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  • Lauren Brown
    LB
    • Lilly’s Hair Is Everywhere

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

      Posted 01/23/2017
  • DF
    • 09/18/2017

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

  • HF
    • 10/14/2016

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

  • KF
    • 11/02/2017

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

  • Haben Gebre Girma
    HG
    • 10/11/2017

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

    • 10/06/2017

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

    • 02/03/2017

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

  • ZK
    • 11/02/2017

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

  • SL
    • 06/19/2017

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

  • Jessica Mullins
    JM
    • 10/14/2016

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

    • 10/14/2016

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

    • 10/14/2016

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

  • MB
    • 10/30/2017

      Maia Boucher BA ’11 and Ben Perkins BA ’11, August 12, 2017 on Mount Hood in Oregon. Attendees included Matt Yelin BA ’11, Tessa Marzulla BA ’11, Andrew Quigley BA ’09, Lili Pill-Kahan BA ’11, Alex Beck BA ’11, Susan Su BA ’11, Robert Monteiro BA ’11, Claire Monteiro BA ’10, Hilary Gray BA ’10, Alice Longley Miller BA ’09, and Dan Miller BA ’09.

  • AD
    • 10/30/2017

      Alix Dixon BA ’11 graduated from Tulane University in 2016 with an MD/MPH. She is now back in Portland for the second year of her general surgery residency at Oregon Health & Science University.

  • CA
    • 10/30/2017

      Chessa Eckels Anderson BA ’11 is in her second year as a middle school science teacher at the Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School in Salem, Oregon, a school that focuses on conservation biology, community service, and field learning. She received her M.S. in teaching from Portland State University in 2015.

  • RE
    • 08/03/2017

      Rachel Erickson BA ’11 and Micah Cole-Wilkin, December 29, 2016. Theodore Stenmark BA ’13 and Laura Nash BA ’13 were in attendance.

  • EH
    • 10/30/2017

      Erika Harris BA ’11 has started a new job in Seattle as the communications director for Trust Women, an abortion provider network operating in underserved communities.

  • TM
    • 10/30/2017

      Tessa Marzulla BA ’11 earned a master’s degree in genetic counseling from the University of Michigan in April 2017. She has since moved back to the Pacific Northwest and now works as a prenatal genetic counselor at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. She lives with her fiancé, Andrew Quigley BA ’09, and cat Renly.

  • PM
    • 10/30/2017

      Paige McFeeley BA ’11 began a new job in August 2017 as sports information director at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. She’s responsible for promoting 14 NCAA Division II sports as well as rodeo.

  • CP
    • 10/30/2017

      To Carolyn Pursinger BA ’11 and Branden Pursinger BA ’12, daughter Natalie Amelia Pursinger, February 22, 2017. The family lives in Tualatin, Oregon.

  • BB
    • 02/15/2017

      Barra Brown BA ’12, who studied classical flute in the music department, has been teaching music and is now primarily touring and gigging. He has toured with Shook Twins (now his full-time gig), Ages and Ages, Morning Ritual, and Alameda. He has personal projects as well, including Korgy & Bass and the Barra Brown Quintet and Trio. He’s released two records as a leader with PJCE Records and two records with Cavity Search Records since graduating. This year, Brown will release his third album with Cavity Search Records and is finishing up two more. “I still live in Portland, and I’m engaged to Maya, whom I met at L&C.”

  • JL
    • 02/15/2017

      Jade Lansing BA ’12 spent two years in Beirut, Lebanon, working for the United Nations and two years as the manager of a small ethnographic field school in Agadir, Morocco. She recently moved to Thailand to work as a freelance copywriter and online ESL instructor.

  • JP
    • 10/27/2017

      Julie Peterson BA ’12 received her MA in public history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2016. A consulting historian based in Fort Collins, Colorado, she has published reviews and articles in The Public Historian and Museums & Social Issues. Her most recent project was working as a researcher and exhibit developer for History Colorado in Denver, developing content for a new core exhibit titled “Zoom In: The Centennial State in 100 Objects,” which opened in November 2017.

  • AS
    • 09/22/2017

      Anna Spackman BA ’12, a singer-songwriter, performed at a concert benefiting Planned Parenthood in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in summer 2017.

  • MS
    • 02/15/2017

      Megan Spence BA ’12 is a social worker in Kitsap County, Washington.

  • RW
    • 10/30/2017

      Rachel Wolf BA ’12 completed three years in the Peace Corps and is now in her second year of grad school studying international development at the Josef Korbel School for International Studies at the University of Denver. She was recently selected as a Barton Institute Social Enterprise Fellow and will spend the year with her cohort learning about social enterprises through mentorship, a pilot course, and an internship with a local organization. Wolf spent last summer in Rio de Janeiro on a research internship, which gave her plenty of free time to learn Portuguese, join a beach boxing group, and introduce her new friends to lots of homemade baked goods.

  • DA
    • 06/21/2017

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

  • JD
    • 10/11/2017

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

  • GG
    • 09/18/2017

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

  • MR
    • 02/15/2017

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

  • KB
    • 10/14/2016

      Kathleen Burckhardt BA ’14 has finished her master of publishing degree at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, and recently moved back to Portland after a stint at Penguin Random House Canada. She is working as a freelance editor and writer.

  • KG
    • 10/14/2016

      Katie George BA ’14 was a participant in the Astoria (Oregon) Visual Arts artist-in-residence program. In the past, her work focused on realistic scientific illustrations, but more recently, she has worked in pyrography (wood burning), watercolor, oil, ink, and even pottery and sculpture. George hopes to capture the natural essence of a thing and to “remind the viewer of the importance of conservation, of the treasures of the natural world, and of what remains to be discovered.”

  • Maya Gold
    MG
  • HA
    • 10/09/2017

      Henock Ashenafi BA ’15 has joined the NGO Jhpiego in Baltimore, Maryland, as an SQL programmer. Jhpiego is an international organization that works to improve the lives of women and newborns in more than 40 countries. Ashenafi helps manage the organization’s data warehouse.

  • JB
    • 10/14/2016

      Jake Bartman BA ’15 has left his position as a reporter at the Wilsonville Spokesman to focus on applying to graduate programs, pursuing his goal of becoming a professor.

  • SB
    • 10/14/2016

      Sasha Bishop BA ’15 received the first-place prize at the International Congress of Arachnology for her poster presentation, which focused on a fascinating and under-researched group of spiders known as ochyroceratids.

  • LC
    • 10/14/2016

      Lily Clarke BA ’15 is traveling the world from Montana to Nepal to study mushrooms. “I want to inspire people to study the obscure,” says Clarke, “we’re finding that the obscure is becoming more and more important.”

  • Walker Davis
    WD
  • AK
    • 10/14/2016

      Alex Kraemer BA ’15 is on track to complete his studies at the University of Cambridge, where he is pursuing a two-year graduate program as a Davies-Jackson Scholar. His work deals with Anglo-American interactions in the Pacific, a topic he researched while at Lewis & Clark. After Cambridge, Kraemer plans to return to the United States and pursue a PhD.

  • SM
    • 09/29/2017

      Sullivan MacKintosh BA ’15 works at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, Oregon, as a summer theatre workshop instructor. Last summer, she was awarded the 2017 Judie Hanel Award for outstanding contributions to the theatre arts. The award was presented at the end of a run of Twelfth Night, directed by MacKintosh, which was geared toward younger audiences and starred high school students. MacKintosh has also written and directed an original play for the center, as well as directed plays for the holiday season.

  • KN
    • 10/14/2016

      Kayla Nachtsheim BA ’15 spent her second consecutive summer in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Last year, she and Valcourt Honore BA ’17 worked to lay the foundation for a computer literacy program that would be self-sustaining. They succeeded, and this past summer was spent working with Haiti’s first solar company, Enersa, to address the program’s access to electricity.

  • ER
    • 10/14/2016

      Eva Ramey BA ’15 is a teacher for the Traveling School, a nonprofit based in Bozeman, Montana, that seeks to empower young women through an experiential overseas high school semester. She spent the fall semester in southern Africa.

  • JS
    • 10/16/2017

      Joel Schooler BA ’15 is pursuing a PhD in cognitive psychology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Last spring, he interned at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a tech research and development company, where he worked on the Fittle project, a health app.

  • Reham Bahauddin
    RB
  • MC
    • 10/31/2017

      Michelle Coombs Pavón BA ’16 is currently attending the University of Colorado at Denver, where she is a graduate student in clinical mental health counseling with a multicultural emphasis. Once licensed, Coombs Pavón hopes to provide services to minority populations and advocate for social justice issues.

  • Kristina Dill
    KD
  • SF
    • 10/31/2017

      Sophia Freuden BA ’16, a Fulbright recipient, recently returned from Kazan, Russia, where she was stationed as an English teaching assistant. After braving the Russian winter, she returned to the States in late June and is now working as a legal assistant in Portland. Freuden also manages Arbitror, an economics and policy publication, with 30 other young scholars worldwide, including several L&C alums.

  • DG
    • 10/31/2017

      Danni Green BA ’16 is currently living with a host family in Saarbrücken, Germany, as an ambassador to the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals. In the yearlong program, Americans take language courses, attend university classes, do volunteer work, and pursue an internship while Germans do the same in the United States. Although the program is political in nature, it is organized around the goal of cultivating cultural understanding between Germans and Americans.

  • MH
    • 02/15/2017

      Marley Hauser BA ’16 volunteers for SheWinS, a Vermont-based foundation that empowers young girls in South Africa through sports. In January 2017, Hauser departed for Memel, South Africa, for a three-month stay as a soccer coach. Hauser will also serve as an academic mentor and a women’s reproductive rights advocate.

  • MJ
    • 10/14/2016

      Marlón Jiménez Oviedo BA ’16 appeared in Broken Promises, a play by Olga Sanchez, last fall at the Phoenix (Arizona) Theater. Based on the true stories of teen women lured into prostitution and pornography, the play provides an opportunity to discuss health and sex in low-income communities.

  • LK
    • 10/31/2017

      Leann Knapp BA ’16 has been working for state representative Teresa Alonso Leon, who represents Oregon House District 22. Knapp first started out as field director for the legislator’s 2016 election campaign, which was eventually endorsed by President Barack Obama. She is proud to work for Alonso Leon, who is the daughter of migrant farmworkers and Oregon’s first immigrant legislator.

       

  • CL
    • 10/31/2017

      Claudia Lew BA ’16 is an intern in the Presidio Trust’s media relations department. As an intern, Lew assists with media outreach and coverage; event coordination; and activities and programming for the Presidio, a national park in San Francisco.

  • CO
    • 02/15/2017

      Corey O’Neill BA ’16 spent a portion of fall 2016 working with NextGen Climate, an organization that works to raise awareness of climate change on college campuses.

  • EO
    • 10/31/2017

      Ellie Olitsky BA ’16 completed a summer sculpture residency at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also traveled to Singapore, where she worked for Art Stage Singapore, a premier art fair. After the fair ended, Olitsky recalled her overseas study experience in Beijing, which led her to a job with a start-up gallery in Shanghai. She is excited to begin working and taking on new challenges at the pop-up gallery.

  • JS
    • 10/09/2017

      Julian Strachan BA ’16 is currently in Bologna, Italy, attending the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

  • ET
    • 10/14/2016

      Emily Thompson BA ’16 was nominated for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Woman of the Year Award.

  • JW
    • 10/14/2016

      Joe Williams BA ’16 was featured in a news story on CBS San Francisco KPIX 5 after graduation. Williams was the first in his family to attend and graduate from college, and the story delves into his success despite challenging circumstances in his younger life.

  • CB
    • 02/15/2017

      Cassandra Broadwin BA ’17 is running a fundraiser to build a movie theatre in rural Madhya Pradesh, India. As a Dinah Dodds Endowment recipient, Broadwin spent her time studying abroad in India working to produce a documentary film about Janwaar Castle, a skate park in Madhya Pradesh that has had a large impact on the lives of the villagers. Now that the film is complete, she hopes to bring it back to the village for a screening. The fundraiser can be found at www.gofundme.com/namaskate.

  • EC

    Erin R. Carlson BA ’17, July 24, 2017, age 22. A music lover, Carlson played and wrote her own music on the piano and guitar. She was also a painter, illustrator, and writer of poetry and prose. When she wasn’t enjoying or creating art, she spent time with nature. Her favorite destination was Yellowstone National Park, where she hoped to one day work as a geochemist. Survivors include her parents, Scot and Chris, and her sister, Lauren.

  • Katie Kowal
    KK
  • Jessica Rosenblatt
    JR
  • Burnley Truax
    BT
  • Hamdan Alameri
    HA
  • SB
  • Zane Dundon
    ZD
  • Isabella Irtifa
    II

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