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    • 02/08/2018

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

    • 02/01/2018

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

    • 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
    • 02/09/2018

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

    • 09/18/2017

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

    • 10/14/2016

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

    • 10/13/2017

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

    • 03/02/2018

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

    • 10/11/2017

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

    • 10/06/2017

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

    • 02/03/2017

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

    • 06/28/2018

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

    • 01/11/2018

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

    • 10/13/2017

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

    • 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.

    • 02/08/2018

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

    • 02/01/2018

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

    • 11/13/2017

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

    • 10/14/2016

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

    • 10/14/2016

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

    • 10/14/2016

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

    • 02/01/2018

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

    • 02/01/2018

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

    • 06/28/2018

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

    • 02/01/2018

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

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 02/01/2018

      Katie Dahlhausen BA ’11 married her partner, Matthew, while scuba diving off the coast of Maui on August 29, 2017. They currently live in Davis, California.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 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.

    • 12/07/2017

      Jonah Geil-Neufeld BA ’11 and Annie Fassler BA ’11, September 23, 2017, in Chicago, by Susan McBerry (instructor in voice at L&C). Attendees included Mac Cooper BA ’09, Carmelle Cooper BA ’12, Emilie Sanchez BA ’11, Kylie Della BA ’10, Walt Javins BA ’11, Terra Leifer BA ’10, Elizabeth Bartholomew BA ’11, Sophie Duba BA ’11, Andrew Erickson BA ’14, Sierra Bertolone-Smith BA ’15, Carolyn Pursinger BA ’11, Branden Pursinger BA ’12, Alison Stake BA ’11, and Dylan Peden BA ’10.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 02/01/2018

      Walt Javins BA ’11 and Kylie Della BA ’10, September 17, 2016, in McCall, Idaho. Soon thereafter, they set off on a year of traveling and working abroad. Their adventures led them through Thailand, New Zealand, Japan, Portugal, France, and the Netherlands, all while working remotely with clients and coworkers back in the Pacific Northwest. Wanderlust sated, they’re thrilled to be settling down once again in their home in Seattle.

    • 02/01/2018

      Rachel Klabunde BA ’11 received her MS in global health and population from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in May 2017. During the 2017-18 academic year, she is on a Harvard travel fellowship in Chile, where she is studying adolescent smoking. In summer 2017, she married the love of her life, Hector, in Medford, Oregon.

    • 06/13/2018

      Ben Larson BA ’11 is a fixture in the Portland music world. He currently sings and plays mandolin and guitar for the Ben Larsen Band, Crow and the Canyon, and The Giraffe Dodgers.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 06/07/2018

      Katherine Paul BA ’11, who performs as Black Belt Eagle Scout, has released her first solo album, Mother of My Children. She recently received a shout-out in Willamette Week’s “Best of Portland” issue. Since studying at Lewis & Clark, Paul has performed with various local bands, including Genders and Forest Park. Her desire to go her own way stemmed from a need to branch out creatively. “I wanted to feel fulfilled and to flourish in music,” she said in an interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting.

    • 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.

    • 06/28/2018

      Katherine Shores BA ’11 recently earned her DVM from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. A longtime advocate for homeless and neglected animals, Shores has worked as a veterinary technician at the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago and spay/neuter programs in the Caribbean and Costa Rica. She plans on pursuing a career in shelter medicine.

    • 06/28/2018

      Hannah Somhegyi BA ’11 earned a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University in May 2018. Over the summer, she biked across Norway before moving back to Portland. Somhegyi plans to pursue data science and continue her freelance work as a visual designer. She helps scientists explore and communicate their data using visualizations and illustrations.

    • 03/13/2018

      Nora Apter BA ’12, who works as an environmental advocate and lobbyist for the National Resources Defense Council, was quoted in a New York Times article about the conservation of endangered species. Apter discusses the conflict around proposed policies that will make it more difficult for activists to protect vulnerable species.

    • 02/09/2018

      Kaye Blankenship BA ’12 is scenic designer for This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing at CoHo Productions in Portland. Blankenship has designed scenes, lighting, and props for a variety of shows around Portland, including Flora and Ulysses at Oregon Children’s Theatre and Carnivora at Theatre Vertigo. She is a founding company member of CoHo.

    • 01/10/2018

      Trevor Bloom BA ’12, a botanist at the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative and a wildlife guide for Brushbuck Guide Services, wants to make the conversation around climate change more hopeful and productive. Via the Wildflower Watch project, he and his colleagues are getting help from everyday folks to gather data on plants at Blacktail Butte, part of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Their data goes into a national database and is studied at the local level.

    • 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.”

    • 02/01/2018

      Fiona Corner BA ’12 was recently elected to serve as the marketing and promotions coordinator for the Northwest Association of Student Affairs Professionals, the oldest regional college student personnel organization in North America. Fiona currently serves as a residence hall coordinator at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.

    • 02/01/2018

      Anne Koenning BA ’12 is based in Portland and is the director of enrollment at Carpe Diem Education, an educational organization offering experiential gap year programs abroad. She recently launched Intrepid Gap, an educational consulting firm designed to support students and families through the gap year process.

    • 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.

    • 01/22/2018

      Hannah McCain BA ’12 joined Rinck Advertising in Lewiston, Maine, as a digital and web developer.

    • 02/01/2018

      Casey Newbegin BA ’12 earned her MS in information studies, with a focus in museum studies, at the University of Texas at Austin in 2016. Last year, she moved to New York City, where she is the studio manager for a private art restoration company. She has maintained connections with Lauren Lederman BA ’12 (her first-year roommate) and Claire Wasserman BA ’12 (their dorm neighbor).

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 09/22/2017

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

    • 02/15/2017

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

    • 11/19/2017

      Phoebe Stoner BA ’12 is a city councilor in Laramie, Wyoming.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 02/01/2018

      Jessica Wynn-Grant BA ’12 married the love of her life and began an MSW program at California State University at East Bay to pursue her dream to be a clinical social worker.

    • 06/28/2018

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

    • 06/21/2017

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

    • 10/11/2017

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

    • 06/28/2018

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

    • 09/18/2017

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

    • 12/06/2017

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

    • 03/21/2018

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

    • 04/10/2018

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

    • 06/28/2018

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

    • 02/15/2017

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

    • 06/28/2018

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

    • 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.

    • 02/08/2018

      Tyler Church BA ’14 has left his position as a political analyst in i360’s analytics and testing department to serve as the Great Lakes regional data director for the Republican National Committee. He loves connecting with any alums working for or interested in the Republican/Conservative campaign network.

    • 03/21/2018

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

    • 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.”

    • 03/21/2018

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

    • 02/12/2018

      Jake Simonds BA ’14, an actor, writer, and performer, has spent the last year touring his solo show …like nobody’s watching. He’s made stops at Fringe Festivals in New Orleans, Australia, and New York City and has plans to take the show to Ottowa. The show, which Simonds performs accompanied only by a chair, a rope, and a ball named Spalding, explores isolation and loneliness.

    • 03/21/2018

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.”

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 11/22/2017

      Lisa Muñoz BA ’15, who works as a manager at Dog River Coffee in Hood River, Oregon, was a panelist at the Sense of Place forum. The panelists discussed the Latino community and their experiences in the Columbia Gorge. The event was organized by Lynn Orr, executive director of the Hood River History Museum, and Natalia Fernandez of Oregon State University.

    • 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.

    • 05/14/2018

      Eva Ramey BA ’15 led a student group from the Watershed School of Boulder, Colorado, on a trip to Hawai‘i. While there, the group visited Jack’s Diving Locker, where they learned about manta rays and were guided through a snorkel and scuba lesson by Keller Laros BA ’85.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 06/25/2018

      Mason Wordell BA ’15, a member of the a cappella group B-Side Book Club, is excited to announce that the singers will be flying to Los Angeles in mid-July to compete in the semifinals of the 2018 International Championship of A Cappella Open (“The Open”). The group will be the sole representative of the Pacific Northwest and will face groups from Colorado, Arizona, and California. The winning groups from each region move on to compete in a final round at Carnegie Hall. Do you live in LA? Join B-Side at the 2018 Open West Semifinal on Saturday, July 14 (for ticket information, visit https://varsityvocals.com).

      B-Side Book Club is an a cappella group founded in 2015 by Lewis & Clark alumni who participated in a cappella during their undergraduate years. The group has performed for All Classical Portland; collaborated with Third Rail Repertory Theatre; won the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition; placed second in the regional Harmony Sweepstakes; and has performed at multiple festivals and private events around the Pacific Northwest. Members include Kushi Beauchamp BA ’16; Sierra Bertolone-Smith BA ’15; Charlie Best BA ’15; Kimo Camat; Siani Donnellan BA ’15; Andy Erickson BA ’14; Becky Friedman BA ’16; Adriana Hinojosa Hernandez BA ’15; Alison Noe BA ’14, MAT ’17; Robert Pirtle BA ’14; Trevor Sargent BA ’16; Louis Umbarger BA ’15; Sam Wellender BA ’16; and Wordell. For more information, check out www.bsidebookclub.com.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 06/01/2018

      Caleb Diehl BA ’16 is a reporter for Oregon Business magazine. In June 2018, he served as the magazine’s embedded reporter on a trade mission to Bangkok, Thailand. He accompanied a contingent from Business Oregon, Prosper Portland, and eight small renewable energy companies as they represented the state at ASEAN sustainable energy week, one of the largest renewable energy conferences in Southeast Asia.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

       

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 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.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 10/09/2017

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

    • 10/14/2016

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • 06/28/2018

      Andrea Dean BA ’17 works at Amazon as a software development engineer for the Amazon Go team. She says she wanted to utilize her knowledge and skills related to computer vision and machine learning. Dean credits Iva Stavrov, associate professor of mathematical sciences, and Peter Drake, associate professor of mathematical sciences, with inspiring and assisting her on her path to success. “Ultimately,” says Dean, “I hope to ensure we’re using technology to create a more just society.”

    • 03/21/2018

      Jessica Meyerzon BA ’17, who double-majored in international affairs and foreign languages (Spanish and Russian), received a Fulbright English Teaching Award, which funded one year of living and working in Belarus. She currently teaches English language courses at the Baranovichi State University, gives lectures on American culture at local schools, and leads the Baranovichi Library English Club. Meyerzon’s experiences in Belarus are described in more detail in her blog, https://fulbrightinbelarus.wordpress.com.

    • 12/14/2017

      Juliet Wilhelm BA ’17 joined the Technology Services Center at Portland State University’s Graduate School of Education as a technology support specialist.

    • 06/28/2018

      Makayela Johnson BA ’18, a hip-hop artist in Portland who performs as KayelaJ, was profiled in Willamette Week and appeared at the PDX Pop Now! festival in July 2018.

    • 06/28/2018

      Nina Oishi BA ’18 was selected by Lewis & Clark faculty members to receive the American Association of University Women Senior Woman Recognition Award. Oishi cites Associate Professor Heather Smith-Cannoy and Assistant Professor Elizabeth Bennett as some of her “brilliant role models in the international affairs department.” Oishi has already moved to Boston to work for a nonprofit that focuses on national consumer healthcare advocacy.

    • 06/21/2018

      Eric Sauer BA ’18 was a participant in the prestigious Western States Ultra, the oldest 100-mile trail race in the world. Beginning in Squaw Valley, California, runners climb more than 18,000 feet then descend over 22,000 before reaching the finish line in Auburn, California. Sauer finished 162nd after more than 26 hours on the road.

    • 04/25/2018

      Harrison Smith BA ’18, the multi-instrumentalist behind the artful punk project Turtlenecked, released High Scores of the Heart in April 2018. His new release landed him a mention in NPR Illinois’ “Songs We Love” feature. Smith, a prolific songwriter, produced High Scores shortly after his 2017 album Vulture. Both albums, along with earlier recordings, can be found on the Turtlenecked Bandcamp page, https://turtlenecked.bandcamp.com.

    • 06/28/2018

      Kate Smock BA ’18 was the recipient of the 2018 Rena J. Ratte Award, which recognizes outstanding academic and personal achievement. Smock, a nontraditional student, transferred to Lewis & Clark from community college. She was soon offered the opportunity to intern with NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, where she developed a fundraising guide for the Safe Travels Fund to assist donors contributing to women seeking access to health care. She plans to continue research on transnational gentrification, and ultimately, to pursue a PhD in sociology.

    • 04/30/2018

      Jackson Thein BA ’18 is attending the University of Edinburgh, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in public health. “I’m very excited to see what this path will hold for me.”

    • 05/15/2018

      Shelby Ziccardi BA ’18 was a recipient of the 2018 NCWIT Collegiate Award, which honors exceptional accomplishments in computing by undergraduate and graduate women. Ziccardi’s project, “Individual Calibration of Redirected Walking Thresholds in Virtual Reality,” focuses on the VR problem of presenting users with large virtual spaces when the actual spaces they occupy are very limited. Her project addresses this problem by tricking the brain, increasing immersion and depth of experience. The result is quick and accurate calibration of the VR experience, tailored to the individual.

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