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Class of 2010

    • 11/28/2019

      Jahsie Ault BA ’10 is associate director of communications at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. She also received her MS in communications from Columbia. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Greg Karnes BA ’10, and her cat, Bert. Ault enjoys photography, art, books, and history. She is cofounder of the Absolute Truth and PowerPoint Club along with Madison Kyger BA ’10.

    • 02/08/2018

      Lauren Bowden BA ’10 earned an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in May 2017.

    • 02/01/2018

      Lauren Bowden BA ’10, and Thomas Matteson BA ’10, May 27, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Brian Ambuel BA ’10 was the best man, Cullen Conway BA ’10 and Evan Tenenbaum BA ’10 were groomsman, and Andrea Dregalla BA ’10 was a bridesmaid. Lauren and Thomas want to thank their many L&C classmates who were also in attendance.

    • 02/22/2019

      Lauren Brown BA ’10, MA ’18 graduated in December with a master’s degree in student affairs administration, cementing her love for L&C as a double alumna. She recently took a new position with Portland Community College as an admissions and recruitment coordinator and is excited to work toward access for all students in higher education. In her free time, she cuddles her two cats, practices yoga, and sings karaoke whenever possible.

    • Lilly’s Hair Is Everywhere

      Lauren Brown BA ’10 penned a children’s book about Lilly Rose, an energetic, carefree girl whose long hair sometimes gets in her way while she’s having fun. Lilly is determined not to cut it, but what will she do when her hair gets too long?

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • 03/15/2019

      Rebecca Cloud BA ’10, a librarian, was awarded the Alex Allain Intellectual Freedom Award by the Louisiana Library Association in March 2019 for her work with incarcerated patrons through the postal service.

    • 02/09/2018

      Julia Crager BA ’10, a singer-songwriter who performs as Julia Lucille, released her second album, Chthonic, in early 2017.

    • 09/18/2017

      Danielle Fagre BA ’10, a graduate student in the wildlife biology program at the University of Montana, was the recipient of the 2017 Boyd Evison Graduate Fellowship, awarded by the Grand Teton National Park and Association. This fellowship fully funds one year of her thesis research investigating the effects of bison grazing on populations of grassland songbirds in Yellowstone National Park.

    • 10/14/2016

      Haley Fenton BA ’10 was accepted last summer into the Center for Women and Democracy’s Leadership Institute, a five-day residential program held in Seattle that offers leadership training tailored to women by women.

    • 10/13/2017

      Kirsten Fix BA ’10, MA ’17 and Cam Roberts BA ’08, August 12, 2017, in Spokane, Washington. Their nuptials were celebrated with friends and family that included many Lewis & Clark alumni (representing classes from 1976 through 2012) and faculty. They timed their wedding to occur between Kirsten’s graduation from Lewis & Clark with an MA in student affairs administration and their move to to Iowa, where Kirsten works as a student advisor in the Center for Careers, Life, and Service at Grinnell College.

    • 07/10/2019

      Haben Girma BA ’10, disability rights advocate, speaker, author, and lawyer, delivered the keynote address at the commencement ceremony for the Charter College at Cal State Los Angeles.

    • 03/02/2018

      Haben Girma BA ’10, the first deaf-blind graduate of Harvard Law School, recently received the Helen Keller Achievement Award from the American Foundation for the Blind for her work as a disability rights lawyer. In addition, Girma is also featured in Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic, Rocking Our Truth, a new book celebrating the voices of black women, including Michelle Obama, Angela Davis, Shonda Rhimes, Misty Copeland, Yara Shahidi, Mary J. Blige, and more. “It’s an honor to be among so many incredible women,” says Girma. In March 2018, she was a featured speaker at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

    • 10/11/2017

      Haben Girma BA ’10 penned an opinion piece titled “Break down disability barriers to spur growth and innovation” for the September 13, 2017, edition of the Financial Times. The piece describes the various ways in which challenges can lead to invention and argues that if businesses want to thrive, they should turn attention toward making workplaces more accommodating to those with disabilities.

    • 10/06/2017

      Haben Girma BA ’10 appeared on BET network’s Black Girls Rock! awards show in summer 2017. Girma was honored with the M.A.D. (making a difference) award, alongside such names as congresswoman Maxine Waters, singer Solange Knowles, and actor Yara Shahidi.

    • 02/03/2017

      Haben Girma BA ’10 was presented with the Outstanding Young Alumna Award by the Lewis & Clark Board of Alumni. See “Lewis & Clark to Host Alumni Awards” in the winter 2017 issue of the Chronicle.

    • Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

      Haben Girma BA ’10, a disability rights lawyer and accomplished public speaker, describes her journey to becoming the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School. In what Publisher’s Weekly calls a “heartwarming memoir,” Girma describes her family visits to the African country of Eritrea, her pioneering work on a text-to-braille communication system, and her struggles and triumphs in the education system, among other adventures. Twelve, 2019. 288 pages.

      Posted 07/03/2019
    • 02/08/2019

      Emily Gregory BA ’10 spoke earlier this year at the theatre department’s “Exits and Entrances” event, which featured L&C theatre alumni who are part of the Portland performance community. Gregory is a director and playwright. She also cofounded String House, which she describes as a “new works laboratory and producing title for experimental, home-grown works of theatre.”

    • 07/08/2019

      Sander Gusinow BA ’10 is a playwright and graduate of Columbia University’s MFA in Playwriting Program. He’s had residencies with Amoralists Theatre Company and the Yiddish Bookstore. His works include The Fairer Sex;American Three Way;Lovehack; and Ruth and Naomi, which received the 2014 Tent Foundation DIY Grant for Jewish Artists. His play Philoctetes was a finalist for the 2017 Humana Theatre Festival of New American Plays. In summer 2019, Gusinow took part in the Lewis & Clark theatre department’s Exits and Entrances program.

    • 06/28/2018

      Liz Holliday BA ’10 just started a new job as communications director of the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC), which represents 31 public universities across the state of Texas.

    • 08/08/2019

      Niccolo Jose BA ’10 is an artist and self-taught woodworker who creates sculptures and furniture out of reclaimed wood. Jose, who works out of his own studio, has plans to expand in 2020 to a larger space in Lipa in the province of Batangas, Philippines. Jose explains that the country’s frequent typhoons mean that its trees are often bent by the wind, creating a special wood grain that’s beautifully suited for crafting. His work can be found at Green Canyon Leisure Farms in Tarlac; in various galleries, including Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea in Makati; and in the homes of satisfied clients.

    • 11/28/2019

      Greg Karnes BA ’10 lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Jahsie Ault BA ’10, and their cat, Bert.

    • 01/11/2018

      Christopher Keady BA ’10 was recently appointed assistant director of music at Grace Cathedral, an Episcopal church in San Francisco. He works as the accompanist for Grace’s historic choral program, which includes a weekly service of choral evensong in the English cathedral tradition. He and his husband, Dan, have settled across the Bay in Oakland.

    • 06/28/2019

      Zach Kearl BA ’10 is the recipient of the 2019-20 Hatfield Resident Fellowship, awarded by the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. The fellowship is awarded to postgraduate students with strong records in public service and leadership.

    • 10/13/2017

      Zach Kearl BA ’10 and Stephanie Taimi-Mandel BA ’09, EdS ’15, August 4, 2017, in Portland. Witnessing their union were 20 Lewis & Clark alums, 10 of whom trace their friendship to the second floor of Platt East in 2006-07. The couple now lives in Seattle, where Zach is pursuing an MPA at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.

    • 11/28/2019

      Madison Kyger BA ’10, who earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Washington, is now a practicing pharmacist. She currently lives in Portland with her boyfriend, Jun, which makes her the only member of her college friend group with regular access to the Bon and its special glowing table.

    • 11/28/2019

      Marie Lafortune BA ’10, who received her MD from Northwestern University, works as a pediatric doctor in Los Angeles. She was the recipient of L&C’s Rena Ratte Award in 2010. Although Lafortune keeps busy with her work, she can still be counted on for great Spotify playlists and restaurant recommendations with celebrity sightings.

    • 12/12/2019

      Zeb Larson BA ’10 authored a piece in the December 12, 2019, Washington Post titled “Why corporations can’t be trusted to advance human rights.” In the article, Larson outlines how voluntary human rights guidelines allow companies to put up a front of progressive culture while contributing to ongoing injustice in their actual operations and partnerships. Larson received his PhD from Ohio State University, where his research focused on the anti-apartheid movement in the United States.

    • 06/19/2017

      Stephanie Locke BA ’10 is youth programs coordinator for the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii. She enjoys working with youth and exploring Hawaii. Locke greatly looks forward to staying in the dorms during Alumni Weekend, as she has always felt that an extra-large twin bed suits her stature.

    • 01/27/2020

      Matt Lundeberg BA ’10, a licensed psychologist, is clinical director of the Portland Autism Center, where he has worked for the past two years. Outside his duties at PAC, Lundeberg spends his mornings playing tennis and his evenings enjoying the works of John Waters.

    • 02/08/2018

      Thomas Matteson BA ’10 is on track to graduate with a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in May 2018.

    • 02/01/2018

      Lauren Bowden BA ’10, and Thomas Matteson BA ’10, May 27, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Brian Ambuel BA ’10 was the best man, Cullen Conway BA ’10 and Evan Tenenbaum BA ’10 were groomsman, and Andrea Dregalla BA ’10 was a bridesmaid. Lauren and Thomas want to thank their many L&C classmates who were also in attendance.

    • 10/31/2019

      Anne McHugh BA ’10 is a science teacher at Franklin High School in Portland. In fall 2019, she was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. She was one of only 11 educators selected nationwide for the award and was the only winner from the Pacific Northwest region. “My students are doing biodiversity research, much like undergrads in the science labs at Lewis & Clark,” McHugh says. “I really want them to see that even if they’re not going into STEM, STEM’s going to be something that is part of their lives as they enter the real world.”

    • 11/28/2019

      Maria Morrisson Copolillo BA ’10, who received her MS in education and social change from the University of Miami, works as a design principal for Education Elements. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is active with the New Leaders Council and improv comedy. Copolillo lives with her husband, Chris, and her two cats, Ted and Tina. She reliably brings the coolest board games to get-togethers.

    • 08/14/2019

      Ashley Moss BA ’10, who holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Marquette University, completed her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at the Seattle Children’s Hospital. She recently started a new position as acting assistant professor at the University of Washington and attending psychologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she will be working as an embedded pediatric psychologist within the divisions of Nephrology and Endocrinology.

    • 11/13/2017

      Ashley Moss BA ’10 recently completed her PhD in clinical psychology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is now working as a pediatric psychology postdoctoral fellow in the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

    • 10/14/2016

      Jessica Mullins BA ’10 earned her master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and now works as a software engineer.

    • 10/14/2016

      Jessica Mullins BA ’10 and Seth Thomas, June 20, 2015, in Randle, Washington.

    • 10/14/2016

      To Jessica Mullins BA ’10 and husband Seth Thomas, son Kanoa Mullins Thomas, May 28, 2016.

    • 02/01/2018

      Dylan Peden BA ’10 recently moved to Cali, Colombia, where he is teaching 10th-grade  math at a school called Colegio Bolivar. This is his seventh year teaching secondary math (prior to his move, he spent four years in New York and two in Chicago). He says, “I am enjoying teaching, and life down here is swell!”

    • 02/22/2019

      Louis Prahl BA ’10 received his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota in August 2018. His dissertation research focused on understanding how certain chemotherapy drugs can control brain tumor invasion. Part of this research was recently published in the journal Cell Reports. He spends his newfound free time hiking, climbing, running, playing guitar, and doing yoga.

    • 02/08/2019

      Alex Ramirez de Cruz BA ’10 spoke at the theatre department’s recent “Exits and Entrances” event, which featured L&C theatre alumni who are part of the Portland performance community. Ramirez de Cruz is an actor, singer, and deviser of theatre. She has garnered many local theatre credits, including performing in Artists Repertory Theatre’s Teenage Dick and An Octoroon.

    • 11/28/2019

      Patricia Robus BA ’10 is a pediatric dentist in Austin, Texas. She received her DDS from the University of Washington and completed a residency at Yale University. She lives with her husband, Olin; their dog, Poppy; and their cat, Chloe.

    • 02/01/2018

      Chris Scheffler BA ’10 is in his second year of a MS/PhD program in applied physics at Portland State University. He received a Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense. The scholarship funds four years of his graduate program in exchange for work with the department as a civilian scientist after graduation.

    • 06/27/2019

      Maile Speakman BA ’10 is a PhD candidate in American studies at Yale University. Her dissertation examines emerging techno-capitalist economies in Havana, Cuba. Throughout 2019, she is living in Havana, where she is conducting ethnographic research.

    • 06/28/2018

      Ethan Stone BA ’10 has been living in Europe for the past eight years and currently works as the editor-in-chief of the European ski magazine Downdays, based in Innsbruck, Austria. He moonlights as a freelance photographer, editor, and translator.

    • 02/22/2019

      Terra Thorndike BA ’10 graduated from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2015 and completed her internal medicine residency, also at Brown, in 2018. She is on track to complete her fellowship in palliative care and hospice medicine in June 2019. Later this summer, she and her husband, Jon Thorndike, will be moving to St. Louis, where Terra will provide full-time palliative care at a community hospital.

    • 11/28/2019

      Hannah Tierney BA ’10 is a lecturer in ethics and critical thinking at the University of Sydney in Australia. She earned her PhD in philosophy from the University of Arizona. She lives in Sydney with her husband, David.

    • 02/01/2018

      Asa Weiss BA ’10, who refers to himself as an adopted child of the physics and music departments, says he’s enjoying inventing stuff, geeking out, and playing outside. Recently, he filed eight patents, climbed in the Cascades, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for work involving electric vehicles, explored Asia, and made a double-nutmeg goal playing soccer.

    • 11/28/2019

      Stephanie Witkowski BA ’10, who earned an MA in linguistics from the University of Hawai’i, currently works as a linguist for a Native tribe in Southern California. In addition to her language revitalization work, Witkowski is a founding board member for Girls on the Run Riverside County. She lives with husband John and cat Daisy. She enjoys organizing baby showers, playing a Secret Santa, and submitting class notes.

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