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Class of 2006

  • CAS class correspondent: Craig Beebe BA ’06

    “’I started out for God knows where,’ the late Tom Petty sang. ‘I guess I’ll know when I get there.’ Wherever your road has taken you, people want to know. Share your big discovery, new arrival, or incredible journey. Just drop me a line.”

    -June 2018

    • 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.

    • 06/28/2018

      Alyssa Babin BA ’06 earned her JD, with specializations in environment and public interest law, from Golden Gate University School of Law. She is currently the executive director at Wild and Scenic Rivers and lives in Brookings, Oregon, with her dog, Osa. Babin is building a tiny house on wheels. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys being a foster mom and playing the ukulele.

    • 10/13/2017

      Amelia Blakeman BA ’06 founded an eponymous clothing line in 2011 and opened a storefront on Portland’s Northeast Alberta Street in 2013. In addition to her own line of clothing and jewelry, the shop features clothing by independent designers from across the country. Last June, Blakeman was listed among the “top 10 Portland fashion designers to watch” by Culture Trip.

    • 02/01/2015

      Elizabeth Bonucci JD ’06 was named a Rising Star in the employment and labor law category. Bonucci represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, wrongful termination, workplace harassment, and wage and hour claims. Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, she was an assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice, where she defended sexual harassment, discrimination, civil rights violation, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. Bonucci has experience litigating a broad range of matters in both state and federal courts.

    • 10/13/2017

      Shannon Brady BA ’06 completed a PhD in developmental and psychological studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Education last June. Her dissertation is titled “A Scarlet Letter? Institutional Messages about Academics Can, But Need Not, Elicit Shame and Stigma.” She is continuing postdoctoral research at Stanford and living in nearby Menlo Park, California, with husband James Atkin BA ’06.

    • Hello, Bicycle: An Inspired Guide to the Two-Wheeled Life

      Anna Brones BA ’06 offered an illustrated guide to the world of bicycles and cycling, with practical information on bike buying, riding, and maintenance, as well as suggestions on how to better enjoy your wheels.

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • 09/01/2014

      Gillian Bunker JD ’06 was named shareholder at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt. Bunker’s practice focuses on the preparation, prosecution, and commercialization of U.S. and foreign utility and design patents. Assisting start-ups, established companies, universities, and other research institutions, she provides advice ranging from patent procurement and protection to due diligence analyses, technology transfer, licensing, and strategic planning and counseling. She handles a variety of technologies, including mechanical devices, medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and chemistry.

    • 07/12/2016

      Chad Colton JD ’06 was named a 2016 Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Colton is a trial lawyer with Markowitz Herbold, a boutique business litigation firm headquartered in Portland.

    • 06/28/2018

      Aimee Craig BA ’06, a communications strategist in Portland, serves a variety of public and nonprofit clients, particularly in education. She created and hosts “Who Died?” a podcast exploring real people’s lives and deaths through the voices of loved ones. Aimee and BJ Abe BA ’06, a middle school math teacher, are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary in 2018 with their two sons, Ben and Milo.

    • 10/14/2016

      Anne Daniels BA ’06 has joined the faculty at Wilmington College, in Wilmington, Ohio, as assistant professor of history.

    • 09/01/2014

      Elisa Dozono JD ’06 was chosen to be one of 10 Japanese Americans in the 2014 Japanese American Leadership Delegation, which traveled to Japan to engage with leaders in the business, government, academic, nonprofit, and cultural sectors. Dozono focuses her practice on business litigation and government relations.

    • 10/13/2017

      Whitney Edmunds BA ’06 and Nick Swann BA ’07, September 3, 2017, at Crag Rut Hut above the orchards of Hood River, Oregon. Beka Feathers BA ’06 was maid of honor and David Harrelson BA ’07 was best man. Amanda Delzer Hill BA ’07 and Elana Pirtle-Guiney BA ’06 served as bridesmaids, and Xan Harwood-Karlik BA ’07 and Gabe Nagler BA ’07, MAT ’14 were groomsmen. Nearly two dozen Lewis & Clark alumni were present for the ceremony.

    • 10/14/2016

      Evan Farr BA ’06 is working at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, as a visiting assistant professor of humanities and global issues.

    • 10/13/2017

      Beka Feathers BA ’06 and Chelsea Spangler, October 7, 2017, beneath the sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park near Arnold, California. The ceremony was officiated by Megan Essman BA ’07. Ryan Essman BA ’06 and Whitney Edmunds BA ’06 were among Beka’s attendants; Shannon Brady BA ’06 read from E.E. Cummings; and Laura Content BA ’06 made the cake. More than a dozen other Lewis & Clark alumni were present for the ceremony.

    • 10/14/2016

      Emily Ferguson MAT ’06, a teacher of seventh- and eighth-grade language arts at Winterhaven School in Portland, was named OnPoint Community Credit Union’s K–8 Educator of the Year. As part of the award, Winterhaven School will receive $2,500 for supplies and other resources.

    • 10/14/2016

      Helen Sage Howard Simpson BA ’06 debuted last fall as Portia in District Merchants, a play inspired by The Merchant of Venice, at South Coast Repertory in Orange County, California. Howard Simpson, who earned her MFA in acting from the University of California at Irvine, lives in Los Angeles, where she is a founding member of the theatre company Fugitive Kind. Her recent roles include Olivia in Shine Darkly, Illyria; Courtney in The Pliant Girls (which earned her an Ovation Award nomination); Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth.

    • 02/01/2018

      Jessica Johnson BA ’06 and Tim Thomas, December 16, 2017, at the historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas. Sarah Seeborg BA ’06, MEd ’11, Kate McGillem Edwards BA ’07, and Matthew Lange BA ’06 were members of the wedding party. The ceremony was performed by Marianna Hane Wiles BA ’06. Shannon Brady BA ’06 gave a reading. James Atkin BA ’06, Craig Beebe BA ’06, Laura Content BA ’06, Matt Ehrman BA ’06, Ryan Essman BA ’06, Karen Hughes BA ’06, Nathan Hughes BA ’06, Joe Sixta MAT ’13, Jeannine Stickle BA ’06, and Jenny Tyrell BA ’06, MAT ’07 were all on hand for the celebration. Johnson is a health educator at the Southern Nevada Health District.

    • 02/01/2018

      Isaac Kaplan-Woolner BA ’06 is a producer for Travel With Rick Steves, which is heard on more than 400 radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. He’s also a producer and occasional on-air personality for 90.3 KEXP-FM, an alternative rock station in Seattle. In addition, Kaplan-Woolner is a board member for Fremont Abbey Arts Center, a nonprofit that empowers young artists and transforms underutilized buildings into gathering spaces. In his spare time, he enjoys competitive pinball and theatrical kickball.

    • 02/01/2018

      Isaac Kaplan-Woolner BA ’06 and Tina Hafzalla, February 24, 2018, in Seattle.

    • 10/14/2016

      Nicole Kaupp BA ’06 was promoted from assistant coach to head swimming coach at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, she was assistant coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

    • 10/13/2017

      Matthew Lange BA ’06 is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from DePaul University in Chicago. After serving as a community health extension agent with the Peace Corps in a rural Paraguayan village from 2011 to 2013, he was a country desk officer at the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., through 2016. He is proud to have a Paraguayan godson.

    • 01/08/2016

      Donna L. Lee JD ’06 was named a partner in the Portland office of the firm Hart Wagner. Lee defends physicians, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, and other health-care providers in malpractice lawsuits in Oregon and Washington’s state and federal courts. She also regularly represents medical professionals in state licensing and professional credentialing board matters. Prior to establishing a career in law, Lee, who holds a doctorate in musicology, was a professor of 20th-century music history and theory.

    • 09/01/2014

      Ken Mitchell-Phillips JD ’06 announced the opening of the Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, a Pacific Northwest law firm with Oregon offices in Portland, Clackamas, Lake Oswego, and Gresham, and a Washington office in Vancouver. The firm focuses on business transactional, real estate, corporate finance, civil litigation, and estate planning needs.

    • 04/26/2017

      Christopher Mixson JD ’06 has been named a partner in the Reno and Las Vegas law offices of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLC. He works in the firm’s entertainment and intellectual property resources law and litigation practices.

    • 02/01/2018

      To Pondie Nicholson Taylor BA ’06 and husband Mark Taylor, daughter Vivien Pond Taylor, April 7, 2017. She joins brother Miles Taylor. “Her older brother cannot stop touching her head,” says Pondie. They live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    • 06/28/2018

      Sara Porterfield BA ’06 recently completed her PhD in history at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research examines the global connections between the American West’s Colorado River Basin and rivers around the world. She is currently at work turning her dissertation into a book.

    • 03/03/2015

      David Roghair JD ’06 was appointed Magistrate Judge and Standing Master for the trial courts of Barrow, Alaska—which is also his hometown. Roghair replaces Mary Treiber ’80, who retired in November 2014. Previously, he was the Magistrate Judge in Tok, Alaska.

    • 09/01/2014

      Josh Smith JD ’06 joined the Sierra Club’s San Francisco office as a staff attorney. Smith will continue to devote his practice to environmental and natural resources litigation, with a focus on clean energy, electricity regulation, and water and air pollution. He most recently worked for several years as an environmental litigator with Earthjustice in Florida.

    • 10/14/2016

      Kate Sommers BA ’06 dropped us a line to say: “L&C gave me the opportunity to hone my critical thinking skills. Invaluable and still in use today!”

    • 06/28/2018

      To Allison Spector BA ’06 and Max Spector BA ’06, son Everett Gideon Spector, December 16, 2017. He and big brother Felix, who recently turned 3, are mutually smitten. After three years as a counselor at St. Mary’s Academy, Allison is now a therapist with Connections First. Max is senior product manager at Act-On Software. Their original baby, black lab Luna, has been unbelievably patient throughout all the changes.

    • 06/28/2018

      To Rhett Tatum BA ’06 and Jennifer Ralph Tatum, daughter Olivia Anne Tatum, May 8, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

    • 06/28/2018

      Molly Young BA ’06 is now a student in the certified nurse midwife program at the University of Colorado. She and her 5-year-old daughter, Miette, left snowy Idaho to be closer to family and school in Denver. They’re both looking forward to exploring the Rocky Mountains together.