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Class of 2009

    • 12/12/2017

      Stacy Abrams BA ’09 has joined Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin as the senior academic program coordinator. She writes, “I’m trying to wrap my head around my new job duties as fast as I can! There is a lot to learn. I’m grateful for all the opportunities that brought me here.”

    • 03/05/2018

      Timur Baiguzhinov ’09 has moved from Astana, Kazakhstan, to Moscow. He works as a regional security manager, providing advice and travel security solutions for a joint venture between International SOS, a French health care provider, and Control Risks, a British intelligence firm.

    • 10/14/2016

      Joe Braman BA ’09 was named one of the “2016 MBAs to Watch” by Poets and Quants, a news site focused on the world of business schools. In the feature, Braman answers questions about his academic and professional career so far, his reasons for pursuing business school, and his favorite classes and hobbies.

    • 02/15/2017

      Kiersi Burkhart BA ’09, a freelance writer and speaker, has released four books called the Quartz Creek Ranch series, which she coauthored with Amber Keyser. The books, aimed at middle-grade readers, are “all about horses, friendship, and finding yourself.”

    • 10/14/2016

      Nic Costa BA ’09 wrote and produced the award-winning film Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time, a sci-fi comedy shot entirely in Oregon and parts of Washington over the course of 10 years. The film, which was an official selection of the Portland Film Festival, guest stars David Ogden Stiers (M.A.S.H., Stargate: Atlantis, Beauty and the Beast) and Walter Koenig (Star Trek, Babylon Five). Costa says, “The film really began to come together during Professor Stuart Kaplan’s documentary form class at Lewis & Clark.”

    • 10/04/2017

      Lila Finch BA ’09 has worked as a high school teacher and is now pursuing a doctoral degree at the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She currently works for the institute’s Laboratory for Playful Computation. In summer 2017, with the help of a grant from Oracle, Finch designed the Luminous Science workshop, a project to help educators connect art and science in their teaching, thus strengthening interest in both disciplines and reducing the boundaries between them.

    • 10/14/2016

      Dylan Kruse BA ’09, policy director for Sustainable Northwest, a conservation group in Portland, was interviewed by Evergreen magazine. He discussed Sustainable Northwest’s goals and methods for revitalizing rural communities and restoring natural land by economic means. When Kruse is not navigating these political waters, he cochairs the Oregon Forest Biomass Working Group, serves on the board of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, and sits on the steering committee of the National Rural Assembly.

    • 10/14/2016

      Elise Maxwell BA ’09 was named one of the “2016 MBAs to Watch” by Poets and Quants, a news site focused on the world of business schools. In her interview, Maxwell discusses achievements from her academic and professional careers, her reasons for choosing business school, and even her favorite movie (it’s V for Vendetta).

    • 02/12/2018

      Lisa Neher BA ’09, recitalist, choral soloist, and composer, returned to Lewis & Clark in March 2018 for a performance titled Her Songs: A Recital Celebrating Music Written by Women.

    • 02/15/2017

      Lisa Neher BA ’09 completed her doctor of musical arts degree in voice performance and pedagogy from the University of Iowa in December 2016. Neher is on faculty at Coe College and Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her recent performance credits include alto soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Iowa City Chamber Singers and mezzo soloist in Duruflé’s Requiem with the Grinnell Oratorio Singers. She has also performed in the premieres of several new works with the Iowa Composers Forum.

    • Pacific

      Peter Vidito BA ’09 pens a fiery first novel about jazz, mystery, birds, loss, the Torah, physics, self-abuse, and the Pacific Northwest.

      Posted 05/15/2017

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