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Class of 2011

    • 12/21/2016

      Jane Levy JD ’04, MA ’11 was appointed by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez to Division XXV of the 2nd Judicial District Court in Bernalillo County. Levy has advocated for New Mexico families for over 10 years. She has also been a volunteer for organizations that help domestic abuse victims and the homeless.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was awarded the Young Lawyers Section Award at the MBA Annual Meeting, Dinner, and Judges Reception.

    • 10/13/2017

      Maia Boucher BA ’11 and Ben Perkins BA ’11, August 12, 2017 on Mount Hood in Oregon. Attendees included Matt Yelin BA ’11, Tessa Marzulla BA ’11, Andrew Quigley BA ’09, Lili Pill-Kahan BA ’11, Alex Beck BA ’11, Susan Su BA ’11, Robert Monteiro BA ’11, Claire Monteiro BA ’10, Hilary Gray BA ’10, Alice Longley Miller BA ’09, and Dan Miller BA ’09.

    • 02/01/2018

      Katie Dahlhausen BA ’11 married her partner, Matthew, while scuba diving off the coast of Maui on August 29, 2017. They currently live in Davis, California.

    • 10/13/2017

      Alix Dixon BA ’11 graduated from Tulane University in 2016 with an MD/MPH. She is now back in Portland for the second year of her general surgery residency at Oregon Health & Science University.

    • 10/13/2017

      Chessa Eckels Anderson BA ’11 is in her second year as a middle school science teacher at the Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School in Salem, Oregon, a school that focuses on conservation biology, community service, and field learning. She received her M.S. in teaching from Portland State University in 2015.

    • 08/03/2017

      Rachel Erickson BA ’11 and Micah Cole-Wilkin, December 29, 2016. Theodore Stenmark BA ’13 and Laura Nash BA ’13 were in attendance.

    • 08/03/2018

      Todd Friedman JD ’11 has been named a partner by Stoel Rives. Friedman practices business law, with a focus on advising entrepreneurial, emerging, growing, and established companies. He primarily serves the food and beverage, technology, and creative industries. Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Friedman had a career in corporate management, technology, international supply chain operations, and venture capital.

    • 12/07/2017

      Jonah Geil-Neufeld BA ’11 and Annie Fassler BA ’11, September 23, 2017, in Chicago, by Susan McBerry (instructor in voice at L&C). Attendees included Mac Cooper BA ’09, Carmelle Cooper BA ’12, Emilie Sanchez BA ’11, Kylie Della BA ’10, Walt Javins BA ’11, Terra Leifer BA ’10, Elizabeth Bartholomew BA ’11, Sophie Duba BA ’11, Andrew Erickson BA ’14, Sierra Bertolone-Smith BA ’15, Carolyn Pursinger BA ’11, Branden Pursinger BA ’12, Alison Stake BA ’11, and Dylan Peden BA ’10.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Pilkenton & Reeves in Tigard, Oregon. Gitler’s practice focuses on the defense of Progressive Insurance and its policyholders in litigation arising from the use of motor vehicles, including personal injury, property loss, and uninsured motorist and personal injury protection benefits. He previously served as staff counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance.

    • 09/01/2011

      Scott Gitler JD ’11 was elected president of the Multnomah Bar Foundation. Glade is a shareholder with Markowitz Herbold Glade in Portland.

    • 10/13/2017

      Erika Harris BA ’11 has started a new job in Seattle as the communications director for Trust Women, an abortion provider network operating in underserved communities.

    • 02/01/2018

      Walt Javins BA ’11 and Kylie Della BA ’10, September 17, 2016, in McCall, Idaho. Soon thereafter, they set off on a year of traveling and working abroad. Their adventures led them through Thailand, New Zealand, Japan, Portugal, France, and the Netherlands, all while working remotely with clients and coworkers back in the Pacific Northwest. Wanderlust sated, they’re thrilled to be settling down once again in their home in Seattle.

    • 06/15/2015

      Was promoted to deputy commissioner of the Oregon Insurance Division. Keen previously served as a senior policy analyst with Oregon’s Division of Finance and Corporate Securities.

    • 01/07/2016

      Joined Gevurtz Menashe as an associate. Kittell handles estate planning and probate matters in Oregon and Washington.

    • 02/01/2018

      Rachel Klabunde BA ’11 received her MS in global health and population from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in May 2017. During the 2017-18 academic year, she is on a Harvard travel fellowship in Chile, where she is studying adolescent smoking. In summer 2017, she married the love of her life, Hector, in Medford, Oregon.

    • 06/13/2018

      Ben Larson BA ’11 is a fixture in the Portland music world. He currently sings and plays mandolin and guitar for the Ben Larsen Band, Crow and the Canyon, and The Giraffe Dodgers.

    • 12/21/2016

      Jane Levy JD ’04, MA ’11 was appointed by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez to Division XXV of the 2nd Judicial District Court in Bernalillo County. Levy has advocated for New Mexico families for over 10 years. She has also been a volunteer for organizations that help domestic abuse victims and the homeless.

    • 07/30/2015

      Joined the labor and employment group at Stoel Rives. Livett recently moved back to Portland after three years working as a public defender at Federal Defenders of San Diego, California.

    • 10/13/2017

      Tessa Marzulla BA ’11 earned a master’s degree in genetic counseling from the University of Michigan in April 2017. She has since moved back to the Pacific Northwest and now works as a prenatal genetic counselor at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. She lives with her fiancé, Andrew Quigley BA ’09, and cat Renly.

    • 10/13/2017

      Paige McFeeley BA ’11 began a new job in August 2017 as sports information director at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. She’s responsible for promoting 14 NCAA Division II sports as well as rodeo.

    • 06/07/2018

      Katherine Paul BA ’11, who performs as Black Belt Eagle Scout, has released her first solo album, Mother of My Children. She recently received a shout-out in Willamette Week’s “Best of Portland” issue. Since studying at Lewis & Clark, Paul has performed with various local bands, including Genders and Forest Park. Her desire to go her own way stemmed from a need to branch out creatively. “I wanted to feel fulfilled and to flourish in music,” she said in an interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Cosgrave Vergeer Kester as an associate attorney in the firm’s complex torts practice group. Petrie Volm’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation, personal injury, and property damage. She previously worked as a deputy public defender for the Office of Public Defense Services as an appellate attorney, representing clients in the Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court.

    • 10/30/2017

      To Carolyn Pursinger BA ’11 and Branden Pursinger BA ’12, daughter Natalie Amelia Pursinger, February 22, 2017. The family lives in Tualatin, Oregon.

    • 02/24/2016

      Reports that he finished his first full legislative session with Conservation Voters New Mexico, advocating for stronger environmental laws and incentives for renewable energy development as the organization’s legislative and political director. Next, Shelton is focusing on supporting pro-conservation candidates in the 2016 New Mexico state elections.

    • 06/28/2018

      Katherine Shores BA ’11 recently earned her DVM from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. A longtime advocate for homeless and neglected animals, Shores has worked as a veterinary technician at the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago and spay/neuter programs in the Caribbean and Costa Rica. She plans on pursuing a career in shelter medicine.

    • 07/21/2016

      Was named partner at Doney Crowley PC. Smith had been a senior associate with the firm since September 2015. His law practice focuses primarily on environmental, real property, and business litigation. Smith is the chair of the Montana State Bar Natural Resource, Energy, and Environmental Law section.

    • 06/28/2018

      Hannah Somhegyi BA ’11 earned a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University in May 2018. Over the summer, she biked across Norway before moving back to Portland. Somhegyi plans to pursue data science and continue her freelance work as a visual designer. She helps scientists explore and communicate their data using visualizations and illustrations.

    • 07/28/2015

      Was appointed as the first in-house city attorney of Sherwood, Oregon. Soper previously served as county counsel for Coos County, Oregon.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined the Dumas Law Group as an associate attorney. The firm will continue to represent victims of child sexual abuse, both adults and children, in cases against perpetrators and institutions. The new firm will also continue to represent small businesses and individuals with civil lawsuits, employment claims, real estate matters, and other business disputes, and has the flexibility to handle certain personal injury and professional malpractice claims.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was appointed chief criminal deputy prosecutor of the Grays Harbor Prosecuting Attorney’s office in Montesano, Washington.

    • 03/16/2015

      Joined Tonkon Torp’s business department, where she is focused on start-up companies, privacy, technology, and intellectual property law. Previously, Wallace was a legal advisor for early and growth-stage tech companies specializing in data privacy, intellectual property protection, fundraising, and scalability strategy. She has also worked for Apple, Microsoft, and Avatron Software. Wallace is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US).

    • 04/11/2018

      Andrew Weiner JD ’11 joined Hart Wagner as the litigation firm’s newest associate in its Portland office. Weiner’s practice will focus on employment litigation and medical malpractice defense. He will also work on appellate law issues, as well as legal malpractice and other professional liability defense matters. Previously, Weiner worked as a criminal defense attorney specializing in white-collar matters. He represented individuals and entities in both federal and state courts in cases ranging from simple theft to complex bank fraud and conspiracy.

    • 01/05/2016

      Joined Rollin Braswell Fisher, a Denver-based trial and litigation boutique firm, as an associate.

    • 06/04/2018

      Elektra B. Yao JD ’11 marked the one-year anniversary of the Law Office of Elektra B. Yao in May 2018. The full-service multilingual immigration law firm is based in New York City.

    • 06/04/2018

      Elektra B. Yao JD ’11 welcomed Maxime Lucia Elisa Sciarra, who was born in New York City. Maxime is named after her maternal great-grandfather Maxime Yao, who was a national judge in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.