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  • SA
    • 06/18/2017

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

  • LB
    • 10/26/2017

      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.

  • JC
    • 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.

  • CE
    • 10/26/2017

      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.

  • FH
    • 10/26/2017

      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.

  • NK
    • 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.”

  • JB
    • 10/14/2016

      Jules Bailey BA ’01 is the new chief stewardship officer for Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, a key player in the implementation of the Oregon Bottle Bill. Bailey says he “could not be more proud of working to keep Oregon’s roadways and beaches litter free and our state more beautiful.”

  • WM
    • 10/14/2016

      Warren Murray BA ’01 has left Willamette University and is now a second-year graduate assistant at Central Washington University. He earned his master’s degree in percussion performance with an emphasis in orchestral conducting.

  • JW
    • 10/14/2016

      Jeremy Wilson BA ’01 is now a partner in Kirkland & Ellis’s New York office. His practice concentrates on patent litigation.

  • JA
    • 06/27/2017

      Jeff Auxier BA ’02 was named district attorney for Columbia County, Oregon. Auxier was previously a deputy district attorney in Multnomah County.

  • LB
    • Global: An Extraordinary Guide for Ordinary Heroes

      Lyla Bashan BA ’02 offers a guide to help the change makers of tomorrow translate their passion for social justice into global careers of conscience. Her book discusses the elements of international relief, development, and diplomacy; the key problems and players; and steps to “kick-start your do-gooder career.”

      Posted 11/07/2017
  • VH
    • My Coyote Nose and Ptarmigan Toes: An Almost-True Alaskan Adventure

      Valisa Higman BA ’02 illustrated a children’s book about a young boy who overcomes obstacles by imagining himself as iconic Alaskan animals.

      Posted 01/23/2017
  • ML
    • 10/14/2016

      Morgan Law BA ’02 and Noah Manos BA ’03 founded Paper Airplane, a sustainability-focused design/build firm in Denver. The pair recently completed their first major project, a 3,450-square-foot environmentally sustainable family home in Denver’s trendy Five Points neighborhood. Upon completion of the project, Law and Manos were featured in the Denver Post and 5280 magazine.

  • MN
    • 10/14/2016

      Matthew “Buzzy” Nielsen BA ’02 is the new director for the Crook County Library in Prineville, Oregon. In a piece in the Central Oregonian, he discussed his plans for the future of the library, including increasing outreach and offering more community programs.

  • TT
    • 09/28/2017

      Thu Truong BA ’02, MAT ’03 is the new principal at Ron Russell Middle School in Portland.

  • BG
    • 10/14/2016

      Ben Grossman BA ’03 took over the kitchen at Multnomah Whiskey Library last summer, and he’s brought his personal touch to an almost entirely new menu. Eater magazine interviewed him about how he makes food to complement the “amazing selection of spirits” as well how he uses said spirits in the food itself.

  • SH
    • 10/14/2016

      Sayuri Sasaki Hemann BA ’03 presented an interactive public art project, entitled Mind Traveler’s Aquarium, at the University of Iowa in fall 2016. The project transformed the Fountain Lobby into an “aquarium” of vibrant color, texture, light, and imagined life. Mind Traveler’s Aquarium is the latest in Hemann’s Urban Aquarium project.

  • NL
    • You, Beast

      Nick Lantz BA ’03 uses macabre humor to examine our strange, absurd, and often brutal relationship with other animals in his fourth book of poetry, winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry.

      Posted 05/15/2017
  • NM
    • 10/14/2016

      Noah Manos BA ’03 and Morgan Law BA ’02 founded Paper Airplane, a sustainability-focused design/build firm in Denver. The pair recently completed their first major project, a 3,450-square-foot environmentally sustainable family home in Denver’s trendy Five Points neighborhood. Upon completion of the project, Manos and Law were featured in the Denver Post and 5280 magazine.

  • CW
    • 10/23/2017

      Christine Walter BA ’03 works at Bauman’s Farm and Garden, a farm and tourist destination in Gervais, Oregon. She spoke last fall to Oregon Public Broadcasting about the popular apple cider produced by Bauman’s and about her own line of hard ciders that is available on tap throughout the Willamette Valley and Portland area.

  • UA
    • 10/09/2017

      Usman Ally BA ’04, an Obie Award-winning actor, has, in addition to his role on the Netlix miniseries A Series of Unfortunate Events, appeared in the television shows Suits, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Veep.

  • TD
    • 10/14/2016

      Todd Doram BA ’04 and Mark Robinowitz BA ’08 premiered their short film, The Deal, at Sunscreen Film Festival West last October. The film was awarded Best Short.

  • AG
    • 10/14/2016

      Anisa Goforth BA ’04 and James Fivecoats, July 2, 2014, in Idleyld Park, Oregon. Jaye Hartman BA ’04, Heather Jasper, David Woessner BA ’04, Amy Woessner BA ’05, and Cassi Lydon BA ’04 attended.

  • YK
    • 10/03/2017

      Yukari Kaihori BA ’04 presented her artwork in a joint exhibition with Nelleke Beltjens in summer 2017. The show, titled Elemental, appeared at WORK, a fine art gallery in Amherst, Virginia. Kaihori, who lives in New Zealand, uses a technique involving dropping pigment and solvent onto paper painted with oil and capitalizing on the interesting colors and shapes that result. She has also dabbled in mixed media.

  • SA
    • 10/14/2016

      Sharl Azar BA ’05, after completing his residency and fellowship training, took a position as assistant professor of hematology and medical oncology at Oregon Health & Science University. Azar’s research and clinical interests include bleeding disorders, hemoglobinopathies, and end-of-life care.

  • WB
    • 10/16/2017

      William Barker BA ’05 has joined Wild Apple Homes in Manchester, Massachusetts, as an assistant project manager.

  • AB
    • 10/14/2016

      Angela Blum BA ’05 joined the faculty at Hamilton College as an assistant professor of chemistry. Previously, Blum worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California at San Diego. Her research at Hamilton centers on controlling bacterial behavior and pathogenicity.

  • BF
    • 11/02/2017

      Brian Federico BA ’05 recently resettled in the San Francisco Bay Area with his fiancé, Ken, and their dog, Jelly. He’s currently a fundraiser for the Stanford Graduate School of Business covering Oregon, the Bay Area, Texas, and Latin America. Now that he’s completed his second term on the L&C Board of Alumni, he’s joined the board of the Latino Network, a Latino-led organization in Portland that supports Latino youth and families through culturally specific services.

  • MG
    • 09/28/2017

      Mac Glovinsky BA ’05 and Megan Cahn, July 29, 2017, in Matunuck, Rhode Island.

  • JI
    • 11/02/2017

      Jeremy Innis BA ’05 is now the interfaith chaplain at Rowland Hall in Salt Lake City, where he teaches religion, music, and meditation to students in grades 6 through 12. He enjoys working with Rowland Hall colleagues Margot Miller BA ’91 in social studies and Rob Wilson BA ’94 in biology. Innis lives in Millcreek, Utah, with Anne Innis and their three children.

  • ZM
    • 10/14/2016

      Zach Mann BA ’05 produced a short film titled Birthday Boy, which Andrew Saunderson BA ’07 wrote and directed. Currently on the festival circuit, the film has been screened at the Las Vegas Film Festival, the Utah Arts Festival, the Atlanta Shortsfest, and the Rahway International Film Festival.

  • AM
    • 09/20/2017

      Adam Merino BA ’05, managing director at Morgan Stanley, nabbed the top spot on Forbes’ 2017 Top Next-Generation Wealth Managers list.

  • AB
    • 10/30/2017

      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.

  • SB
    • 10/30/2017

      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.

  • Anna Brones
    AB
    • 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
  • AD
    • 10/14/2016

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

  • WE
    • 10/30/2017

      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.

  • EF
    • 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.

  • BF
    • 10/30/2017

      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.

  • HH
    • 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.

  • NK
    • 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.

  • ML
    • 10/30/2017

      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.

  • KS
    • 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!”

  • JA
    • 10/26/2017

      Joey Alsberge BA ’07 is currently a fellow in vitreoretinal surgery at West Coast Retina/California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He says he still enjoys playing the guitar.

  • EA
    • 10/14/2016

      Erika Arnold BA ’07, a software engineer at New Relic in Portland, was featured in an Oregonian story about women in technology. After earning a PhD in biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Arnold decided to shift gears and complete an intensive coding course in San Francisco. Soon after, she returned to Portland to work at New Relic.

  • BE
    • 10/14/2016

      Ben Elkind BA ’07 and Amber Wiesenfeld BA ’07, September 23, 2016, near Mount Hood.

  • CG
    • 10/26/2017

      To Craig Gilden BA ’07 and Alyssa Gilden, daughter Shayna, October 2017. Their son, Joey, has been quite sweet welcoming his baby sister home, and they are all adjusting to their lives in Austin, Texas, as a new family of four.

  • LH
    • 10/26/2017

      Luke Henderson BA ’07 has worked in the wine industry for almost 10 years and currently manages the production operations at Siduri Wines in Santa Rosa, California. His winery was spared from the horrible wildfires that ravaged Northern California, but just barely. Many of the iconic images in the news were from areas only a couple of blocks away. He says “it’s going to take a long time to rebuild our area, but our community is stronger than ever and committed to reclaiming what was lost.” Henderson encourages alumni and legal-age students to hit him up (luke@siduri.com) for a tour of their production facility and a wine tasting.

  • RK
    • 10/26/2017

      Robyn Knowlan BA ’07 started Wonder, a 100-percent organic, cold-pressed juice and nut milk shop in 2013; moved it to downtown Boulder, Colorado, in 2015; became CEO in 2017; and is opening two additional locations in 2018. Last summer, she somehow still found time to get engaged.

  • EK
    • 10/26/2017

      Emily Kroman BA ’07 lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her husband, Justin, and sons, Theo (age 3) and Max (born in August 2017). She supervises behavioral therapy programs for children with autism as a board-certified behavior analyst, a career she initially pursued thanks to the mentorship of Brooke Ingersoll, visiting assistant professor of psychology at Lewis & Clark from 2005 to 2007.

       

  • DK
    • 10/26/2017

      Danielle Krushnic BA ’07 has lived in New York City for the last five years. After earning her master’s degree in public health from Hunter College, she is now a program manager of youth initiatives at the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, which provides HIV prevention and sexual health education programming and training to NYC residents.

  • JL
    • 08/03/2017

      Jay LaVoie BA ’07 and Serena Santinello, September 10, 2016, in Portland.

  • RL
    • 10/14/2016

      Ryan Lockard BA ’07 runs Specialty Athletic Training, which serves clients with special needs. Four years after its founding, his business serves clients of all ages in Portland and Vancouver. Lockard also teaches a special needs physical education course in Northeast Portland.

  • SS
    • 10/26/2017

      Stefan Shearer BA ’07 got married in May 2017. He and his wife, Stephanie, live in Southeast Portland. For the past two years, he’s been a health care analyst at CareOregon, working on clinical quality improvement and health system transformation projects. On a side note, Ho’onani Andermann Pestana BA ’07 recently joined his CareOregon team.

  • DS
    • 10/26/2017

      Durban Swartz BA ’07 has been working at Education First for the last four years as a global education consultant. She works with high school and middle school teachers to set up international travel programs for their students. She is happily married and has a baby boy named Wakely James. In summer 2017, her dear friend Dain Kurita BA ’07 returned stateside from Thailand for a visit and came to Colorado with Phoebe Adams BA ’07 and John Doherty BA ’07 and their adorable baby boy, Jude, to visit Rebecca Engel BA ’07, Corinne Doctor BA ’07, and Garrison Doctor BA ’06, and her hubby.

  • AW
    • 10/14/2016

      Amber Wiesenfeld BA ’07 and Ben Elkind BA ’07, September 23, 2016, near Mount Hood.

  • EA
    • 10/09/2017

      Eric Atcheson BA ’08 recently signed a contract for his first book, Oregon Trail Theology: The Frontier Millennial Christians Face–And How We’re Ready. It is tentatively slated for distribution in fall 2018 by the publishing arm of the Episcopalian Church. He continues in his work as pastor of First Christian Church in Longview, Washington, and as a doctor of ministry candidate at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry.

  • AB
    • 10/14/2016

      Amy Baugher BA ’08 and Zachary Binney, September 3, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. Devon Goss MS ’12 and Jessica Jobanek BA ’07 attended.

  • AC
    • 10/14/2016

      Amber Case BA ’08 joined Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society as a fellow last fall. She is researching “the transition from the industrial society to the information society and its effect on creativity, connectivity, isolation, and depression.”

  • LF
    • 10/27/2017

      Lizzie Fussell BA ’07 lives in Portland with her lively 8-year-old, Nila. She works as a program manager for the Healthy Families program at the Multnomah County Health Department and is still involved with many of the same immigrant rights organizations that she first encountered as a student at L&C.

  • RM
    • 09/19/2017

      Rosalie Moffett BA ’08, a poet, read from and signed copies of her new book, June in Eden last summer at BookPeople of Moscow in Moscow, Idaho.

  • NR
    • 02/15/2017

      Nick Rinne BA ’08 has opened The Vine Market and Bistro, a café/bar/market/bakery in Montrose, Colorado.

  • MR
    • 10/14/2016

      Mark Robinowitz BA ’08 and Todd Doram BA ’04 premiered their short film, The Deal, at Sunscreen Film Festival West last October. The film was awarded Best Short.

  • AS
    • 10/14/2016

      Andrew Saunderson BA ’08 wrote and directed a short film titled Birthday Boy, which was produced by Zach Mann BA ’05. Currently on the festival circuit, the film has been screened at the Las Vegas Film Festival, the Utah Arts Festival, the Atlanta Shortsfest, and the Rahway International Film Festival.

  • CV
    • 02/15/2017

      Corey Van Landingham BA ’08 has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, which she plans to use to fund her second book of poetry and to continue her pursuit of a doctoral degree in literature. Van Landingham’s work can be found in such publications as The Best American Poetry 2014, Boston Review, and the New Yorker. Her first book, Antidote (Ohio State University Press, 2013), was the winner of the 2012 Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry.

  • JB
    • 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.

  • KB
    • 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.”

  • Tamma Carleton
    TC
  • NC
    • 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.”

  • LF
    • 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.

  • DK
    • 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.

  • EM
    • 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).

  • LN
    • 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.

  • Mitch Towner
    MT
  • PV
    • 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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