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    • 06/18/2017

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

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 02/08/2018

      Matthew Boyd BA ’00, chief operating officer for Numerai, a San Francisco hedge fund, was quoted in a story in The Economist. Boyd described the company’s unique machine-learning methods, which help to avoid bias affecting their security-selection models.

    • 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.

    • Tech Request: A Guide to Coaching Educators in the Digital Age

      Emily L. Davis BA ’00, MAT ’02 and coauthor Brad Currie draw on their extensive experience in coaching and instructional technology to provide concrete, research-based strategies to help coaches in their day-to-day role. Whether you’re just beginning a coaching initiative or looking for practical insights on coaching in a variety of settings (including in groups and one-on-one), you’ll find the resources you need to overcome challenges and grow your coaching skills. The book also includes practical tools, templates, and illustrative vignettes from the field. Book discussion and coaching questions can be shared on Twitter with the hashtag #TechRequestEDU. Routledge, 2019. 166 pages.

      Posted 05/02/2019
    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 02/13/2019

      Shaen Germain BA ’00 and his wife, Bethany Dengler-Germain BA ’01 have been married more than 15 years; have two wonderful children ages 3 and 11; and enjoy living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Shaen is an experienced Waldorf teacher working at Credo High School teaching English. Bethany is a biologist focusing on protecting endangered species and threatened habitats. They love going to the beach, where Shaen still surfs any time he can, and Bethany still loves dancing. They treasure going to Oregon twice a year to visit friends and family and attend favorite events like the Oregon Country Fair. They say hi to all their L&C friends and professors.

    • 01/23/2018

      Andrew Holder BA ’00, coprincipal of the Los Angeles Design Group (and a Pamplin Fellow while at Lewis & Clark), spoke in January 2018 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Holder discussed his work on display in Harvard’s Druker Design Gallery.

    • 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.”

    • 02/01/2018

      Kirsten Kloppel Dukeshier BA ’00 has spent the past 15 years producing full-length musicals and teaching piano and choir to middle school students in Phoenix. She has received two prestigious honors for her classroom work: her district’s Lamp of Learning award in 2014 and Arizona’s Middle Level Educator of the Year award in 2010. Recently, two of her piano students won a statewide original composition contest. Seven years ago, she married the middle school musical audio engineer, Kyle, after her students played matchmaker. Kirsten and Kyle started a band and were local rock stars for a while. Now she enjoys the occasional jam session, teaches piano lessons, works in her organic urban garden, or just takes in the silence.

    • 03/13/2018

      Lisa Lenherr BA ’00, JD ’08 joined the Oakland, California, law firm Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP as an associate in the firm’s bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors rights practice group. Lenherr has nearly a decade of experience representing debtors, landlords, lenders, and creditors in all aspects of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies.

    • 02/22/2019

      Arusi Loprinzi BA ’00 graduated from the UCLA School of Law, then returned to Oregon, where he worked as a Multnomah County district attorney. He currently practices in the family law group at Perkins Law. Loprinzi spends his free time with his three sons and enjoys sailing, hiking, and playing soccer or tennis.

    • 11/27/2017

      Annie Lovejoy Elasky BA ’00, in addition to hounding ’00 L&C grads for class note updates,  enjoys embarking on adventures with her husband, two daughters, and similarly adventurous friends. During the past two years, Elasky, Twyla Gingrich BA ’99, and Carolyn Cornils Scherer BA ’99 scaled boulders while backpacking in Colorado and bushwhacked through dense brush atop cliffs overlooking the Canadian Quetico while backpacking in northern Minnesota. They look forward to next year’s harrowing journey.

    • 02/22/2019

      Carrie Ridgway BA ’00 lives on a small island off the coast of Maine with her husband and two school-age children. She is development coordinator for a land trust that provides outdoor experiences for kids from low-income backgrounds and people with mobility challenges. The trust conserves land that is identified as highly resilient in the face of climate change due to its biodiversity. She spends free time sailing, running, swimming, and spending lots of time with her kids.

    • 04/26/2019

      Jeremy Skinner BA ’00, director of Curry Public Library in Gold Beach, Oregon, was recently honored as Oregon’s Librarian of the Year by the Oregon Library Association.

    • 07/03/2019

      Jake Thomas BA ’00 is a freelance photographer and social media marketer in Santa Cruz, California.

    • 02/28/2019

      Jeffrey Woodcox BA ’00, JD ’06 is chair of the mergers and acquisitions practice group at Tonkon Torp. Woodcox also focuses on corporate finance, securities regulation, and corporate governance. He is experienced in advising clients on the acquisition and disposition of businesses and assets, securities compliance, and raising capital through private placements of equity and debt.

    • 07/12/2019

      Sione Aeschliman BA ’01, a Portland-area editor and writer, is most interested in character-driven fiction that diverts from mainstream ideas in interesting and challenging ways. She is cohost of the podcast Novel Approaches and an editor with the Twitter community #RevPit, which hosts editing events and contests for writers throughout the year. Last summer, she hired Sam Pratt BA ’20 as an intern.

    • 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.”

    • 02/11/2019

      Bethany Dengler-Germain BA ’01 and her husband, Shaen Germain BA ’00, have been married more than 15 years; have two wonderful children, ages 3 and 11; and enjoy living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bethany is a biologist focusing on protecting endangered species and threatened habitats. Shaen is an experienced Waldorf teacher working at Credo High School teaching English. They love going to the beach, where Shaen still surfs any time he can, and Bethany still loves dancing. They treasure going to Oregon twice a year to visit friends and family and to attend favorite events like the Oregon Country Fair. They say hi to all their L&C friends and professors.

    • 06/27/2019

      Adam Dixon BA ’01 is the cofounder of Assembly Brewing in Portland, along with George Johnson. The brewery serves beer and Detroit-style pizza, both the domain of Johnson. Dixon describes his role as a “fixer,” keeping all the equipment and processes running smoothly. Assembly Brewing opened in March 2019.

    • 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.

    • 06/28/2018

      Natalia Robalino BA ’01, JD ’06 served for eight years as in-house senior counsel at the World Bank, handling HR, corporate, tax, and litigation matters as well as issues pertaining to the World Bank’s privileges and immunities. She is now moving to the World Bank’s office in Beirut, Lebanon, to work as regional senior counsel responsible for the bank’s operations in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, and Syria. Robalino is planning on a three-year assignment during which she will be responsible for preparing and negotiating with government counterparts the legal agreements for the World Bank’s projects in the region and will advise teams on all legal aspects of the bank’s operations, including preparation, supervision, and project implementation. Robalino will be joined in Beirut by her husband, David Robalino, and their two dogs, Harper and Mephistopheles.

    • 11/22/2019

      Adam Wiedmann BA ’01 was featured in Architecture and Design magazine. He is a sculptor who works with metal to create enormous structures, which are displayed in numerous public parks and museums around the country, as well as on the Hewlett Packard campus in Palo Alto, California. Wiedmann says he was inspired to create by his experiences in Bruce West’s sculpture class at Lewis & Clark. 

    • 02/01/2018

      Adam Wiedmann BA ’01, a single father of two daughters, lives in St. Helena, California, in the heart of wine country. His primary career focus is in the arts as a sculptor and owner of Wiedmann Sculpture Studios. His contemporary abstract forms can be found worldwide. He also works closely with Dana Johnson BS ’81 and her organization NIMBUS Arts, a community arts center that is fostering the next generation of creative minds. Over the past few years, Wiedmann’s love of adventure has led him down the road of photojournalism. He has documented California’s devastating wildfires, and his images have appeared in ABC News reports, the LA Times, the Guardian, and other media. His sculpture work can be found at www.hammerswinger.com, and his powerful images of wildfires can be found on Instagram @napafirephotos.

    • 10/14/2016

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

    • 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.

    • 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
    • 01/28/2019

      Lisa Blee BA ’02 and Jean M. O’Brien have coauthored Monumental Mobility: The Memory Work of Massasoit (University of North Carolina Press, 2019). The book examines the complex history of Cyrus Dallin’s statue Massasoit, originally conceived as a memorial to the landing of the pilgrims in Plymouth, and investigates the bizarre duplications and proliferations of the work that later occurred. The statue’s history is used to draw parallels to the ways in which the historical memory of Indigenous people is commodified and consumed.

    • Monumental Mobility: The Memory Work of Massasoit

      Lisa Blee BA ’02 coauthors a text that examines the complex history of Cyrus Dallin’s statue Massasoit, which was originally conceived as a memorial to the landing of the pilgrims in Plymouth, and investigates the bizarre duplications and proliferations of the work that later occurred. The statue’s history is used to draw parallels to the ways in which the historical memory of Indigenous people is commodified and consumed. University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 288 pages.

      Posted 01/28/2019
    • 10/21/2019

      To Andrew Cody BA ’02 and his wife, Erin Elizabeth Cody, son Owen Michael Cody, August 15, 2019.

    • 07/08/2019

      Valisa Higman BA ’02 is an artist in Seldovia, Alaska. She works with cut and layered paper and is inspired by the natural world and her community. Higman was the featured artist for the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival in May 2019. She was also chosen as the 2019 Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence by the Chugach National Forest in Alaska. As a resident artist, Higman will travel and work alongside a forest ranger, assisting with their duties, stewardship projects, and public education.

    • 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
    • 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.

    • 11/01/2019

      Morgan Madison BA ’02, a glass artist, taught an eight-day master class in fall 2019 at Claudia Borella Glass Design in Whanganui, New Zealand. Madison says he made the “wonderful discovery” of the art form after holding a job in a glass factory following his graduation from Lewis & Clark.

    • 06/12/2018

      Kimo Nelson BA ’02, a Portland-area artist and organizer, is a recipient of the 2018 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Award. Nelson paints landscapes from the American West. His work has been shown nationally, including in New York City, Washington D.C., and Boston. Nelson received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

    • 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.

    • 02/08/2019

      Sam Perkins BA ’02 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. Perkins is technical director at Michael Curry Design, where he oversees the mechanical and technical aspects of all the firm’s projects.

    • 09/28/2017

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

    • 12/12/2019

      Neil Weare BA ’02 is founder and president of Equally American, a nonprofit dedicated to equality for all Americans. In December 2019, his organization obtained a significant victory when a federal judge ruled that denizens of the territory of American Samoa are U.S. citizens. Weare, attorney for the plaintiffs, expressed his satisfaction with the ruling but stated it was “the first step in what will likely be several more steps.” Unlike people born in the territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Northern Marianas, those born in American Samoa, a territory of the U.S. since 1900, are not granted citizenship at birth. “It doesn’t feel very good when the federal government says you’re American but not quite the same as other Americans,” said Weare to CNN.

    • 01/23/2020

      Marjorie Bell BA ’03 is now a graduate program administrator in the mathematics department at Harvard University.

    • 01/23/2020

      Marjorie Bell BA ’03 and Rich Perry, July 21, 2018, in Harvard, Massachusetts. Jamee Indigo Eriksen BA ’03 officiated. In attendance were Traci Harris Sanders BA ’03, Gaea Haymaker BA ’03, Maya Leib-Perry Class of ’20, Laura Czarniecki BA ’03, Mary Rieck BA ’02, Lynelle Tarter BA ’03, and Andrew Cody BA ’02.

    • 02/01/2018

      Emilia Carley-Roe Brasier BA ’03 works part time as the executive director of online outreach for Brasier Law, a family law practice in Portland. She also serves on the Parent Advisory Committee for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Emmanuel Hospital and volunteers with NICU Families NW.

    • 02/01/2018

      To Emilia Carley-Roe Brasier BA ’03 and Tommy Brasier BA ’04, daughter Aurora. She joins siblings Aiden, 11, and Audrey, 8.

    • 11/21/2017

      David Coulter BA ’03 is studying astrophysics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Last fall, Coulter and his team discovered the “first optical photons from a gravitational wave source.” Their research was published in the peer-reviewed journal Science in October 2017.

    • 01/23/2020

      John Gardner BA ’03 earned a PhD in higher education leadership from Colorado State University in May 2019. He now works as director of Title IX and training at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences.

    • 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.

    • 12/08/2017

      To Traci Harris Sanders BA ’03 and Kelly Sanders, daughter Lily Ann, July 20, 2017. Lily joins big brother Adam, June 5, 2014.

    • 02/01/2018

      To Gaea Haymaker BA ’03 and Alex Prater, daughter Ada Hughes Haymaker, March 2017. Big brother Eli, 3, looks forward to sharing his love of trucks, trains, planes, and great horned owls. Gaea works part time as an occupational therapist.

    • 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.

    • 06/28/2018

      Myah Moore Irick BA ’03 and Jaime Irick have relocated to Chicago. Myah works as an executive director in wealth management with JP Morgan’s Private Bank, and Jaime is president of Life Fitness. This June, they welcomed baby Quinn to the family, joining Fiona, age 4, and Aiden, age 2.

    • 01/23/2020

      Daniel Knox BA ’03 moved to Salt Lake City to pursue life happiness, skiing, and raising his family.

    • 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
    • 06/28/2018

      Liz Larter BA ’03 moved back home to Seattle in 2010 with her husband, Mike Palmer, and their rescue pup, Rocky Balboa. She works in communications marketing and enjoys running and landscape planning when life cooperates.

    • 12/08/2017

      Sonia Marie Leikam BA ’03 has been appointed a human rights commissioner for the City of Portland by Mayor Ted Wheeler.

    • 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.

    • 02/22/2019

      Amelia Nestler BA ’03 is celebrating five years of marriage with David Nestler and was recently promoted to senior environmental scientist at Northwest Green Chemistry.

    • 04/04/2019

      To Sarah Phan-Budd BA ’03 and Christopher Phan BA ’03, a daughter, Emilia Grace Phan-Budd, in December 2018. Emmy resides with her parents and brother Maxwell in the charming river town of Winona, Minnesota.

    • 06/28/2019

      To Sarah Phan-Budd BA ’03 and Christopher Phan BA ’03, a daughter, Emilia Grace Phan-Budd, in December 2018. Emmy resides with her parents and brother Maxwell in the charming river town of Winona, Minnesota.

    • 02/22/2019

      Annie Thomas BA ’03, who lives on the Island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, works as the Hawaiʻian resources librarian and interim director at Kapiʻolani Community College Library.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 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.

    • 02/22/2019

      Blake Androff BA ’04 is executive director of the U.S. House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. He previously worked as director of communications in the U.S. Department of the Interior under the Obama Administration. He recently purchased a house in Washington, D.C., with his fiance, Kerry McNellis.

    • 02/22/2019

      Catie O’Keefe Dargue BA ’04 was awarded an Individual Excellence Award for playwriting from the Ohio Arts Council. She has moved to Boca Raton, Florida, and started a new position as director of development at Nova Southeastern University.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • From the Fire: Ojai Reflects on the Thomas Fire

      Deva Gatica Temple BA ’04 coedits a collection of essays, poetry, prose and historical interviews alongside beautiful full-color photos of the Thomas Fire—the flames, the ashes, the community, and the regrowth. This book tells the story of fire through the lens of the human spirit. The writings are poignant first-person narratives of how individuals, families, neighborhoods, and the town of Ojai, California, responded to one of the largest wildfires in U.S. history. It is a testament to the power of community and a hopeful roadmap for how humanity can respond to the effects of climate change in a positive way. In the end, love wins. Self-published, 2018. 200 pages.

      Posted 12/10/2018
    • 12/29/2019

      Melissa Thaw BA ’04 and Alexander Gerodias, August 17, 2019.

    • 07/12/2018

      Diana Wiener Rosengard BA ’04, JD ’09 and her husband, David Rosengard JD ’15, LLM ’16, bought their first home in Saint Helens, Oregon, in October 2017. They promptly adopted two adorable rescue pitbulls, who keep them busy. David works at the Animal Legal Defense Fund and teaches as a adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Diana works as a senior manager at a global open-source technology company, while writing novels in her spare time. Her first novel, Spooked, a “New Adult supernatural noir,” is coming out in September 2018.

    • Spooked.

      Diana Wiener Rosengard BA ’04, JD ’09 has published Spooked., the first book in a new-adult noir series that “reads like an episode of Veronica Mars with a supernatural edge.” Set in Astoria, Oregon, the novel tells the story of childhood best friends Callie and Izzy, who enroll together at a small liberal arts college. When Izzy is killed by a hit-and-run driver, Callie is consumed with grief…and by a need to make the perpetrator pay. In her quest for the truth, she discovers more than she bargained for, and soon her own sanity is on the line.

      Posted 07/12/2018
    • 02/01/2018

      Peter Acker BA ’05 was recently appointed clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where his work focuses on global health and education. He and his wife recently welcomed their first son, Milo, into the world.

    • 06/27/2019

      Michele Anderson BA ’05 is a writer and advocate for the arts. Her opinion piece, titled “Go Home to Your ‘Dying’ Hometown,” was published in the New York Times on March 8, 2019. In the piece, Anderson describes her own experience returning to the small Minnesota town where she grew up within the context of the country’s urban-rural divide.

    • 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.

    • 10/13/2017

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

    • 02/01/2018

      Miya Barnett BA ’05 is an assistant professor of clinical psychology in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She was awarded a National Institute of Mental Health Early Career Award to improve access to evidence-based parent training programs for low-income Latinx families. She also directs the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Clinic at UCSB.

    • 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.

    • 02/01/2018

      Hannah Bryant BA ’05 lives in Northeast Portland and works for the City of Portland’s Design and Historic Resource Review team. She also has her own landscape design business, which keeps her design skills fresh. She is married to Cyrus Collins, whom she met at L&C in 2002. They have two children, ages 2 and 5.

    • 06/28/2018

      Alex Chapin BA ’05 moved to Salt Lake City in 2007 to attend graduate school at the University of Utah. He graduated in 2014 with a PhD in human genetics and now works for ARUP Laboratories (also in Salt Lake City) as a clinical variant scientist. In his free time, he enjoys everything Utah has to offer: “access to back-country skiing, mountain biking, and weak beer.”

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 09/28/2017

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

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 10/15/2019

      Nate Jones BA ’05, who was profiled in the winter 2018 issue of the Lewis & Clark Chronicle in an article titled “Freedom of Information Champion,” has joined the Washington Post’s investigative unit as Freedom of Information Act director, a new position.

    • 08/23/2019

      Zach Mann BA ’05 produced the film Low Low, written and directed by Nick Richey BA ’05. The film tells the story of four young women as they come to terms with the onset of adulthood and deal with their lives in underprivileged homes in Vancouver, Washington. It was screened at Portland’s Living Room Theater in September 2019 and has garnered positive reviews in the Los Angeles Times and Variety. The Times’ Noel Murray called it “a strong debut” that “shows a real compassion and understanding for these women.”

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 12/04/2018

      Caitlin Murphy Nash BA ’05, MA ’10, September 30, 2018, age 35. Nash worked as a child and family therapist for Lifeworks in Portland, counseling children and teens. She loved to host a yearly weekend “summer camp” for her friends at her home in Portland. Survivors include her husband, Paul; parents Michael and Nancy; siblings Ryan, Sarah, and Matthew; as well as many other family members and friends.

    • 08/23/2019

      Nick Richey BA ’05 wrote and directed his debut feature film, Low Low. The film tells the story of four young women as they come to terms with the onset of adulthood and deal with their lives in underprivileged homes in Vancouver, Washington. It was screened at Portland’s Living Room Theater in September 2019 and has garnered positive reviews in the Los Angeles Times and Variety. The Times’ Noel Murray called it “a strong debut” that “shows a real compassion and understanding for these women.” Zach Mann BA ’05 served as the film’s producer.

    • 10/29/2019

      Meghan Sinnott BA ’06 and her partner married in Portland on Leap Day, February 29, 2020, their first official anniversary, four years after their first date.

    • 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.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 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.

    • 05/07/2018

      Andrew Barnes BA ’07 completed his MBA in logistics and supply chain management from the Miller College of Business at Ball State University in December 2017.

    • 02/22/2019

      Dylan Beamer BA ’07 recently opened his own chiropractic office, called Bellingham Bay Chiropractic, in Bellingham, Washington. In addition to chiropractic services, he offers diet information, supplements, and laser treatments.

    • 05/15/2019

      Steve Brennan BA ’07 received the Outstanding Professional and Continuing Education Student Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association in March 2019. The award recognizes his exceptional scholarship, professional achievement, and community service. Brennan earned a master’s degree in integrated behavioral health from the College of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Minnesota in May 2018.

    • 06/28/2018

      Andrew Conner BA ’07 and Erin Conner BA ’07 have been living in Menlo Park, California, for the past five years. Andrew received his doctorate in physical therapy last spring from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland and is currently working at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Erin is finishing her dual medical residency in pediatrics and anesthesiology at Stanford and will be starting a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University in September 2018. The couple welcomed their son, Elliot, in March 2017. They look forward to moving back to Portland.

    • 06/28/2018

      Erin Conner BA ’07 and Andrew Conner BA ’07 have been living in Menlo Park, California, for the past five years. Erin is finishing her dual medical residency in pediatrics and anesthesiology at Stanford and will be starting a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University in September 2018. Andrew received his doctorate in physical therapy last spring from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland and is currently working at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. The couple welcomed their son, Elliot, in March 2017. They look forward to moving back to Portland.

    • 01/03/2019

      Devon Downeysmith BA ’07, after working for eight years as a bilingual marketing and public relations professional in nonprofit and agency settings, opened her own consulting business, Downeysmith Creative Marketing. Now in its third year, she is proud to have most recently led communications for the No On 105 Campaign, which worked to defeat a ballot measure that would have eliminated Oregon’s three-decade-old anti-racial profiling law, the oldest sanctuary state law in the nation. Downeysmith specializes in campaign and legislative issues. She was part of the team that passed the Clean Fuels Standard (a bill to reduce pollution from the transportation sector), the Coal to Clean bill (a law that transitions Oregon’s electricity grid off of out-of-state coal and onto renewable energy), and Senate Bill 433 to expand diagnostic and treatment services for low-income women with breast or cervical cancer. Currently, Downeysmtih is working on the Clean Energy Jobs bill, a piece of legislation to price and cap pollution from Oregon’s top emitters. She is also helping the National Osteoporosis Foundation (based in Washington D.C.) with a major rebranding effort and is again leading PR for Oregon’s largest running event, the Portland Shamrock Run. Downeysmith has a 3-year-old daughter, Diana, and lives in Forest Grove with her husband, Bryce.

    • 10/14/2016

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

    • 02/22/2019

      Craig Gilden BA ’07 started a new job as internship and employment developer at Southwestern University, north of Austin, Texas. He worked in education administration at UT-Austin for seven years prior and is excited to be working at a small liberal arts college that reminds him of L&C. He lives in Austin with his wife, Alyssa, and two kids, Joey (3) and Shayna (1).

    • 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.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

       

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 10/12/2019

      Andrew Kumpuris BA ’07 and Virginia Osborne, October 12, 2019, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

    • 08/03/2017

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

    • 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.

    • 11/26/2018

      To Jason Marrone BA ’07 and his wife, Jessica Black BA ’07, son James Christopher Marrone, November 26, 2018.

    • 06/28/2018

      Matt Masciocchi BA ’07 is pursuing a master’s degree in sports product management from the University of Oregon at Portland. Last summer, he headed to Vietnam to intern at a Nike footwear factory to help improve their sustainability practices.

    • 02/22/2019

      To Jarrod McCann BA ’07 and his wife, Charlotte, their first child, Millicent Gaia McCann. She is healthy and happy in her home in Napa County, California, where Jarrod and Charlotte live and work full time in the famous Napa Valley wine industry.

    • 06/15/2018

      Cailin O’Brien-Feeney BA ’07 has been named director of the State of Oregon’s newly created Office of Outdoor Recreation, a branch of Oregon’s Parks and Recreation Department. In his new position, O’Brien-Feeney leads a small team to promote legislation that improves public access to outdoor recreation. In addition to collaborating with tourism groups and organizations already working in the outdoor recreation industry, his team provides resources to land managers about how best to balance development and preservation of Oregon’s unique natural resources.

    • 10/10/2019

      Jennifer Phillips-Vanderberg BA ’07 is the new science director of the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Previously, she worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago, where she addressed pollution control issues affecting the Great Lakes.

    • 07/11/2019

      Averell Schmidt BA ’07 is a PhD candidate in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to his graduate studies, he traveled the world, working for public policy research organizations in Sri Lanka, Israel, Georgia, and Egypt; serving with the Peace Corps in Morocco; and fighting forest fires in the Sawtooth National Forest.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 06/28/2018

      Claire Smallwood BA ’07 is executive director and cofounder of SheJumps, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities. She’s been running the organization while also working as a private chef for the past 10 years but transitioned to full time at the nonprofit’s helm in summer 2018. Smallwood was named one of the “10 Women to Watch” by the Outdoor Industry Association in 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing and travels annually to South America for endless winters. She currently lives in Salt Lake City but is in the process of moving to Fernie, B.C., with her partner, Spencer.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 02/22/2019

      Austin Watson BA ’07 got engaged to Simone Aliya Weisman of Newton, Massachusetts, on top of Gannett Peak in the Wind River Range. Watson adds that he has been named to the “Top 10 Under 40” list by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He works in Bozeman, Montana, and lives on the many mountains, crags, and trails of the northern Rocky Mountains.

    • 07/08/2019

      Dan West BA ’07 is a legislative advocate for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Previously, he worked as a congressional liaison at NASA.

    • 10/14/2016

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

    • 02/01/2018

      Eric Atcheson BA ’08 recently stepped down as pastor of First Christian Church in Longview, Washington, after more than six years of service. He is continuing his doctor of ministry studies at Seattle University. His book, Oregon Trail Theology: The Frontier Millennial Christians Face—And How We’re Ready, is slated for release in fall 2018 by the publishing arm of the Episcopalian Church.

    • 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.

    • 12/04/2018

      To Eric Atcheson BA ’08 and his wife, Carrie Atcheson, daughter Sadie Lou Atcheson, October 17, 2018.

    • Oregon Trail Theology: The Frontier Millennial Christians Face—And How We’re Ready

      Eric Atcheson BA ’08 discusses the generation known as millennials and their unique approach to religion and faith. Born in the 1980s and 1990s, and often described as an inexplicable enigma by the media, millennials come across to some as a frustrating cadre of narcissists. Though likely to check the “none” box when asked about religion, they have entered into adulthood with a great deal of thought devoted to God, faith, and organized religion. Many also crave spiritual richness and inclusive community and are willing to move heaven and earth to find a place—online or in real life—to feel at home, much like the pioneers who set out on the original Oregon Trail. In this book, the iconic Oregon Trail computer game from MECC—and absorbing pursuit and a highly influential game for millennials born in the decade of the 1980s—is used as a template throughout to illustrate the journey of faith in which they, “the Oregon Trail generation,” now find themselves engaged as adults. While books have been written about ministering to millennial Christians, the perspective of Atcheson, a millennial pastor whose life story spans the gamut of the historic Oregon Trail, offers a fresh take on an oft-written-about concern for the wider church. Church Publishing, 2018. 160 pages.

      Posted 12/04/2018
    • 01/17/2019

      Chris Bailey BA ’08 is the micro-enterprise developer for Hacienda Community Development Corporation, which operates the Portland Mercado, a hub for Latino culture. He was awarded Willamette Week’s Skidmore Prize for his work at Hacienda’s business incubation program, where he has helped over 50 small businesses owned by people of color find their footing.

    • 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.

    • 12/06/2018

      Stephanie Beechem BA ’08 was recently promoted to speechwriter for the president of the University of California system, where she has worked since 2017. Previously, she spent six years in Washington, D.C., working as a political researcher in the Obama White House and the State Department.

    • 04/03/2019

      Nick Bjork BA ’08 has been named to Editor & Publisher magazine’s “25 Under 35” list for the next generation of newspaper industry leaders. Bjork is a group publisher with BridgeTower Media, which publishes the Daily Journal of Commerce in Portland and the Daily Reporter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    • 12/19/2019

      Amber Case BA ’08 is now a research fellow at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California. She examines the ethical implications of technology’s increasing influence on the lives of everyday people.

    • 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.”

    • 02/01/2018

      To Rafael Cuevas BA ’08 and Diana Freeburg BA ’08, son Milo, in December 2017. Cuevas and Freeburg were married in 2014 and live in San Francisco.

    • 01/23/2018

      Max Filter BA ’08 is co-owner and head brewer at Dual Citizen Brewing Company in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    • 12/08/2017

      Hunter Franks BA ’08 launched the nonprofit League of Creative Interventionists as an evolution of his public art practice, which he started in 2014.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 12/08/2017

      Hongda Jiang BA ’08 has been working in the field of IT security automation for industrial IoT (internet of things) devices. During his free time, he travels to Central America.

    • 11/13/2019

      Jason Korff BA ’08, who earned a master’s degree in library information science at the University of British Columbia, hopes to soon become a full-time librarian. Currently, Korff works at Standard Insurance in Portland.

    • 09/17/2019

      Rosalie Moffett BA ’08, assistant professor of English at the University of Southern Indiana and an award-winning poet, shared excerpts from her new poetry collection Nervous System (Ecco, 2019) during the Southern Indiana Reading Series in September 2019. She also delivered a poetry reading at Lewis & Clark in October 2019. 

    • 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.

    • 03/16/2018

      Matthew Nelson BA ’08 works for the State Department as an English language fellow in Pokhara, Nepal. He credits Tatiana Osipovich, professor emerita of Russian, for nurturing his interest in language and culture. It was on her advice that Nelson traveled to Russia to serve as a Fulbright teaching assistant after graduation.

    • 02/15/2017

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

    • 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.

    • 03/14/2018

      Kelly Rogala BA ’08 has found his calling bringing play to the world: He designs and runs high-tech scavenger hunts around the country for corporate teams. Rogala recently cofacilitated a weekend retreat with Digital Detox, which focused on healthy relationships with digital technology and the importance of play for adults.

    • 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.

    • 05/27/2019

      Sam Stigler BA ’08 writes: “I am pleased to announce that my wife and I welcomed a wonderful baby boy, Noah, in late July. He is now 10 months old and doing wellhe’s already close to standing on his own, and he enjoys making conversation with the words ‘a ba ba ba.’”

    • 04/17/2018

      To Whitney Tawney BA ’08 and Dan Fenn BA ’08, son Henry Philip Fenn, April 3, 2018. Making his entrance at 7 lbs., 20”, he is healthy and thriving. The family lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

    • 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.

    • 10/23/2017

      Corey Van Landingham BA ’08 and Christopher Kempf, July 8, 2017, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

    • 12/08/2017

      Victor Wu BA ’08 moved to Virginia after graduation to begin a career in consulting in the Washington, D.C., metro area. He enjoys physical activities and food.

    • 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.

    • 02/22/2019

      Rachael Berg BA ’09 is a city planner for the City of New Orleans, where she works on land use, zoning, and policy issues.

    • 01/23/2020

      David Berman BA ’09 moved to Laos with Tom Anderson BA ’09 to work for a small NGO focused on building schools and libraries. He then moved to Phuket, Thailand, to help students who were orphaned by the 2004 tsunami. After that, he joined the British International School, Phuket, where he now serves as the extended curriculum coordinator. A group of his students recently translated an educational program on recycling and waste, which has been introduced to local schools at no cost. Berman, who is married with a soon-to-be 3-year-old, welcomed another child in January 2020.

    • 02/22/2019

      Mary Bodine BA ’09, JD ’13 and Kai Watts BA ’11, in the Estate Gardens on Lewis & Clark’s campus.

    • 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.”

    • 11/16/2018

      Kimberly Fanshier BA ’09 has been named an Ignatian Scholar by Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. The award recognizes particularly promising members of the entering law school class, whose records reflect the Jesuit values of commitment to academic excellence and service to others.

    • 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.

    • 07/30/2019

      Sarit Gluz BA ’09 accepted the first full-time head swim coach position at Eastern Connecticut State University after spending the last five seasons as the assistant swim coach at Lewis & Clark College. She started the first men’s swimming program at ECSU in the 2019-20 season.

    • 01/23/2020

      Alex Hackbarth BA ’09 returned to the States in June 2019 after nearly two years in Afghanistan, where she was special advisor to the special inspector general for Afghanistan Reconstruction. While in Kabul, Hackbarth learned about the devastation the country’s multiyear drought had on the Afghan population and the threat it posed to U.S. national security interests. She now works in climate security.

    • 10/16/2019

      Dr. Alex Harsha BA ’09 earned her medical degree from the Harvard Medical School in Boston, and completed her residency at Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency in Martinez, California. She’s now a member of the medical staff at Lakewood Health System in Staples, Minnesota.

    • 07/03/2019

      Prachi Jha BA ’09 runs the digital magazine Daak, a preservation project that focuses on lost and forgotten writings and artwork from the Indian subcontinent. In April 2019, Jha gave a TEDx Talk at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce at the University of Delhi. In her talk, “The Extraordinary Power of Ordinary Stories,” Jha discussed the power of “small” stories and how the names nobody remembers in history books can have real power and influence on the tales we tell over time.

    • 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.

    • Myth, Masculinity & Me

      David Martin MA ’09 pens Myth, Masculinity & Me, a personal exploration of masculinity that analyzes the topic through a lens of mythic and poetic archetypes. Along the way, he offers readers a better understanding of what masculinity might mean to them and how it might affect their lives, for better and for worse. Dorrance Publishing Company, 2019. 532 pages.

      Posted 12/14/2019
    • 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).

    • 08/06/2018

      To Mary Davis McKay BA ’09 and her husband, Christopher McKay, son Forrest Christopher McKay, August 3, 2018. Forrest joins brother Patrick Montgomery, age 3.

    • 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.

    • 02/22/2019

      Laura Preston BA ’09, after spending eight years working internationally, says “it’s great to be back on the West Coast.” Now living in San Francisco, Preston is working for DPK, an international development consultancy firm, where she is putting her international affairs skills to good use. She supports projects around the world to advance the rule of law and justice for all.

    • 06/27/2019

      Peter Seilheimer BA ’09 taught in Austria for two years on a Fulbright award. After returning to Portland to teach in the German American School, he began graduate studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. He earned his master’s degree in international education management in 2016. Seilheimer now works as a trustees fellow for the School for International Training’s International Honors Program, providing administrative and community support for undergraduates as they travel to a variety of destinations studying public health, medical anthropology, and social justice.

    • 02/22/2019

      Ari Turrentine BA ’09 lives in Oakland, California, with her partner, Chris Olson BA ’10, and their cat. She is operations and program manager at Alma Connect, a technology nonprofit, which provides an app for community building and disaster resilience in Indonesia and around the world. She is also very active in the Bay Area’s Showing Up for Racial Justice chapter.

    • 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
    • 01/23/2020

      Thomas Youmans BA ’09, who graduated in 2009 with a double major in physics and economics, played tennis for the Pios and held the office of vice president of the student body from 2007–08. After graduating, Youmans served in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria; earned his MS in mathematics and statistics from Georgetown University; and worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He then launched Rhoman Aerospace, a start-up that creates car-size drones for autonomous medical evacuation and emergency resupply after natural disasters and for use on the army front lines.

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