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Class of 2013

    • 06/28/2018

      Danial Afzal BA ’13 has directed two documentaries: The Survivor, which focuses on the 2014 massacre at the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, and Am I Worthless? which addresses child laborers. He is currently working on another short film, titled Blue, based on child sexual abuse and the dark web. The Survivor has been shown at 10 international film festivals and has won three awards. Afzal anchors a national news channel in Pakistan and recently acted in a Coca-Cola commercial.

    • 06/21/2017

      Danial Afzal BA ’13 directed an award-winning short documentary called The Survivor. The film follows Muneeb Khan, a survivor of the December 2014 massacre at the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, by the Taliban. Khan’s brother, Shaheer, was killed, along with more than 140 others, and the film deals with the grief and trauma of that event in the lives of Khan and his family. The film has been recognized at FiLUMS Festival as the Best Concept Documentary, and it premiered at the Ismailia Film Festival.

    • 07/03/2019

      Jordan Buysse BA ’13 and Hannah Cooper BA ’13, March 3, 2019, in Gordonsville, Virginia. Mali Smith BA ’13, Corey O’Hara BA ’13, Jeremy Nichols BA ’13, and Griffin Grail-Bingham BA ’13 were members of the bridal party. In attendance were Ricardo Huerta BA ’13, Emily Krause BA’ 14, Julia Cosgrove BA ’13, Karen Taylor BA ’13, Kallie Kurtz BA ’13, Justin Midyet BA ’13, Cate Margeson BA ’13, Noah Johns BA ’13, Jenny Louthan BA ’13, Maia Sakrades BA’ 13, Colette Willard BA ’14, and Kelly House JD ’20. Madi Manson and Teresa Wisner, who attended Lewis & Clark but transferred, were also present.

    • 07/08/2019

      Nate Cohen BA ’13 is a director, teacher, and MFA candidate in directing at Northwestern University in Chicago. Previously, he was resident director at Theatre Vertigo in Portland, a board member of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, and a frequent collaborator to such institutions as Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Coho Productions, Action/Adventure, Imago Theatre, and Artists Repertory Theatre. Cohen has taught at the Oregon Children’s Theatre, Isinglass, Art4Life, and other schools in Portland and Chicago. In addition, he has engaged in extensive activism with organizations such as the ACLU, Don’t Shoot Portland, and PDX Never Again. In summer 2019, he shared his career experiences with L&C students via the theatre department’s Exits and Entrances program.

    • 07/03/2019

      Hannah Cooper BA ’13 and Jordan Buysse BA ’13, March 3, 2019, in Gordonsville, Virginia. Mali Smith BA ’13, Corey O’Hara BA ’13, Jeremy Nichols BA ’13, and Griffin Grail-Bingham BA ’13 were members of the bridal party. In attendance were Ricardo Huerta BA ’13, Emily Krause BA’ 14, Julia Cosgrove BA ’13, Karen Taylor BA ’13, Kallie Kurtz BA ’13, Justin Midyet BA ’13, Cate Margeson BA ’13, Noah Johns BA ’13, Jenny Louthan BA ’13, Maia Sakrades BA’ 13, Colette Willard BA ’14, and Kelly House JD ’20. Madi Manson and Teresa Wisner, who attended Lewis & Clark, but transferred were also present.

    • 10/11/2017

      Joshua Dunham BA ’13 of Acoustic Distinctions was the lead acoustic consultant and project manager–in conjunction with principal-in-charge David Kahn–who designed the acoustics for the new music department addition at the Weitz Center for Creativity at Carleton College, in collaboration with HGA Architects. The building was completed in August 2017, and students and faculty have since moved in. Dunham and his family attended the opening Faculty Gala Concert on September 16, 2017.

    • 06/28/2018

      Clare Eisenberg BA ’13 lives in Minneapolis, where she works in the nonprofit field with a focus on education and out-of-school-time programming. She recently completed her MEd in youth development leadership. Eisenberg is active in Fourth Generation, a young professionals’ philanthropy group, and served on its board for two years.

    • 03/25/2019

      Andrew Frisina BA ’13 and Jenny Frisina welcomed a new Pioneer, Andrew “Drew” Frisina, on January 22, 2019.

    • 09/18/2017

      Gianluca Giarrizzo BA ’13, a sculptor, painter, and illustrator, had his work featured at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph, Oregon, in summer 2017. See more of his work at gianlucagiarrizzo.com.

    • 12/06/2017

      Emmanuel Habimana AES ’13, a filmmaker and survivor of the Rwandan genocide, was interviewed by the Berkeley City College Voice on his his past; his work; and his thoughts on trauma, storytelling, and resilience.

    • 07/01/2019

      Julia Huggins BA ’13 is pursuing a PhD in biogeochemistry at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. Referred to colloquially as the “Rhodes Scholarship of Canada,” this highly selective award attracts doctoral students from all over the world who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement. Nominated by UBC, Huggins will receive $50,000 a year for the next three years to fund her research on oxygen loss in the oceans and the environmental impacts of marine microorganisms.

    • 03/21/2018

      Julia Huggins BA ’13, along with Sarah Clement BA ’14, Micah Leinbach BA ’14, and Sarra Wynn BA ’14, have launched a nonprofit organization called The BOAT (Bus for Outdoor Access and Teaching). Following a successful Indiegogo campaign, they plan to purchase and retrofit a bus with storage space, solar panels, and all manner of amenities, essentially creating a mobile classroom. The goal is to offer cheaper-than-average opportunities for youth education in the outdoors. For more information, see theboatbus.com.

    • 04/10/2018

      To Eline Leemans Lenne BA ’13 and Richie LeDonne Lenne BA ’11, baby Nico Rye, January 27, 2018.

    • 06/28/2018

      Alexa Moore BA ’13 served as a Peace Corps rural education development volunteer in southern Zambia. Currently, she lives with her partner and an adorable pup in Detroit, where she works as an equal opportunity investigator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    • 07/10/2018

      Angélica Pulido-Westlake BA ’13 has enjoyed a fulfilling career in the nonprofit sector, developing and delivering education programs for organizations like the Native American Youth & Family Center and Adelante Mujeres in the Pacific Northwest. She has also had the great pleasure of marrying her partner of seven years, father to their sweet 2-year-old boy and baby girl expected in June 2018.

    • 12/10/2018

      Emma Redfoot BA ’13, an environmentalist, activist, and nuclear engineer, is combatting the negative perception of nuclear power in a world desperate for an alternative to fossil fuel’s destructive toll on the planet. Redfoot’s organizing, teaching, and activism are part of a movement for a cleaner future.

    • 07/11/2019

      Lauren Reiterman BA ’13 is a global marketing operations manager at Udacity, an education-tech company in Mountain View, California. Over the last five years, she’s worked in industries from industrial design, to biotech, to fine arts–and now in education. “The late night calls with our teams in the Middle East, India, and China are worth it. Our company has helped over 75,000 students from all socioeconomic backgrounds master lucrative skills in programming, data science, and engineering, and successfully land jobs. I’ve experienced firsthand the transformative power of learning in-demand skills in my own career, and it’s invigorating to help deliver that same power to people around the world.” Reiterman lives in San Francisco and balances her busy schedule by surfing in the cold Bay Area waters.

    • 02/15/2017

      Matthew Rugamba BA ’13 was recently featured on CNN’s African Voices. He is founder and creative director of House of Tayo, a clothing brand that incorporates distinct African style and flavor into contemporary and locally made clothing and accessories.

    • 06/28/2018

      Dominique Shannon BA ’13 is currently the case manager for a family law legal services program, working with low-income domestic violence survivors who want to protect their children but cannot afford an attorney. While in college, Shannon began working with low-income community members who are trying to access legal services, and she continues that work now, by centering and amplifying the voices of marginalized communities. She also volunteers with the ACLU of Washington and DAWN, a domestic violence agency based in South King County, Washington.

    • 05/30/2019

      Darya Watnick BA ’13 began pursuing a master’s degree in environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in August 2019.

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