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Class of 2001

    • 06/24/2019

      Andrew Beckham BA ’98, MAT ’01, a high school ceramics teacher, makes wine with grapes he grows on his property. He also makes amphora, which are vessels made of terra cotta for aging wine. Beckham is perfecting his technique and hopes to soon craft a pot that can hold 250 gallons of wine. A pot that large would weigh 2,000 pounds.

    • 07/12/2019

      Sione Aeschliman BA ’01, a Portland-area editor and writer, is most interested in character-driven fiction that diverts from mainstream ideas in interesting and challenging ways. She is cohost of the podcast Novel Approaches and an editor with the Twitter community #RevPit, which hosts editing events and contests for writers throughout the year. Last summer, she hired Sam Pratt BA ’20 as an intern.

    • 10/14/2016

      Jules Bailey BA ’01 is the new chief stewardship officer for Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, a key player in the implementation of the Oregon Bottle Bill. Bailey says he “could not be more proud of working to keep Oregon’s roadways and beaches litter free and our state more beautiful.”

    • 10/14/2016

      Jennifer Cerasin MAT ’01 is an art instructor at Inza R. Wood Middle School in Wilsonville, Oregon. She was the winner of the 2016 Oregon Middle Level Art Educator of the Year Award.

    • 02/11/2019

      Bethany Dengler-Germain BA ’01 and her husband, Shaen Germain BA ’00, have been married more than 15 years; have two wonderful children, ages 3 and 11; and enjoy living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bethany is a biologist focusing on protecting endangered species and threatened habitats. Shaen is an experienced Waldorf teacher working at Credo High School teaching English. They love going to the beach, where Shaen still surfs any time he can, and Bethany still loves dancing. They treasure going to Oregon twice a year to visit friends and family and to attend favorite events like the Oregon Country Fair. They say hi to all their L&C friends and professors.

    • 06/27/2019

      Adam Dixon BA ’01 is the cofounder of Assembly Brewing in Portland, along with George Johnson. The brewery serves beer and Detroit-style pizza, both the domain of Johnson. Dixon describes his role as a “fixer,” keeping all the equipment and processes running smoothly. Assembly Brewing opened in March 2019.

    • 06/11/2018

      Andrew C. Hanson JD ’01 joined the environment, energy, and resources practice of Perkins Coie in the firm’s Madison office. Most recently, Hanson was a senior attorney with Alliant Energy Corporate Services, providing strategic advice on energy project acquisitions, development, and construction, and preparing regulatory filings that allowed the company to significantly expand its renewable energy resources. He previously held positions at the EPA, where he focused on matters related to the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Air Act. Hanson was a trial attorney with the DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division in Washington, D.C., from 2008 until late 2015, and was recognized by the DOJ and EPA for his work on high-impact environmental cases. He received his BS from the University of Michigan.

    • 07/28/2016

      Elizabeth E. Howard JD ’01 was named industry group leader for Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt’s natural resources group. Howard brings 15 years of experience practicing natural resources law and helping agriculture, forest product, and energy businesses navigate regulatory processes and succeed in legal proceedings.

    • 10/12/2015

      Bryan Kirkpatrick JD ’01 joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as the result of a merger between that firm and Stolowitz Ford Cowger in September 2015.

    • 05/27/2015

      Bryan Kirkpatrick JD ’01 was named a 2015 winner of the Client Choice Award for Intellectual Property—Patents for Oregon by International Law Office and Lexology.

    • 08/05/2019

      Anne Koch JD ’01 was elected president of the board of Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (OVLA). Koch replaces Professor Lydia Loren, who served in the position for five years. OVLA provides a pro bono legal clinic, workshops, and resources for low-income creatives and small arts nonprofits. Koch has served as treasurer and board member of OVLA since 2014. You can learn more about OVLA at

    • 01/07/2016

      Anne Koch JD ’01 joined the firm Wyse Kadish. Koch’s practice includes business and corporate transactions, as well as intellectual property protection and enforcement.

    • 05/27/2015

      David Koempel JD ’01 was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.

    • 04/04/2017

      Wade Lockett MAT ’01, previously vice principal and athletic director at Sandy (Oregon) High School, is now vice principal and athletic director at Silverton (Oregon) High School. He was also recognized by the Oregon Athletic Directors Association as the 2016 5A Athletic Director of the Year.

    • 10/23/2017

      Jonathan Lovvorn LLM ’01 was named the first policy director for Harvard Law School’s Animal Law and Policy Program on September 5, 2017. Lovvorn, who taught wildlife law at Harvard during the fall 2015 and fall 2016 terms, continues to serve as a lecturer and is teaching a new course this fall on farmed animal law and policy. He will collaborate with faculty, staff, fellows, and students to expand the program’s existing policy projects into longer-term initiatives, launch new policy initiatives, and help advance policy research and scholarship within the program.

    • 10/14/2016

      Sara McCarney MAT ’01 is the new principal at Stafford Primary School in the West Linn–Wilsonville (Oregon) School District.

    • 08/01/2018

      Randy McClure JD ’01, a principal of RHP Risk Management, an occupational safety and health consulting firm, spoke on February 26, 2018, at the California Wildfire Litigation Conference: Strategic Overview of the North Bay Fires. The conference looked at a variety of legal issues associated with the North Bay and Thomas fires. McClure’s presentation, provided an overview of residential risk assessment strategies and explored the many nuances associated with quantifying risk.

    • 10/14/2016

      Warren Murray BA ’01 has left Willamette University and is now a second-year graduate assistant at Central Washington University. He earned his master’s degree in percussion performance with an emphasis in orchestral conducting.

    • 04/17/2017

      Christine Reynolds JD ’01 was promoted to partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. She serves as bond, disclosure, and underwriter’s counsel on financings for state and local governments in the Pacific Northwest, including the State of Oregon. Reynolds serves on the Oregon Municipal Debt Advisory Commission and is a founding committee member of the Pacific Northwest Women in Public Finance Chapter, where she currently serves as vice president for membership. She is also the immediate past chair of the board of directors for the nonprofit Children First for Oregon.

    • 06/28/2018

      Natalia Robalino BA ’01, JD ’06 served for eight years as in-house senior counsel at the World Bank, handling HR, corporate, tax, and litigation matters as well as issues pertaining to the World Bank’s privileges and immunities. She is now moving to the World Bank’s office in Beirut, Lebanon, to work as regional senior counsel responsible for the bank’s operations in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, and Syria. Robalino is planning on a three-year assignment during which she will be responsible for preparing and negotiating with government counterparts the legal agreements for the World Bank’s projects in the region and will advise teams on all legal aspects of the bank’s operations, including preparation, supervision, and project implementation. Robalino will be joined in Beirut by her husband, David Robalino, and their two dogs, Harper and Mephistopheles.

    • 11/08/2019

      Heather R. Self JD ’01, October 22, 2019, age 43.

    • 02/01/2015

      Paul Trinchero JD ’01 was named an owner at Garvey Schubert Barer. Trinchero’s practice focuses on litigation related to real estate disputes, eminent domain, federal and state securities laws, commercial disputes, and intellectual property disputes.

    • 05/27/2015

      Karen Varney JD ’01 joined Reinisch Wilson Weier as an associate attorney. Varney has practiced workers’ compensation defense for employers and insurance carriers and other business litigation since 2001.

    • 11/22/2019

      Adam Wiedmann BA ’01 was featured in Architecture and Design magazine. He is a sculptor who works with metal to create enormous structures, which are displayed in numerous public parks and museums around the country, as well as on the Hewlett Packard campus in Palo Alto, California. Wiedmann says he was inspired to create by his experiences in Bruce West’s sculpture class at Lewis & Clark. 

    • 02/01/2018

      Adam Wiedmann BA ’01, a single father of two daughters, lives in St. Helena, California, in the heart of wine country. His primary career focus is in the arts as a sculptor and owner of Wiedmann Sculpture Studios. His contemporary abstract forms can be found worldwide. He also works closely with Dana Johnson BS ’81 and her organization NIMBUS Arts, a community arts center that is fostering the next generation of creative minds. Over the past few years, Wiedmann’s love of adventure has led him down the road of photojournalism. He has documented California’s devastating wildfires, and his images have appeared in ABC News reports, the LA Times, the Guardian, and other media. His sculpture work can be found at, and his powerful images of wildfires can be found on Instagram @napafirephotos.

    • 10/14/2016

      Jeremy Wilson BA ’01 is now a partner in Kirkland & Ellis’s New York office. His practice concentrates on patent litigation.

    • 02/01/2018

      Ursula Wolfe-Rocca MAT ’01, a high school teacher in Lake Oswego, Oregon, was featured in an article in the Atlantic regarding how we teach our young people about slavery in history courses. She discussed common misconceptions she encounters in her students.