Class of 1987
Carol Timm ’87 graduated from Lewis & Clark with a B.A. in Business and Administrative Studies. She later attended Cornell Law School, where she graduated Cum Laude with a specialization in international legal studies.
During her time at Lewis & Clark, Carol was recognized as a Presidential Scholar, received the Paul Barney Prize, was named Outstanding Senior Woman and was nominated for the school’s top academic award, the Renne Ratte. She was also selected by Oregon Business magazine as one of the top ten business students for the state. A member of the volleyball team throughout her years at L&C, Carol played on the Hall of Fame-inducted 1986 squad which came in second in the NCAA national championships. Carol was also active in student government, the jazz choir and rowed crew. Carol participated in the Scotland program during her junior year and is lifelong friends with her homestay family.
Carol was employed by Xerox as a financial manager before enrolling in Cornell Law School. While earning her J.D., Carol attended the Institute of International and Comparative Law in Paris, France, which was co-sponsored and hosted by the Sorbonne. She and her teammate also won the William C. Vis International Moot Court Competition in Vienna, Austria, besting teams from around the world. Following law school, Ms. Timm joined the firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a law firm specializing in technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises located in Palo Alto, California. She worked for the firm from 1997 to 2014. She is now pursuing new adventures in Portland, Oregon.
Her husband, Geoffrey, is an alum of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Law School. Carol and Geoffrey have two sons, Sacha and Will.