Julie Kuchepatov (nee Ratko) ’91

After her graduation from Lewis & Clark, Julie worked in the Russian Far East before becoming Director of Russian Operations at the Ponoi River Company where she worked for almost 10 years.  This position at the most successful sport fishing lodges in Russia allowed her to gain valuable tundra experience and fine-tune her Russian language skills.  After earning her MA in communication at Portland State University a few years later, she joined the Wild Salmon Center in Portland, Oregon, where she managed the sustainable fisheries work on Sakhalin.  She now works for Ocean Outcomes which also has a Russian Department:  http://www.oceanoutcomes.org/who-we-are/our-team/