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Class Notes - 2010s

2011

Leora Coleman-Fire J.D. joined the board of directors for Portland’s Q Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the area’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. Coleman-Fire is an associate with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and focuses her practice in the area of labor and employment law.

Jonah Geil-Neufeld B.A. is the editor and community manager for ICANNWiki.com, a resource for the Internet and domain name industry and community. He travels to three international conferences each year; his next stops are Buenos Aires, Singapore, and London.

Amalia Nilsson B.A. was recruited to a research team focusing on international business at the Department of Business Studies at Uppsala University in Sweden in September 2013.

Hong Loon Young B.A. is a recipient of the Japanese MEXT scholarship.

2012

Class Correspondent: Josh Cohn notes@lclark.edu

Jahnavi Caldwell-Green B.A. was one of six Lewis & Clark alumni who were part of the Liminal Performance Group’s production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town last fall in Portland. She played Emily Webb.

Jillian Johnson B.A. moved to southwest Ohio after accepting the position of admission counselor and campus visit coordinator at Antioch College. Founded in 1850, Antioch College is a small private liberal arts college that reopened in 2011 after a three-year closure. Johnson is helping rebuild admission programs from the ground up and feels Lewis & Clark prepared her well for the entrepreneurial and organizational challenges of joining a 160-year-old start-up nonprofit. She encourages any fellow Pios in the Dayton area to contact her through the alumni directory.

Ryan Mooney B.A. was one of six Lewis & Clark alumni who were part of the Liminal Performance Group’s production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town last fall in Portland. He served as assistant director.

Rachel Wolf B.A. started her Peace Corps service in El Salvador for community organization and economic development in July 2013.

2013

Spencer Byrne-Seres B.A. and Samantha Crane B.A. were selected to participate in the 18th Annual Recent Graduates Exhibition at Portland’s Blackfish Gallery in July 2013. The exhibit picks two top graduates from Oregon’s 15 universities and colleges to display their work outside an academic setting, often for the first time. Byrne-Seres built an apparatus with three cameras mounted to it: “I basically created a homemade Google street-view apparatus that would take photos of me as I walked down this street for two hours through Portland. And then from that I was able to make a stop-motion video.” Crane submitted a set of five black-and-white silver gelatin prints, accompanied by a book featuring more of her images. Her artist statement noted that “there is a conception that traditional photography is a form of truth or evidence, that it cannot be falsified, yet by being selective about what goes in front of the lens, the photographer controls what is documented, just as a person controls how an event is recorded into their memory.”

Nick Erickson B.A. and Corey O’Hara B.A. were two of six Lewis & Clark alumni who were part of the Liminal Performance Group’s production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town last fall in Portland. Erickson was the sound designer and O’Hara played George Gibbs.

Matthew “Tayo” Rugamba B.A. won Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs Rwanda’s prize for youth innovation and entrepreneurship by popular vote. Rugamba’s business, House of Tayo, “aims to showcase African sophistication, style, and flavor through contemporary, locally made clothing and accessories.”

Kelly Yelverton B.A. and friend Brooke Greene kayaked the inside passage from San Juan Island, Washington, to Skagway, Alaska, during summer 2013. Read about their adventures at www.paddlethepassage.com.

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