled Life

      Anna Brones BA ’06 offered an illustrated guide to the world of bicycles and cycling, with practical information on bike buying, riding, and maintenance, as well as suggestions on how to better enjoy your wheels.

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • Wellness Counseling: A Holistic Approach to Prevention and Intervention

      Abigail Conley MA ’06 coauthors this comprehensive text, which details the wellness approach to counseling at every stage of practice, from client assessment to case intervention. American Counseling Association, 2019. 340 pages.

      Posted 02/22/2019
    • 07/14/2019

      To Laura Content BA ’06 and Craig Beebe BA ’06, daughter Wren Jane, June 2019, in Clackamas, Oregon. Her first name was suggested by brother, Ellis, age 5. Her middle name honors her great-grandmother. The family lives in Portland.

    • 01/23/2020

      Katie Cooley BA ’06, a naturopathic physician in private practice, has a passion for educating and empowering patients through information and knowledge. Her practice focuses on preventing and treating postpartum mood disorders for expecting and new mothers. She earned her doctor of naturopathic medicine degree at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland. Cooley lives in Southwest Portland with husband Alex and daughter Juniper, who was born in 2018.

    • 06/28/2018

      Aimee Craig BA ’06, a communications strategist in Portland, serves a variety of public and nonprofit clients, particularly in education. She created and hosts “Who Died?” a podcast exploring real people’s lives and deaths through the voices of loved ones. Aimee and BJ Abe BA ’06, a middle school math teacher, are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary in 2018 with their two sons, Ben and Milo.

    • 02/22/2019

      Beverley Dancy BA ’06 is assistant research professor of integrative physiology and neurosciences at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.

    • 10/14/2016

      Anne Daniels BA ’06 has joined the faculty at Wilmington College, in Wilmington, Ohio, as assistant professor of history.

    • 10/13/2017

      Whitney Edmunds BA ’06 and Nick Swann BA ’07, September 3, 2017, at Crag Rut Hut above the orchards of Hood River, Oregon. Beka Feathers BA ’06 was maid of honor and David Harrelson BA ’07 was best man. Amanda Delzer Hill BA ’07 and Elana Pirtle-Guiney BA ’06 served as bridesmaids, and Xan Harwood-Karlik BA ’07 and Gabe Nagler BA ’07, MAT ’14 were groomsmen. Nearly two dozen Lewis & Clark alumni were present for the ceremony.

    • 02/22/2019

      To Ryan Essman BA ’06 and Megan Siefert Essman BA ’07, son Finnegan Lee Essman, in January 2019, in Washington, D.C.

    • 10/14/2016

      Evan Farr BA ’06 is working at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, as a visiting assistant professor of humanities and global issues.

    • 10/13/2017

      Beka Feathers BA ’06 and Chelsea Spangler, October 7, 2017, beneath the sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park near Arnold, California. The ceremony was officiated by Megan Essman BA ’07. Ryan Essman BA ’06 and Whitney Edmunds BA ’06 were among Beka’s attendants; Shannon Brady BA ’06 read from E.E. Cummings; and Laura Content BA ’06 made the cake. More than a dozen other Lewis & Clark alumni were present for the ceremony.

    • 02/22/2019

      To Laurel Glasmire BA ’06 and her husband, Jake, son Ansel Robert Glasmire-Taylor, October 11, 2018.

    • 01/23/2020

      Laura Herberg BA ’06 began a public radio career in 2010 after working in coffee shops in Scotland and Ireland; a circus tent in Seattle; and as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in West Virginia. Now a staff reporter at WDET in Detroit, Michigan, she covers topics ranging from transportation and housing to regional curiosities. She is working toward a master’s degree in urban planning at Wayne State University and is a proud homeowner in Highland Park, Michigan.

    • 10/14/2016

      Helen Sage Howard Simpson BA ’06 debuted last fall as Portia in District Merchants, a play inspired by The Merchant of Venice, at South Coast Repertory in Orange County, California. Howard Simpson, who earned her MFA in acting from the University of California at Irvine, lives in Los Angeles, where she is a founding member of the theatre company Fugitive Kind. Her recent roles include Olivia in Shine Darkly, Illyria; Courtney in The Pliant Girls (which earned her an Ovation Award nomination); Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth.

    • 02/01/2018

      Jessica Johnson BA ’06 and Tim Thomas, December 16, 2017, at the historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas. Sarah Seeborg BA ’06, MEd ’11, Kate McGillem Edwards BA ’07, and Matthew Lange BA ’06 were members of the wedding party. The ceremony was performed by Marianna Hane Wiles BA ’06. Shannon Brady BA ’06 gave a reading. James Atkin BA ’06, Craig Beebe BA ’06, Laura Content BA ’06, Matt Ehrman BA ’06, Ryan Essman BA ’06, Karen Hughes BA ’06, Nathan Hughes BA ’06, Joe Sixta MAT ’13, Jeannine Stickle BA ’06, and Jenny Tyrell BA ’06, MAT ’07 were all on hand for the celebration. Johnson is a health educator at the Southern Nevada Health District.

    • 02/01/2018

      Isaac Kaplan-Woolner BA ’06 is a producer for Travel With Rick Steves, which is heard on more than 400 radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. He’s also a producer and occasional on-air personality for 90.3 KEXP-FM, an alternative rock station in Seattle. In addition, Kaplan-Woolner is a board member for Fremont Abbey Arts Center, a nonprofit that empowers young artists and transforms underutilized buildings into gathering spaces. In his spare time, he enjoys competitive pinball and theatrical kickball.

    • 02/01/2018

      Isaac Kaplan-Woolner BA ’06 and Tina Hafzalla, February 24, 2018, in Seattle.

    • 01/28/2020

      Nicole Kaupp BA ’06 accepted the position of assistant swimming coach at the University of Chicago in June 2019.

    • 10/14/2016

      Nicole Kaupp BA ’06 was promoted from assistant coach to head swimming coach at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, she was assistant coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

    • 10/13/2017

      Matthew Lange BA ’06 is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from DePaul University in Chicago. After serving as a community health extension agent with the Peace Corps in a rural Paraguayan village from 2011 to 2013, he was a country desk officer at the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., through 2016. He is proud to have a Paraguayan godson.

    • 02/22/2019

      Laurel Nakanishi BA ’06 was selected by Carl Phillips as the winner of Tupelo Press’ Berkshire prize in 2018. Her book of poetry, Ashore, will be published in 2021. Nakanishi, who usually teaches poetry to children on O’ahu with the Hawai’i State Foundation for Culture and the Arts, will join the Fir Acres Writing Workshop faculty this summer at Lewis & Clark College.

    • 02/01/2018

      To Pondie Nicholson Taylor BA ’06 and husband Mark Taylor, daughter Vivien Pond Taylor, April 7, 2017. She joins brother Miles Taylor. “Her older brother cannot stop touching her head,” says Pondie. They live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    • 06/28/2018

      Sara Porterfield BA ’06 recently completed her PhD in history at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research examines the global connections between the American West’s Colorado River Basin and rivers around the world. She is currently at work turning her dissertation into a book.

    • 10/14/2016

      Kate Sommers BA ’06 dropped us a line to say: “L&C gave me the opportunity to hone my critical thinking skills. Invaluable and still in use today!”

    • 06/28/2018

      To Allison Spector BA ’06 and Max Spector BA ’06, son Everett Gideon Spector, December 16, 2017. He and big brother Felix, who recently turned 3, are mutually smitten. After three years as a counselor at St. Mary’s Academy, Allison is now a therapist with Connections First. Max is senior product manager at Act-On Software. Their original baby, black lab Luna, has been unbelievably patient throughout all the changes.

    • 06/28/2018

      To Rhett Tatum BA ’06 and Jennifer Ralph Tatum, daughter Olivia Anne Tatum, May 8, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

    • 06/09/2019

      Anne van Gessel BA ’06 finished a 12-month coaches training program in July 2018. She then left Accenture, where she had worked for more than four years, and founded her own coaching practice, Authentic Coaching. She hopes to support people in being their most authentic selves, finding their intrinsic motivation, and improving corporate culture. Learn more about van Gessel’s coaching here: www.annevangessel.com

    • 06/28/2018

      Molly Young BA ’06 is now a student in the certified nurse midwife program at the University of Colorado. She and her 5-year-old daughter, Miette, left snowy Idaho to be closer to family and school in Denver. They’re both looking forward to exploring the Rocky Mountains together.

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