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Class of 2010

  • CAS class correspondent: Zach Wilson BA ’10

    “Hey class of 2010, place your advertisement update here! See, it works.” —February, 2018

  • Lauren Michelle (Bowden) Matteson
    LB
    • 02/08/2018

      Lauren Bowden BA ’10 earned an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in May 2017.

    • 02/01/2018

      Lauren Bowden BA ’10, and Thomas Matteson BA ’10, May 27, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Brian Ambuel BA ’10 was the best man, Cullen Conway BA ’10 and Evan Tenenbaum BA ’10 were groomsman, and Andrea Dregalla BA ’10 was a bridesmaid. Lauren and Thomas want to thank their many L&C classmates who were also in attendance.

  • Kristin Asai JD ’10
    KA
    • 07/12/2016

      Was named a 2016 Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Asai is a trial lawyer with Markowitz Herbold, a boutique business litigation firm headquartered in Portland.

  • Dave Bourgeau JD ’10
    DB
    • 06/05/2017

      Dave Bourgeau JD ’10 has been made a partner at Kolisch Hartwell. His practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters. With a strong technical background in industrial engineering, nuclear engineering, and computer science, as well as extensive practical experience in manufacturing and business operations, Borgeau supports innovative companies on a broad array of both technical and nontechnical matters.

  • Lauren Brown
    LB
    • Lilly’s Hair Is Everywhere

      Lauren Brown BA ’10 penned a children’s book about Lilly Rose, an energetic, carefree girl whose long hair sometimes gets in her way while she’s having fun. Lilly is determined not to cut it, but what will she do when her hair gets too long?

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • 02/01/2015

      Spoke at the 6th Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Symposium at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, on October 24, 2014. Buker’s article “On Art Attacks: At the Confluence of Shock, Appropriation, and Law” is forthcoming in the Review of Intellectual Property Law in 2015. Buker was also elected as a vice-chair of the board for Washington Lawyers for the Arts.

  • DD
    • 01/16/2015

      With his wife, Katy DiVittorio (a member of the Lewis & Clark staff from 2007 to 2011), welcomed daughter Zoe Liberty DiVittorio on June 24, 2014. She weighed 6 pounds and 8.5 ounces.

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    • 09/01/2014

      Became a member of the Portland Police Citizen Review Committee, which reviews investigations of officer conduct, makes recommendations on bureau policies, and conducts public outreach activities. Donegan’s term will last three years.

  • Krista Evans JD ’10
    KE
    • 02/01/2015

      Received the Oregon New Lawyers Division (ONLD) Project of the Year award for developing ONLD’s Student Loan Repayment Information Project, which provides resources on the Oregon State Bar website. Evans was also named ONLD Volunteer of the Year, in part for her work managing the division’s social media platform.

  • DF
    • 09/18/2017

      Danielle Fagre BA ’10, a graduate student in the wildlife biology program at the University of Montana, was the recipient of the 2017 Boyd Evison Graduate Fellowship, awarded by the Grand Teton National Park and Association. This fellowship fully funds one year of her thesis research investigating the effects of bison grazing on populations of grassland songbirds in Yellowstone National Park.

  • HF
    • 10/14/2016

      Haley Fenton BA ’10 was accepted last summer into the Center for Women and Democracy’s Leadership Institute, a five-day residential program held in Seattle that offers leadership training tailored to women by women.

  • KF
    • 10/13/2017

      Kirsten Fix BA ’10, MA ’17 and Cam Roberts BA ’08, August 12, 2017, in Spokane, Washington. Their nuptials were celebrated with friends and family that included many Lewis & Clark alumni (representing classes from 1976 through 2012) and faculty. They timed their wedding to occur between Kirsten’s graduation from Lewis & Clark with an MA in student affairs administration and their move to to Iowa, where Kirsten works as a student advisor in the Center for Careers, Life, and Service at Grinnell College.

  • SG
    • 09/01/2014

      Joined the firm Haglund Kelley. Ghafouri has served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Robert Willheim and the Honorable Lynn R. Nakamoto of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Her practice will focus on business and commercial litigation, antitrust law, and environmental and natural resource law.

  • Haben Gebre Girma
    HG
    • 10/11/2017

      Haben Girma BA ’10 penned an opinion piece titled “Break down disability barriers to spur growth and innovation” for the September 13, 2017, edition of the Financial Times. The piece describes the various ways in which challenges can lead to invention and argues that if businesses want to thrive, they should turn attention toward making workplaces more accommodating to those with disabilities.

    • 10/06/2017

      Haben Girma BA ’10 appeared on BET network’s Black Girls Rock! awards show in summer 2017. Girma was honored with the M.A.D. (making a difference) award, alongside such names as congresswoman Maxine Waters, singer Solange Knowles, and actor Yara Shahidi.

    • 02/03/2017

      Haben Girma BA ’10 was presented with the Outstanding Young Alumna Award by the Lewis & Clark Board of Alumni. See “Lewis & Clark to Host Alumni Awards” in the winter 2017 issue of the Chronicle.

    • 06/12/2017

      Sam Hernandez JD ’10 was elected president of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association. His term commenced in February 2017 and lasts for one year.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was honored by the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber with its Leadership Award for his actions to support the advancement of Latino business, students, and community in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

    • 09/01/2014

      Prepared for a yearlong tour in Afghanistan. Hernandez serves as a light infantry company commander in the Oregon Army National Guard and has been an associate for the past two years at Barran Lieberman, which the U.S. Department of Defense has honored with a Patriot Award for their wide-ranging support of Hernandez and his deployment. He is also one of four Portland lawyers to receive a 2014 Oregon State Bar Litigation Section Rising Litigator Award.

  • JH
    • 09/01/2014

      With Megan Lemire ’10, opened Lemire & Hirano, which handles employment and civil rights litigation, estate planning and administration, and elder law.

  • Christopher Ian Keady
    CK
    • 01/11/2018

      Christopher Keady BA ’10 was recently appointed assistant director of music at Grace Cathedral, an Episcopal church in San Francisco. He works as the accompanist for Grace’s historic choral program, which includes a weekly service of choral evensong in the English cathedral tradition. He and his husband, Dan, have settled across the Bay in Oakland.

  • ZK
    • 10/13/2017

      Zach Kearl BA ’10 and Stephanie Taimi-Mandel BA ’09, EdS ’15, August 4, 2017, in Portland. Witnessing their union were 20 Lewis & Clark alums, 10 of whom trace their friendship to the second floor of Platt East in 2006-07. The couple now lives in Seattle, where Zach is pursuing an MPA at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.

  • Melina LaMorticella JD ’10
    ML
    • 07/07/2016

      Was elected chair of the Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A member of Tonkon Torp’s business immigration practice group, LaMorticella represents regional and international companies in a variety of matters related to employment-based immigration. She has served as a volunteer liaison for the Oregon AILA chapter, working with state agencies on immigration issues, as well as community outreach efforts.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined the business immigration practice group at Tonkon Torp. Previously, LaMorticella practiced immigration law for several years at a boutique firm in Portland. She represents regional and international companies in a wide variety of employment-based immigration and naturalization matters, from labor certifications and naturalizations to extraordinary ability petitions.

  • ML
    • 09/01/2014

      With Jason Hirano ’10, opened Lemire & Hirano, which handles employment and civil rights litigation, estate planning and administration, and elder law.

  • CL
    • 04/08/2016

      Opened a law office in Sherwood, Oregon, with his firm Levin and Levine. Established in 2011, the firm focuses on personal injury and bankruptcy cases.

  • SL
    • 06/19/2017

      Stephanie Locke BA ’10 is youth programs coordinator for the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii. She enjoys working with youth and exploring Hawaii. Locke greatly looks forward to staying in the dorms during Alumni Weekend, as she has always felt that an extra-large twin bed suits her stature.

    • 07/07/2015

      Became the first female president in the 44-year history of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors. Martin is also the first woman to lead an international oil and gas trade association.

  • Thomas Nolan Matteson (formerly Elvrum)
    TM
    • 02/08/2018

      Thomas Matteson BA ’10 is on track to graduate with a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in May 2018.

    • 02/01/2018

      Lauren Bowden BA ’10, and Thomas Matteson BA ’10, May 27, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Brian Ambuel BA ’10 was the best man, Cullen Conway BA ’10 and Evan Tenenbaum BA ’10 were groomsman, and Andrea Dregalla BA ’10 was a bridesmaid. Lauren and Thomas want to thank their many L&C classmates who were also in attendance.

  • Qingqing Miao JD ’10
    QM
    • 05/26/2017

      Qingqing Miao JD ’10 has been named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. A member of Lane Powell’s immigration team, she advises individuals and corporations on navigating the complex U.S. immigration process and general corporate matters, helping their businesses to grow and succeed.

  • AM
    • 11/13/2017

      Ashley Moss BA ’10 recently completed her PhD in clinical psychology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is now working as a pediatric psychology postdoctoral fellow in the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

  • Jessica Mullins
    JM
    • 10/14/2016

      Jessica Mullins BA ’10 earned her master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and now works as a software engineer.

    • 10/14/2016

      Jessica Mullins BA ’10 and Seth Thomas, June 20, 2015, in Randle, Washington.

    • 10/14/2016

      To Jessica Mullins BA ’10 and husband Seth Thomas, son Kanoa Mullins Thomas, May 28, 2016.

  • Laura Nelson JD ’13
    LN
    • 04/21/2015

      Laura Nelson JD ’13 is an associate on the estate planners team at Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP.

  • DP
    • 02/01/2018

      Dylan Peden BA ’10 recently moved to Cali, Colombia, where he is teaching 10th-grade  math at a school called Colegio Bolivar. This is his seventh year teaching secondary math (prior to his move, he spent four years in New York and two in Chicago). He says, “I am enjoying teaching, and life down here is swell!”

  • JR
    • 07/07/2016

      Was named to the senior advisor on marijuana policy position created by Governor Kate Brown JD ’85. Rhoades, a veteran Multnomah County prosecutor, will advise Brown on all issues related to cannabis.

  • SR
    • 05/27/2015

      Was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.

  • CS
    • 02/01/2018

      Chris Scheffler BA ’10 is in his second year of a MS/PhD program in applied physics at Portland State University. He received a Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense. The scholarship funds four years of his graduate program in exchange for work with the department as a civilian scientist after graduation.

  • GS
    • 03/02/2018

      Gregory K. Scott JD ’10 has been named a partner at Klarquist Sparkman. Scott, who holds a doctorate in neuroscience from Oregon Health & Science University, prepares and prosecutes U.S., international, and foreign patent applications. His practice emphasis is in biotechnology, including applications relating to biochemistry, molecular genetics, virology, immunology, neurobiology, pharmaceuticals, cellular imaging, and bioinformatics.

  • NV
    • 04/26/2017

      Nawneet Vibhaw LLM ’10 has joined Khaitan & Company as associate partner in Delhi, where he will continue specializing in environmental law. Previously, he set up the environmental law practice for Luthra & Luthra. Vibhaw had joined Luthra in June 2015 from Jindal Global Law School, where he was an assistant professor, assistant dean, and executive director of the school’s Centre for Environment and Climate Change. Vibhaw has also written two books on environmental law and energy law, published by LexisNexis in 2014 and 2016.

    • 03/31/2015

      Received the Environmental Law Champions Award from the Asian Development Bank. Vibhaw, who has taught environmental law in India, is with Luthra & Luthra Law Offices in their environmental law practice.

  • AW
    • 08/16/2017

      Aila Wallace JD ’10 and Greg Harvey JD ’09 were married July 2017.

  • AW
    • 02/01/2018

      Asa Weiss BA ’10, who refers to himself as an adopted child of the physics and music departments, says he’s enjoying inventing stuff, geeking out, and playing outside. Recently, he filed eight patents, climbed in the Cascades, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for work involving electric vehicles, explored Asia, and made a double-nutmeg goal playing soccer.

    • 07/10/2015

      Was named a 2015 Rising Star in the employment and labor law category by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. An associate with Fisher & Phillips, Wheatley represents and advises employers regarding workplace discrimination issues, wrongful termination, wage and hour claims, and noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure agreements.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Fisher & Phillips, where he will specialize in employment law.

  • RW
    • 02/24/2015

      Joined Gevurtz Menashe as an associate estate planning attorney.