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From 2010 to 2019

    • 07/12/2016

      Kristin Asai JD ’10 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.

    • 01/14/2019

      Lyndsey Bechtel JD ’10 has been promoted to partner of Litchfield Cavo LLP. Bechtel is based in the firm’s New York City office and her practice involves civil defense of various claims, including general liability, financial lines, and professional malpractice.

    • 06/05/2017

      Dave Bourgeau JD ’10 was 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.

    • 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.

    • 02/22/2019

      Lauren Brown BA ’10, MA ’18 graduated in December with a master’s degree in student affairs administration, cementing her love for L&C as a double alumna. She recently took a new position with Portland Community College as an admissions and recruitment coordinator and is excited to work toward access for all students in higher education. In her free time, she cuddles her two cats, practices yoga, and sings karaoke whenever possible.

    • 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.

    • 03/15/2019

      Rebecca Cloud BA ’10, a librarian, was awarded the Alex Allain Intellectual Freedom Award by the Louisiana Library Association in March 2019 for her work with incarcerated patrons through the postal service.

    • 02/09/2018

      Julia Crager BA ’10, a singer-songwriter who performs as Julia Lucille, released her second album, Chthonic, in early 2017.

    • 01/16/2015

      Daniel DiVittorio JD ’10 and 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 07/10/2019

      Haben Girma BA ’10, disability rights advocate, speaker, author, and lawyer, delivered the keynote address at the commencement ceremony for the Charter College at Cal State Los Angeles.

    • 03/02/2018

      Haben Girma BA ’10, the first deaf-blind graduate of Harvard Law School, recently received the Helen Keller Achievement Award from the American Foundation for the Blind for her work as a disability rights lawyer. In addition, Girma is also featured in Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic, Rocking Our Truth, a new book celebrating the voices of black women, including Michelle Obama, Angela Davis, Shonda Rhimes, Misty Copeland, Yara Shahidi, Mary J. Blige, and more. “It’s an honor to be among so many incredible women,” says Girma. In March 2018, she was a featured speaker at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

    • 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.

    • Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

      Haben Girma BA ’10, a disability rights lawyer and accomplished public speaker, describes her journey to becoming the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School. In what Publisher’s Weekly calls a “heartwarming memoir,” Girma describes her family visits to the African country of Eritrea, her pioneering work on a text-to-braille communication system, and her struggles and triumphs in the education system, among other adventures. Twelve, 2019. 288 pages.

      Posted 07/03/2019
    • 02/08/2019

      Emily Gregory BA ’10 spoke earlier this year at the theatre department’s “Exits and Entrances” event, which featured L&C theatre alumni who are part of the Portland performance community. Gregory is a director and playwright. She also cofounded String House, which she describes as a “new works laboratory and producing title for experimental, home-grown works of theatre.”

    • 07/08/2019

      Sander Gusinow BA ’10 is a playwright and graduate of Columbia University’s MFA in Playwriting Program. He’s had residencies with Amoralists Theatre Company and the Yiddish Bookstore. His works include The Fairer Sex;American Three Way;Lovehack; and Ruth and Naomi, which received the 2014 Tent Foundation DIY Grant for Jewish Artists. His play Philoctetes was a finalist for the 2017 Humana Theatre Festival of New American Plays. In summer 2019, Gusinow took part in the Lewis & Clark theatre department’s Exits and Entrances program.

    • 01/02/2019

      Samuel Hernandez JD ’10 was elected president of Region XVI of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), encompassing Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. His two-year term began in September 2018.

    • 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

      Samuel Hernandez JD ’10 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

      Samuel Hernandez JD ’10 has 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.

    • 09/01/2014

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

    • 06/28/2018

      Liz Holliday BA ’10 just started a new job as communications director of the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC), which represents 31 public universities across the state of Texas.

    • 11/26/2018

      Delfina Homen JD ’10 is a partner at Brooks Quinn, an intellectual property boutique firm based out of Kirkland, Washington. Homen has practiced intellectual property law since 2010, working on numerous lawsuits involving patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secrets, unfair competition, and contract disputes. She has also worked on numerous trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and patent inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Homen can be reached at delfina@brooksquinn.com.

    • 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.

    • 06/28/2019

      Zach Kearl BA ’10 is the recipient of the 2019-20 Hatfield Resident Fellowship, awarded by the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. The fellowship is awarded to postgraduate students with strong records in public service and leadership.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 09/01/2014

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 04/21/2015

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

    • 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!”

    • 02/22/2019

      Louis Prahl BA ’10 received his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota in August 2018. His dissertation research focused on understanding how certain chemotherapy drugs can control brain tumor invasion. Part of this research was recently published in the journal Cell Reports. He spends his newfound free time hiking, climbing, running, playing guitar, and doing yoga.

    • 02/08/2019

      Alex Ramirez de Cruz BA ’10 spoke at the theatre department’s recent “Exits and Entrances” event, which featured L&C theatre alumni who are part of the Portland performance community. Ramirez de Cruz is an actor, singer, and deviser of theatre. She has garnered many local theatre credits, including performing in Artists Repertory Theatre’s Teenage Dick and An Octoroon.

    • 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.

    • 05/27/2015

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 06/27/2019

      Maile Speakman BA ’10 is a PhD candidate in American studies at Yale University. Her dissertation examines emerging techno-capitalist economies in Havana, Cuba. Throughout 2019, she is living in Havana, where she is conducting ethnographic research.

    • 06/28/2018

      Ethan Stone BA ’10 has been living in Europe for the past eight years and currently works as the editor-in-chief of the European ski magazine Downdays, based in Innsbruck, Austria. He moonlights as a freelance photographer, editor, and translator.

    • 02/22/2019

      Terra Thorndike BA ’10 graduated from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2015 and completed her internal medicine residency, also at Brown, in 2018. She is on track to complete her fellowship in palliative care and hospice medicine in June 2019. Later this summer, she and her husband, Jon Thorndike, will be moving to St. Louis, where Terra will provide full-time palliative care at a community hospital.

    • 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.

    • 08/16/2017

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

    • 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.

    • Teacher Interrupted: My Journey Through Challenge Toward Courage - One Lesson, One Life, One Student at a Time

      Christy Wilson, who completed the Initial Administrator licensure program at Lewis & Clark in 2010, authors a compendium of her experiences as a teacher in the Portland metro area. In this book, she draws on experiences gained from a career that’s included working at youth camps; teaching kindergarten through eighth grade; and working for 25 years in professional development, student management, and advocacy for high-risk students. Self-published, 2018. 218 pages.

      Posted 02/26/2019
    • 02/24/2015

      Joined Gevurtz Menashe as an associate estate planning attorney.

    • 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.

    • 06/19/2019

      Tara Brock JD ’11 has joined Oceana as Pacific counsel and is based in Portland. Brock brings with her more than a decade of experience and a diverse background in ocean conservation, not only as an attorney but also through community organizing, policy expertise and advocacy, and communications outreach. Before joining Oceana, she worked for the Pew Charitable Trusts, Surfrider Foundation, M+R Strategic Services, Environment Michigan, and other organizations.

    • 06/14/2019

      Maren Corbly BA ’11 graduated in May 2019 from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, with an MA in clinical mental health counseling, with a concentration in mindfulness-based transpersonal counseling.

    • 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.

    • 04/12/2019

      Elliott P. Dale JD ’11 recently joined Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP as a partner. Dale helps businesses and individuals make informed business decisions and position themselves for success. He holds an MBA and has experience in business management and organizational leadership.

    • 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.

    • 06/14/2019

      Annie Fassler BA ’11 and husband Jonah Geil-Neufeld BA ’11 have officially launched their new podcast production company, Puddle Creative. Check out their website: www.puddlecreative.com

    • 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.

    • 01/29/2019

      Jessica A. Flint JD ’11 has been named of counsel by Gevurtz Menashe. Flint started as an associate with the firm in July of 2012 and will continue her practice handling international and domestic family law matters in Oregon.

    • 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.

    • 06/14/2019

      Annie Fassler BA ’11 and husband Jonah Geil-Neufeld BA ’11 have officially launched their new podcast production company, Puddle Creative. Check out their website: www.puddlecreative.com

    • 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.

    • 04/10/2018

      To Richie LeDonne Lenne BA ’11 and Eline Leemans Lenne BA ’13, baby Nico Rye, January 27, 2018.

    • 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.

    • 02/22/2019

      Jessica Lodal BA ’11 earned an ND (naturopathic doctorate) degree from the National University of Health Sciences outside of Chicago. She graduated valedictorian and summa cum laude. This degree, along with her DC (doctor of chiropractic), allows her to practice as a natural primary care physician in Illinois. In addition to private practice, she is also a part-time clinical supervisor for naturopathic interns at a health clinic in the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center located in downtown Chicago.

    • 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.

    • 02/22/2019

      Tessa Marzulla BA ’11 and Andrew Quigley BA ’10, October 20, 2018, in Enumclaw, Washington. Including the newlyweds, there were 27 L&C alumni in attendance. Christina Greever BA ’11 officiated.

    • 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.

    • 07/03/2019

      Josh Mink MEd ’11 is the new athletic director for Ontario (Oregon) High School.

    • 07/09/2019

      Kate Myers BA ’11 has joined the general liability and auto defense trial group at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli in Phoenix.

    • 02/13/2019

      Annie Nelson JD ’11 has been named a partner by Karnopp Petersen LLP, a full-service business law firm based in Bend, Oregon. Nelson has been with the firm since 2012 and practices primarily in the area of trust and estates. She regularly advises clients on estate planning, probate, and trust administration, and also counsels clients with respect to establishing guardianships and conservatorships. Nelson is a member of the Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Business Law Sections, Deschutes County Bar Association, Oregon Women Lawyers, and Cascade Women Lawyers.

    • 07/08/2019

      Katherine Paul BA ’11 is an artist, talent booker, and frontperson for the indie rock band Black Belt Eagle Scout. Her first album, Mother of My Children, was rereleased by Saddle Creek Records in late 2018 with plans for a national tour. Paul’s music deals with the personal and the political, from the pain of a fading love to the fury of social injustice. Paul’s identity–she was born and raised on the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in Washington–is key to her work as an artist. “I think it’s important,” she says, “for people to know that native women exist and native women are strong and resilient.”

    • 02/19/2019

      Katherine Paul BA ’11 is a rock musician and the frontperson of the indie rock band Black Belt Eagle Scout. In a conversation with Pacific Standard Magazine, Paul talked about using music to explore her indigenous and queer identity in a culture that is dominated almost completely by white male artists. She was raised on the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community reservation in Washington, where she found inspiration in the powwow drumming traditions of her family and the riot grrrl scene of the Pacific Northwest. “I want to talk about my music and background, and hopefully other indigenous and queer voices can be raised up too.”

    • 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.

    • 03/08/2019

      Jennifer Schildmeyer BA ’11 is on track to earn her MD from the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in May 2019. In addition to starting her residency in family medicine, she is getting ready to marry her partner, Tanner Clement, a nice Minnesota boy with no ties to L&C.

    • 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.

    • 07/08/2019

      Mariah Shields BA ’11 is principal for Arrow Benefits Group in Petaluma, California. North Bay Business Journal named her one of its Forty Under 40 for 2019.

    • 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.

    • 08/21/2019

      Ashley L. Vaughn JD ’11 is now a partner at Dumas & Vaughn, Attorneys at Law, formerly Dumas Law Group, LLC. Vaughn practices with Gilion C. Dumas JD ’92, advocating for survivors of sexual abuse and harassment in civil cases across the country.

    • 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).

    • 02/22/2019

      Kai Watts BA ’11 and Mary Bodine BA ’09, JD ’13, in the Estate Gardens on Lewis & Clark’s campus.

    • 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.

    • 06/14/2019

      Meryl Wisner BA ’11 has written her debut novel, Something to Talk About, which will be published by Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in June 2020.

    • 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.

    • 03/13/2018

      Nora Apter BA ’12, who works as an environmental advocate and lobbyist for the National Resources Defense Council, was quoted in a New York Times article about the conservation of endangered species. Apter discusses the conflict around proposed policies that will make it more difficult for activists to protect vulnerable species.

    • 07/02/2019

      Karl Berger BA ’12 is a stand-up comic in Portland. He has appeared at the Helium Comedy Club, Curious Comedy Theater (where he also writes for their late-night comedy show), Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival, and the Highlarious Comedy Festival in San Francisco. He recently appeared in a 2018 television ad for the Oregon State Lottery. When he’s not chasing his dreams, Berger works for Streamline Craftsman, a company that builds tradeshow installations and does home renovations and custom furniture builds.

    • 02/09/2018

      Kaye Blankenship BA ’12 is scenic designer for This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing at CoHo Productions in Portland. Blankenship has designed scenes, lighting, and props for a variety of shows around Portland, including Flora and Ulysses at Oregon Children’s Theatre and Carnivora at Theatre Vertigo. She is a founding company member of CoHo.

    • 01/10/2018

      Trevor Bloom BA ’12, a botanist at the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative and a wildlife guide for Brushbuck Guide Services, wants to make the conversation around climate change more hopeful and productive. Via the Wildflower Watch project, he and his colleagues are getting help from everyday folks to gather data on plants at Blacktail Butte, part of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Their data goes into a national database and is studied at the local level.

    • 04/08/2016

      Joined Portland law firm Dunn Carney Allen Higgins and Tongue as a member of its real estate and business teams. Boyer works with individuals and commercial businesses to structure, draft, and negotiate residential, commercial, and industrial real estate and business transactions. He is president of the Lewis & Clark Law School Recent Graduate Council and volunteers in the Small Business Legal Clinic.

    • 02/15/2017

      Barra Brown BA ’12, who studied classical flute in the music department, has been teaching music and is now primarily touring and gigging. He has toured with Shook Twins (now his full-time gig), Ages and Ages, Morning Ritual, and Alameda. He has personal projects as well, including Korgy & Bass and the Barra Brown Quintet and Trio. He’s released two records as a leader with PJCE Records and two records with Cavity Search Records since graduating. This year, Brown will release his third album with Cavity Search Records and is finishing up two more. “I still live in Portland, and I’m engaged to Maya, whom I met at L&C.”

    • 08/08/2017

      Thomas Chandler JD ’12 and daughter Harper Chandler visited with Patrick Sullivan JD ’12 and his daughter, Shelby Sullivan, at Shelby’s second birthday party in Washington, D.C. Shelby and Harper were born three weeks apart.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined the Myanmar office of Baker & McKenzie.

    • 02/01/2018

      Fiona Corner BA ’12 was recently elected to serve as the marketing and promotions coordinator for the Northwest Association of Student Affairs Professionals, the oldest regional college student personnel organization in North America. Fiona currently serves as a residence hall coordinator at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.

    • 08/03/2015

      Became a partner at McGaughey Erickson. The firm will continue to handle securities, employment, business break-up, and contract litigation in their downtown Portland, Oregon, office.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Robert J. McGaughey’s firm as an associate. Erickson’s practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on securities and shareholder lawsuits, employment claims, and environmental law. She recently served as a judicial law clerk to Superior Court Judge Kari Kristiansen in Palmer, Alaska.

    • 04/13/2018

      Rachel Guthrie JD ’12 established the American Wolf Foundation on March 15, 2018. The foundation will provide support to partner organizations doing on-the-ground research into and conservation of endangered American wolves, starting with the critically endangered red wolf. It will also focus on outreach, education, and coexistence initiatives to shape public perception in advance of a new red wolf reintroduction effort. The organization plans to follow a model similar to that of the Mexican Wolf Fund, which provides support to affected ranchers and landowners in an effort to foster collaboration. In the short term, the American Wolf Foundation may also fund additional captive breeding of the red wolf. Guthrie’s ultimate goal is to build the foundation into a substantial endowment fund to provide permanent support for all American canid conservation efforts.

    • 02/17/2015

      Joined the business immigration practice group at Tonkin Torp. He has been a member of the firm’s business department since 2012.

    • 03/02/2016

      Moderated a panel—The Many Roles of a Regional Center—at the 3rd Annual Las Vegas EB-5 Conference. Kapuria is with Klasko Immigration Law.

    • 07/24/2015

      Served as a panelist for Invest in the U.S.A.’s July 24, 2015, webinar, Going Global: The Importance of Diversifying the EB-5 Investor Marketplace. Kapuria is an attorney with the Chicago office of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, where he works with U.S.-based developers to help structure EB-5 compliant projects and conducts immigration due diligence reviews of EB-5 projects for foreign investors.

    • 08/03/2018

      John Koch JD ’12 was named the Multnomah Bar Association’s Senior Law Project Volunteer of the Year for providing representation to those who could not otherwise afford legal assistance. Koch practices business law as well as estate planning and administration.

    • 02/01/2018

      Anne Koenning BA ’12 is based in Portland and is the director of enrollment at Carpe Diem Education, an educational organization offering experiential gap year programs abroad. She recently launched Intrepid Gap, an educational consulting firm designed to support students and families through the gap year process.

    • 09/19/2019

      Dylan K. Lange JD ’12 became the director of special projects and legislative initiatives for the Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State.

    • 03/26/2019

      Dylan K. Lange JD ’12 is the deputy elections director for the Office of the Secretary of State of New Mexico.

    • 02/15/2017

      Jade Lansing BA ’12 spent two years in Beirut, Lebanon, working for the United Nations and two years as the manager of a small ethnographic field school in Agadir, Morocco. She recently moved to Thailand to work as a freelance copywriter and online ESL instructor.

    • 02/15/2017

      Justin Lieuallen, who completed his superintendent licensure program at the graduate school in 2012, is the new principal of Silverton (Oregon) High School. Lieuallen lives in Amity, Oregon, with his wife, Debbie, and three children.

    • 01/22/2018

      Hannah McCain BA ’12 joined Rinck Advertising in Lewiston, Maine, as a digital and web developer.

    • 10/13/2016

      Joined the faculty at Vermont Law School as a clinical professor in the school’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems. Moses previously worked at the Center for Food Safety, litigating sustainable agriculture issues. She also worked as a judicial clerk at the Oregon Court of Appeals. During her studies at Lewis & Clark, she served as editor-in-chief of the Animal Law Review. She has authored and coauthored several legal publications related to animal agriculture and environmental law.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Barran Liebman as an associate attorney. Munsinger represents employers and management in employment law litigation, and provides advice on a full range of employment law matters. Previously, he worked as an honors attorney at the Oregon Department of Justice Trial and Civil Enforcement Divisions. Munsinger also served as former Attorney General John Kroger’s special assistant in 2010, coordinating with Oregon business leaders, attorneys, elected officials, and citizens on behalf of the attorney general.

    • 02/01/2018

      Casey Newbegin BA ’12 earned her MS in information studies, with a focus in museum studies, at the University of Texas at Austin in 2016. Last year, she moved to New York City, where she is the studio manager for a private art restoration company. She has maintained connections with Lauren Lederman BA ’12 (her first-year roommate) and Claire Wasserman BA ’12 (their dorm neighbor).

    • 05/27/2015

      Moved to Samuels Yoelin Kantor to establish a securities litigation practice group that represents individual investors, fiduciaries, and institutional investors. Pasieczny also works on shareholder rights, business torts, and complex legal malpractice cases. She spoke at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference 2015 on the latest developments in FINRA arbitration, and was elected to Reed College’s alumni board of directors.

    • 02/15/2017

      Jeremiah Patterson EdD ’12 was named assistant superintendent of the Gladstone (Oregon) School District.

    • 07/01/2019

      Megan Percell BA ’12 is the founder of Five More Minutes, a lifestyle brand and online platform for women to share tips on wellness and health.

    • 10/13/2017

      Julie Peterson BA ’12 received her MA in public history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2016. A consulting historian based in Fort Collins, Colorado, she has published reviews and articles in The Public Historian and Museums & Social Issues. Her most recent project was working as a researcher and exhibit developer for History Colorado in Denver, developing content for a new core exhibit titled “Zoom In: The Centennial State in 100 Objects,” which opened in November 2017.

    • 07/12/2019

      Brandis Piper BA ’12, MAT ’13 is the interim head football coach at McKay High School in Salem, Oregon. Piper also serves as an AVID teacher for the school.

    • 01/22/2019

      Ben Pirie JD ’12, who is part of the Lane Powell cannabis team, has been elected to the executive committee of Oregon State Bar’s Cannabis Law Section. Pirie counsels cannabis businesses on a wide range of corporate and regulatory legal issues, including mergers and acquisitions, negotiating complex contracts, and corporate governance, as well as regulatory compliance in the emerging cannabis and hemp industries. The Cannabis Law Section seeks to educate and promote cannabis law among Oregon lawyers and judges, and serves as a resource for lawyers who monitor federal enforcement activities and defend against federal government interference in a state’s lawful cannabis activities.

    • 08/03/2018

      Ben Pirie JD ’12 has joined Lane Powell as an associate on the firm’s cannabis team. Pirie counsels cannabis businesses on a wide range of corporate needs. He is passionate about building long-lasting relationships with clients as they reach toward their goals in one of the most dynamic and fraught industries in the world. Pirie brings his experience as in-house counsel for a Fortune 1000 company in Portland to bear on Oregon’s emerging cannabis industry, where he advises clients on business transactions, contracts, entity formation and management, securities compliance, corporate governance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, state and local administrative law, and employment matters. Results-oriented and responsive, Pirie has helped clients from labs to retailers on their terms and timelines to get and keep every type of recreational-marijuana license from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. In addition to advising clients, Pirie is active in engaging with state and local governments in order to ensure common-sense, business-friendly regulation of the marijuana industry.

    • 01/14/2019

      Branden Pursinger BA ’12 has joined the Oregon Republican Senate caucus office as a policy analyst. He lives in Tualatin, Oregon, with his wife, Carolyn Pursinger BA ’11, daughter Natalie, and dog Lily.

    • 10/30/2017

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

    • 02/17/2015

      Joined the Portland city attorney’s office as the inaugural honors attorney. Previously, Simon clerked for the Honorable Adrienne Nelson.

    • 09/22/2017

      Anna Spackman BA ’12, a singer-songwriter, performed at a concert benefiting Planned Parenthood in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in summer 2017.

    • 02/15/2017

      Megan Spence BA ’12 is a social worker in Kitsap County, Washington.

    • 11/19/2017

      Phoebe Stoner BA ’12 is a city councilor in Laramie, Wyoming.

    • 08/08/2017

      Patrick Sullivan JD ’12 and his daughter, Shelby Sullivan, visited with Thomas Chandler JD ’12 and daughter Harper Chandler at Shelby’s second birthday party in Washington, D.C. Shelby and Harper were born three weeks apart.

      Patrick Sullivan JD ’12 (left) with his daughter, Shelby Sullivan, and Thomas Chandler JD ’12...

    • 03/08/2017

      Patrick Sullivan JD ’12 opened of the Law Office of Patrick Sullivan, JD, MBA, in November 2016. The firm is dedicated to Indian law, government affairs, and gaming law in Washington, D.C.

    • 03/02/2016

      Patrick Sullivan JD ’12 and Elizabeth Glover welcomed daughter Shelby Glover Sullivan on June 23, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

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    • 01/25/2019

      Daniel Timmons JD ’12 recently moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he is a staff attorney with WildEarth Guardians, a nonprofit environmental group working to protect the wild places, wild rivers, and human communities of the West. Previously, Timmons worked for two years in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, as an associate attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center. His litigation work will initially focus on halting fossil fuel development on public lands and protecting flows in the imperiled Rio Grande River. Timmons writes that it can be exhausting work, so he tries to keep himself sane and grounded by hiking, cross-country skiing, and exploring beautiful New Mexico. He has also recently begun developing a Zen meditation practice.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner as an associate in their Utah office. Whiteley focuses on U.S. patent prosecution in computing, networking, software, and Internet applications.

    • 10/13/2017

      Rachel Wolf BA ’12 completed three years in the Peace Corps and is now in her second year of grad school studying international development at the Josef Korbel School for International Studies at the University of Denver. She was recently selected as a Barton Institute Social Enterprise Fellow and will spend the year with her cohort learning about social enterprises through mentorship, a pilot course, and an internship with a local organization. Wolf spent last summer in Rio de Janeiro on a research internship, which gave her plenty of free time to learn Portuguese, join a beach boxing group, and introduce her new friends to lots of homemade baked goods.

    • 02/01/2018

      Jessica Wynn-Grant BA ’12 married the love of her life and began an MSW program at California State University at East Bay to pursue her dream to be a clinical social worker.

    • 05/27/2015

      Accepted a position as a magistrate of the Commonwealth in Charlottesville, Virginia. Yareshes’ primary responsibilities include conducting probable cause hearings; issuing search and arrest warrants, emergency protective orders, temporary detention orders, and civil warrants and subpoenas; conducting bail hearings; and issuing orders in minor civil matters.

    • 06/28/2018

      Danial Afzal BA ’13 has directed two documentaries: The Survivor, which focuses on the 2014 massacre at the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, and Am I Worthless? which addresses child laborers. He is currently working on another short film, titled Blue, based on child sexual abuse and the dark web. The Survivor has been shown at 10 international film festivals and has won three awards. Afzal anchors a national news channel in Pakistan and recently acted in a Coca-Cola commercial.

    • 06/21/2017

      Danial Afzal BA ’13 directed an award-winning short documentary called The Survivor. The film follows Muneeb Khan, a survivor of the December 2014 massacre at the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, by the Taliban. Khan’s brother, Shaheer, was killed, along with more than 140 others, and the film deals with the grief and trauma of that event in the lives of Khan and his family. The film has been recognized at FiLUMS Festival as the Best Concept Documentary, and it premiered at the Ismailia Film Festival.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected to the board of directors for Portland’s Rock’n’Roll Camp for Girls. Atchison is member of Tonkon Torp’s business law practice group, where she works on a variety of matters including securities regulation and issues related to the financial services industry. An accomplished guitarist and songwriter, she is cofounder of a band that has performed throughout the United States.

    • 05/02/2019

      Matthew Blythe JD ’13 and Rachael Federico JD ’13 welcomed their second daughter, Shoshana Wren Blythe, on April 25, 2019. Shoshana was born in Silverton, Oregon, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces. She is lovingly embraced by her big sister Henia Justine Blythe.

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    • 06/01/2015

      Liv Brumfield JD ’13 joined the Portland office of U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer BA ’70, JD ’76. Brumfield serves as Blumenauer’s field representative on environmental, natural resources, and agriculture issues.

    • 07/03/2019

      Jordan Buysse BA ’13 and Hannah Cooper BA ’13, March 3, 2019, in Gordonsville, Virginia. Mali Smith BA ’13, Corey O’Hara BA ’13, Jeremy Nichols BA ’13, and Griffin Grail-Bingham BA ’13 were members of the bridal party. In attendance were Ricardo Huerta BA ’13, Emily Krause BA’ 14, Julia Cosgrove BA ’13, Karen Taylor BA ’13, Kallie Kurtz BA ’13, Justin Midyet BA ’13, Cate Margeson BA ’13, Noah Johns BA ’13, Jenny Louthan BA ’13, Maia Sakrades BA’ 13, Colette Willard BA ’14, and Kelly House JD ’20. Madi Manson and Teresa Wisner, who attended Lewis & Clark but transferred, were also present.

    • 07/08/2019

      Nate Cohen BA ’13 is a director, teacher, and MFA candidate in directing at Northwestern University in Chicago. Previously, he was resident director at Theatre Vertigo in Portland, a board member of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, and a frequent collaborator to such institutions as Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Coho Productions, Action/Adventure, Imago Theatre, and Artists Repertory Theatre. Cohen has taught at the Oregon Children’s Theatre, Isinglass, Art4Life, and other schools in Portland and Chicago. In addition, he has engaged in extensive activism with organizations such as the ACLU, Don’t Shoot Portland, and PDX Never Again. In summer 2019, he shared his career experiences with L&C students via the theatre department’s Exits and Entrances program.

    • 07/03/2019

      Hannah Cooper BA ’13 and Jordan Buysse BA ’13, March 3, 2019, in Gordonsville, Virginia. Mali Smith BA ’13, Corey O’Hara BA ’13, Jeremy Nichols BA ’13, and Griffin Grail-Bingham BA ’13 were members of the bridal party. In attendance were Ricardo Huerta BA ’13, Emily Krause BA’ 14, Julia Cosgrove BA ’13, Karen Taylor BA ’13, Kallie Kurtz BA ’13, Justin Midyet BA ’13, Cate Margeson BA ’13, Noah Johns BA ’13, Jenny Louthan BA ’13, Maia Sakrades BA’ 13, Colette Willard BA ’14, and Kelly House JD ’20. Madi Manson and Teresa Wisner, who attended Lewis & Clark, but transferred were also present.

    • 04/27/2017

      Kelsey Coulter JD ’13 has joined Wiscarson Law, Oregon’s only law firm primarily focused on special education law for families. Coulter brings litigation experience in both civil and criminal law. She will focus her practice on special education law and adult guardianships. Previously, Coulter represented clients in divorce, custody, and guardianship cases at a family law firm in Portland.

    • 10/11/2017

      Joshua Dunham BA ’13 of Acoustic Distinctions was the lead acoustic consultant and project manager–in conjunction with principal-in-charge David Kahn–who designed the acoustics for the new music department addition at the Weitz Center for Creativity at Carleton College, in collaboration with HGA Architects. The building was completed in August 2017, and students and faculty have since moved in. Dunham and his family attended the opening Faculty Gala Concert on September 16, 2017.

    • 06/28/2018

      Clare Eisenberg BA ’13 lives in Minneapolis, where she works in the nonprofit field with a focus on education and out-of-school-time programming. She recently completed her MEd in youth development leadership. Eisenberg is active in Fourth Generation, a young professionals’ philanthropy group, and served on its board for two years.

    • 04/26/2017

      Andrew Erickson JD ’13 joined Landye Bennett Blumstein’s Anchorage office as an associate attorney. He will focus his practice on Alaska Native law, litigation, and bankruptcy. Erickson has been an active participant in Alaska and environmental affairs. He recently served as the state’s representative for Defenders of Wildlife and was an independent consultant for organizations such as the Center for Biological Diversity, Cook Inletkeeper, and Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community. Erickson is also a former law clerk for the Alaska Supreme Court and worked as Miles Conservation Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Max Baucus.

    • 05/02/2019

      Rachael Federico JD ’13 and Matthew Blythe JD ’13 welcomed their second daughter, Shoshana Wren Blythe, on April 25, 2019. Shoshana was born in Silverton, Oregon, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces. She is lovingly embraced by her big sister Henia Justine Blythe.

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    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Kolisch Hartwell. Fisher’s practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, and she also assists clients in litigation and enforcement matters. 

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Chernoff Vilhauer McClung and Stenzel as an associate attorney.

    • 05/27/2015

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

    • 03/25/2019

      Andrew Frisina BA ’13 and Jenny Frisina welcomed a new Pioneer, Andrew “Drew” Frisina, on January 22, 2019.

    • 09/18/2017

      Gianluca Giarrizzo BA ’13, a sculptor, painter, and illustrator, had his work featured at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph, Oregon, in summer 2017. See more of his work at gianlucagiarrizzo.com.

    • 12/06/2017

      Emmanuel Habimana AES ’13, a filmmaker and survivor of the Rwandan genocide, was interviewed by the Berkeley City College Voice on his his past; his work; and his thoughts on trauma, storytelling, and resilience.

    • 07/01/2019

      Julia Huggins BA ’13 is pursuing a PhD in biogeochemistry at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. Referred to colloquially as the “Rhodes Scholarship of Canada,” this highly selective award attracts doctoral students from all over the world who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement. Nominated by UBC, Huggins will receive $50,000 a year for the next three years to fund her research on oxygen loss in the oceans and the environmental impacts of marine microorganisms.

    • 03/21/2018

      Julia Huggins BA ’13, along with Sarah Clement BA ’14, Micah Leinbach BA ’14, and Sarra Wynn BA ’14, have launched a nonprofit organization called The BOAT (Bus for Outdoor Access and Teaching). Following a successful Indiegogo campaign, they plan to purchase and retrofit a bus with storage space, solar panels, and all manner of amenities, essentially creating a mobile classroom. The goal is to offer cheaper-than-average opportunities for youth education in the outdoors. For more information, see theboatbus.com.

    • 05/27/2016

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

    • 09/01/2015

      Won second prize in the ABA’s Public Law and Policy writing competition for his LL.M. seminar paper, Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act: Demanding a Gift of Federal Lands.

    • 04/10/2018

      To Eline Leemans Lenne BA ’13 and Richie LeDonne Lenne BA ’11, baby Nico Rye, January 27, 2018.

    • 09/29/2015

      Joined the Law Offices of Nay & Friedenberg. Maher focuses his practice on estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning.

    • 10/04/2016

      Joined the Justis Law Firm LLC in Overland Park, Kansas, an environmental litigation firm specializing in Superfund sites. Merryman was with the Missouri State Public Defenders Office for the previous two years.

    • 01/27/2016

      Was appointed to lead the Next Gen Advisory Board of the Midwest Innocence Project. Merryman is an assistant Missouri state public defender.

    • 06/28/2018

      Alexa Moore BA ’13 served as a Peace Corps rural education development volunteer in southern Zambia. Currently, she lives with her partner and an adorable pup in Detroit, where she works as an equal opportunity investigator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    • 05/19/2015

      Joined the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips as an associate attorney. Morehead’s practice focuses on employment discrimination and related litigation, retaliation and wrongful termination, labor relations, wage and hour law, and whistleblower actions.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined the complex litigation group at Keller Rohrback. Preusch is based in Santa Barbara, where his work focuses on representing harmed parties in securities, consumer protection, and environmental matters.

    • 07/10/2018

      Angélica Pulido-Westlake BA ’13 has enjoyed a fulfilling career in the nonprofit sector, developing and delivering education programs for organizations like the Native American Youth & Family Center and Adelante Mujeres in the Pacific Northwest. She has also had the great pleasure of marrying her partner of seven years, father to their sweet 2-year-old boy and baby girl expected in June 2018.

    • 12/10/2018

      Emma Redfoot BA ’13, an environmentalist, activist, and nuclear engineer, is combatting the negative perception of nuclear power in a world desperate for an alternative to fossil fuel’s destructive toll on the planet. Redfoot’s organizing, teaching, and activism are part of a movement for a cleaner future.

    • 07/11/2019

      Lauren Reiterman BA ’13 is a global marketing operations manager at Udacity, an education-tech company in Mountain View, California. Over the last five years, she’s worked in industries from industrial design, to biotech, to fine arts–and now in education. “The late night calls with our teams in the Middle East, India, and China are worth it. Our company has helped over 75,000 students from all socioeconomic backgrounds master lucrative skills in programming, data science, and engineering, and successfully land jobs. I’ve experienced firsthand the transformative power of learning in-demand skills in my own career, and it’s invigorating to help deliver that same power to people around the world.” Reiterman lives in San Francisco and balances her busy schedule by surfing in the cold Bay Area waters.

    • 02/15/2017

      Matthew Rugamba BA ’13 was recently featured on CNN’s African Voices. He is founder and creative director of House of Tayo, a clothing brand that incorporates distinct African style and flavor into contemporary and locally made clothing and accessories.

    • 01/27/2016

      Is running for mayor of Portland in 2016. Schor reports that his campaign is focused on making housing affordable in Portland with new dedicated revenue from an income tax on the top 1% of earners, repairing the relationship between the Portland Police Department and the community, rebuilding the city’s infrastructure, and bringing more services to East Portland. Currently, he is an assistant attorney general at the Oregon Department of Justice.

    • 03/13/2019

      David Schor JD ’13 and Elena Allison Knight Schor, January 19, 2019.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Dunn Carney as a real estate attorney. His practice will focus on real estate transactions, land use, and agricultural law.

    • 06/28/2018

      Dominique Shannon BA ’13 is currently the case manager for a family law legal services program, working with low-income domestic violence survivors who want to protect their children but cannot afford an attorney. While in college, Shannon began working with low-income community members who are trying to access legal services, and she continues that work now, by centering and amplifying the voices of marginalized communities. She also volunteers with the ACLU of Washington and DAWN, a domestic violence agency based in South King County, Washington.

    • 07/09/2018

      Amira Streeter JD ’13 will join the Oregon governor’s office on July 9 as part of the natural resources team. Streeter will assume responsibility for liaising with a number of natural resource state agencies. She brings deep experience in brownfields policy, project management and collaborative problem solving, and community engagement and empowerment. Streeter most recently worked as a policy director for Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, focusing on issues such as the Portland Harbor Superfund clean-up, housing, community development, and public arts and culture. She also has experience in the private and nonprofit sectors, having served as a policy analyst and legislative liaison for Oregon Representative Lew Frederick and as an environmental prosecution clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Streeter earned a certificate in environmental and natural resources law with her JD, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and dance from Skidmore College.

    • 05/18/2016

      Was named a 2016 Kelly W.G. Clark Advocacy Award winner by Sparks of Hope, a nonprofit agency that assists child survivors of abuse. She shares the award with the Spotlight team from the Boston Globe. Swanson, an attorney at Crew Janci LLP, was instrumental in passing three recent Oregon laws supporting survivors of sexual assault.

    • 05/27/2016

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

    • 05/30/2019

      Darya Watnick BA ’13 began pursuing a master’s degree in environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in August 2019.

    • 05/05/2016

      Joined Larvik and Schaeffer Attorneys in La Grande, Oregon, in January 2016. Westenskow’s practice focuses primarily on real estate and land use, estate planning and administration, and business transactions. Previously, she taught legal writing at Lewis & Clark, worked as an attorney in private practice in Eugene, and taught writing at Eastern Oregon University.

    • 10/13/2016

      Joined the law firm of Meyer, Fluegge & Tenney. Previously, Worley served nearly three years as a deputy prosecuting attorney at the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. He plans to use his litigation background to build a practice in civil litigation, labor and employment law, medical malpractice, and municipal law.

    • Animal Dignity Protection in Swiss Law—Status Quo and Future Perspectives

      Gieri Bolliger LLM ’14 discusses the basic ideas, implications, challenges, and opportunities of animal dignity protection as well as its systematic embedding within Swiss law.

      Posted 05/15/2017
    • 06/21/2017

      Jake Brooks JD ’14 and Rhylee Smith JD ’14 were married in Liberty Lake, Washington, on May 28, 2017. Jeffrey Crosswhite JD ’14, Kya Marienfeld JD ’14, Alyssa Mastic JD ’14, Will McLaren JD ’14, Jess Pezley JD ’14, Benjamin Saver JD ’14, Jordan Schoonover JD ’14, Jeff Speir JD ’15, Peter Stein JD ’14, Chelsea Stone JD ’14, and Lauren Vicharelli JD ’14 attended the wedding.

    • 02/22/2019

      Kathleen Burckhardt BA ’14 started a new job as a content strategist at Netrush, an Amazon retail agency near Portland.

    • 10/14/2016

      Kathleen Burckhardt BA ’14 has finished her master of publishing degree at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, and recently moved back to Portland after a stint at Penguin Random House Canada. She is working as a freelance editor and writer.

    • 03/12/2018

      Whitney Christensen JD ’14 recently started her own legal firm, Christensen Law, in Corvallis, Oregon. She specializes in three areas of law: business, estate planning, and financial distress. While she was attending Lewis & Clark Law School, Christensen worked with the Oregon Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

    • 02/08/2018

      Tyler Church BA ’14 has left his position as a political analyst in i360’s analytics and testing department to serve as the Great Lakes regional data director for the Republican National Committee. He loves connecting with any alums working for or interested in the Republican/Conservative campaign network.

    • 10/07/2015

      Joined the litigation team of Samuels Yoelin Kantor as an associate. Clark focuses on family law.

    • 03/21/2018

      Sarah Clement BA ’14, along with Micah Leinbach BA ’14, Julia Huggins BA ’13, and Sarra Wynn BA ’14, have launched a nonprofit organization called The BOAT (Bus for Outdoor Access and Teaching). Following a successful Indiegogo campaign, they plan to purchase and retrofit a bus with storage space, solar panels, and all manner of amenities, essentially creating a mobile classroom. The goal is to offer cheaper-than-average opportunities for youth education in the outdoors. For more information, see theboatbus.com.

    • 01/27/2016

      Joined the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Dennis focuses on veterans’ employment policy and rule making.

    • 03/24/2015

      Became the program specialist for the American Bar Association’s Commission on Disability Rights in their Washington, D.C., office.

    • 06/14/2019

      George Dingeldein JD ’14 has joined Landye Bennett Blumstein as a partner in the firm’s real estate and business law practices. With an extensive knowledge of the real estate and construction industries, Dingeldein helps clients during acquisitions, leasing, financing, contracts, and joint ventures, among other real estate matters. His approach to serving clients is based on mutual trust and guidance his relationships in the real estate market help Dingeldein position his clients for success.

    • 04/12/2019

      George Dingeldein JD ’14 has joined Landye Bennett Blumstein as a partner in the firm’s real estate and business law practices. With extensive knowledge of the real estate and construction industries, Dingeldein helps clients during acquisitions, leasing, financing, contracts, and joint ventures, among other real estate matters. His approach to serving clients is based on mutual trust and guidance; his relationships in the real estate market help him position his clients for success.

    • 04/06/2018

      George Dingeldein JD ’14 and other members of the Rathbone Law Firm have joined the real estate practice group of Dunn Carney LLP in Portland. Dingeldein has four years of experience practicing real estate, construction finance, real estate securities, and corporate general business law.

    • 09/10/2018

      Peter Evalds JD ’14 has joined the Portland office of Garvey Schubert Barer as an associate. Evalds, who focuses on tax planning, tax controversy, and business transactions, has extensive experience in entity formation, 1031 exchanges, reorganizations, and mergers and acquisitions. Formerly a clerk for Judge Henry Breithaupt of the Oregon Tax Court, he earned an LLM in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

    • 10/14/2016

      Katie George BA ’14 was a participant in the Astoria (Oregon) Visual Arts artist-in-residence program. In the past, her work focused on realistic scientific illustrations, but more recently, she has worked in pyrography (wood burning), watercolor, oil, ink, and even pottery and sculpture. George hopes to capture the natural essence of a thing and to “remind the viewer of the importance of conservation, of the treasures of the natural world, and of what remains to be discovered.”

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Hart Wagner as an associate. Hanks’ practice will focus on employment defense and medical malpractice defense.

    • 12/06/2018

      Andrew Henning JD ’14 has started as an assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas. Henning is assigned to the criminal division.

    • 10/07/2015

      Joined Lane Powell as an attorney in the firm’s litigation practice group. Huggler will focus his practice on complex litigation. He holds an M.S. in criminal justice policy from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Oregon State University.

    • 02/22/2019

      Asraa Jaber BA ’14, MA ’16 continues her “reign of terror” at Swarthmore College, where she works in Residential Life. She thanks L&C for the master’s degree and Micah Leinbach BA ’14 for his words.

    • 06/09/2018

      Lisa Kenn JD ’14, after two years as an associate with Kramer & Associates, has established a solo practice, Lisa Kenn Family Law, LLC. Her office is located at 1020 S.W. Taylor, Suite 880, Portland, Oregon. Kenn’s practice focuses on all aspects of domestic relations law, including divorce, custody, restraining orders, guardianships, third-party custody matters, and adoptions. She also represents parties in juvenile dependency cases.

    • 10/25/2018

      Brian Kernan JD ’14 joined the tort and product liability practice group of the Portland office of Gordon & Rees as an associate. Kernan has extensive experience representing general contractors, subcontractors, and architects in construction defect, breach of contract, and collections matters as well as representing manufacturers and distributors in product defect claims.

    • 07/06/2015

      Traveled to China with Tom Lindley, chair of Perkins Coie’s environment, energy, and resources practice, to provide pro bono assistance to the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI). Kerr, an associate at Perkins Coie, acted as a consultant on the development and implementation of environmental laws designed to address China’s environmental concerns.

    • 02/22/2019

      Sam Lehman BA ’14 lives in Vancouver, Washington. He currently works for Fisher Investments, where he is about to celebrate his fifth work anniversary. Lehman serves on the L&C Philanthropy Council and continues to attend campus events. He has recently taken several trips throughout the United States, including to Washington, D.C., and Key West, Florida.

    • 02/22/2019

      Micah Leinbach BA ’14 reports that the BOAT bus (www.theBOATbus.com), a nonprofit “wilderness program on wheels,” has successfully launched. They have completed two programs already and have a contract lined up for September 2019. BOAT’s board includes fellow L&C alums Julia Huggins BA ’13, Sarah Clement BA ’14, and Sarra Wynn BA ’14. Leinbach adds that they are interviewing some L&C students to be their first staff members in the fall. He says, “It’s been a hit in Denver so far–it seems like we’ve really found (and addressed) a pain point.” Leinbach is still manager of learning and development for Guild Education, which has been named Colorado’s fastest-growing start-up.

    • 03/21/2018

      Micah Leinbach BA ’14, along with Sarah Clement BA ’14, Julia Huggins BA ’13, and Sarra Wynn BA ’14, launched a nonprofit called The BOAT (Bus for Outdoor Access and Teaching). Following a successful Indiegogo campaign, they plan to purchase and retrofit a bus with storage space, solar panels, and all manner of amenities, essentially creating a mobile classroom. The goal is to offer cheaper-than-average opportunities for youth education in the outdoors. For more information, see theboatbus.com.

    • 02/28/2019

      Nik Mahapatra BA ’14 is a writer in New York City. A short film he wrote, SPF, premiered at the New York Indie Film Festival in February 2019. He is an inaugural member of LIT Council, an intensive program for male playwrights of color. Mahapatra is currently developing several new plays, and he’s also a member of a writers residency group at Gingold Theatre Company.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined the litigation practice team at Miller Nash in their Portland office.

    • 07/07/2016

      Joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC as an associate attorney in the firm’s Portland office. Morales will practice appellate law, regulatory law, and civil litigation. He previously was a judicial law clerk at the Oregon Court of Appeals, where he drafted memoranda and opinions on a variety of cases.

    • 10/03/2016

      Is a deputy district attorney in Imperial County, California.

    • 10/26/2015

      Joined the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips as an associate attorney. Neidrist’s practice includes all aspects of employment law and labor relations.

    • 07/30/2019

      Jess Pezley JD ’14 and Jeff Speir JD ’15 were married on May 18, 2019, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Members of the wedding party included Rhylee Smith JD ’14, Mai Aoki JD ’14, and Jacob Booher JD ’15. Attendees included Chelsea Stone JD ’14, Alyssa Mastic JD ’14, Lauren Vicharelli JD ’14, Jake Brooks JD ’14, Spencer Wilson JD ’15, Hannah Shangraw JD ’15, Kelsey Herman JD ’15, Jared Adler JD ’15, Ryan Shannon JD ’15, and Paul Kim JD ’16.

      Jeff Speir JD ’15 and Jess Pezley JD ’14 wedding party

       

      Jeff Speir JD ’15 and Jess Pezley JD ’14

    • 08/05/2019

      Jeremiah Rigsby JD ’14 was selected as chief of staff for CareOregon. Previously, Rigsby was CareOregon’s director of public policy and regulatory affairs, working extensively with health care policymakers in Salem and Washington, D.C. He has also served as the senior legislative assistant for U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader (2009–2011) and U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (2006–2009).

    • 02/22/2019

      Nathan Romine BA ’14 works in Los Angeles at the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, where he assists unaccompanied minors in adjusting to life in the United States. Most recently, he coordinated representation for families who were separated at the border. In his spare time, he’s out in Yosemite and Red Rocks, climbing and romping around.

    • 02/27/2016

      Published Meet Max!, a picture book for children. The first in a series, this title introduces the big dog with the very bushy tail, his new owner, and their adventures.

    • 03/27/2019

      Nicole Schaefer JD ’14, a Portland-based family law attorney and entrepreneur, has founded Crescendo Legal, a law firm that will specialize in music, creative business, and art law. Schaefer is founder and CEO of several law-related services that include Let’s Untie the Knot, a divorce website that enables couples to control their own uncontested divorce from start to finish, as well as Your Lawyers Online, a virtual law firm of online legal providers specializing in divorce, probate, business, and animal law, and its affiliate website OnlineRecordExpungement.com. “Technology has changed [the legal landscape], providing clients the opportunity to shop for services when they used to just head down the street to the nearest law firm,” says Schaefer. “I want to enable and empower clients, as well as future and current professionals, to do law differently, from purchasing textbooks to finding the services that work best for them, when and how they want it.” Schaefer has certificates in animal law and criminal law and procedure and extensive experience in family court procedures, forming corporations, and estate planning. Crescendo Legal’s website at crescendolegal.com.

    • 08/02/2016

      Jordan Schoonover JD ’14 married Jay Phillipe on June 26, 2016, in Bend, Oregon. Judge Michael Mosman officiated and attendees included Professor Jim Oleske and 2014 alumni Jake Brooks, Alyssa Mastic, Ben Saver, Bridgett Shephard, and Rhylee Smith. “We all were in the Yellow Pod during our 1L year, and Jim was our torts professor,” says Schoonover.

      From left: Rhylee Smith ’14, Jake Brooks ’14, Alyssa Mastic, ’14, Jordan Schoonover ’14, ...

      From left: Rhylee Smith ’14, Jake Brooks ’14, Alyssa Mastic, ’14, Jordan Schoonover ’14, Bridgett Shephard ’14, Ben Saver ’14, and Professor Jim Oleske 

    • 02/12/2018

      Jake Simonds BA ’14, an actor, writer, and performer, has spent the last year touring his solo show …like nobody’s watching. He’s made stops at Fringe Festivals in New Orleans, Australia, and New York City and has plans to take the show to Ottowa. The show, which Simonds performs accompanied only by a chair, a rope, and a ball named Spalding, explores isolation and loneliness.

    • 06/21/2017

      Rhylee Smith JD ’14 and Jake Brooks JD ’14 were married in Liberty Lake, Washington, on May 28, 2017. Jeffrey Crosswhite JD ’14, Kya Marienfeld JD ’14, Alyssa Mastic JD ’14, Will McLaren JD ’14, Jess Pezley JD ’14, Benjamin Saver JD ’14, Jordan Schoonover JD ’14, Jeff Speir JD ’15, Peter Stein JD ’14, Chelsea Stone JD ’14, and Lauren Vicharelli JD ’14 attended the wedding.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined the litigation department at Tonkon Torp.

    • 03/21/2018

      Sarra Wynn BA ’14, along with Sarah Clement BA ’14, Micah Leinbach BA ’14, and Julia Huggins BA ’13, started a nonprofit organization called The BOAT (Bus for Outdoor Access and Teaching). Following a successful Indiegogo campaign, they plan to purchase and retrofit a bus with storage space, solar panels, and all manner of amenities, essentially creating a mobile classroom. The goal is to offer cheaper-than-average opportunities for youth education in the outdoors. For more information, see theboatbus.com.

    • 10/09/2017

      Henock Ashenafi BA ’15 has joined the NGO Jhpiego in Baltimore, Maryland, as an SQL programmer. Jhpiego is an international organization that works to improve the lives of women and newborns in more than 40 countries. Ashenafi helps manage the organization’s data warehouse.

    • 10/14/2016

      Jake Bartman BA ’15 has left his position as a reporter at the Wilsonville Spokesman to focus on applying to graduate programs, pursuing his goal of becoming a professor.

    • 06/29/2018

      Leland Baxter-Neal JD ’15 has taken a position with the ACLU of Oregon. Previously, Baxter-Neal worked at Immigrant Defense Oregon, a project at Metropolitan Public Defender. There, he represented people in deportation proceedings and worked with unaccompanied minors held in a secure detention facility. He also worked to improve access to immigration legal services and with Oregon Ready to help develop and advocate for a universal representation project at the Portland immigration court. In his first week with the ACLU, Baxter-Neal fought the federal government for access to the 123 immigrants and asylum seekers in ICE custody who had just been shipped to the federal prison in Sheridan. The following week, he helped secure a major victory in federal court when the judge found that the federal government was unconstitutionally preventing Baxter-Neal and other pro bono attorneys from entering the prison or communicating with the immigrants detained there. The judge ordered that the lawyers be allowed access. 

    • 10/14/2016

      Sasha Bishop BA ’15 received the first-place prize at the International Congress of Arachnology for her poster presentation, which focused on a fascinating and under-researched group of spiders known as ochyroceratids.

    • 10/14/2016

      Lily Clarke BA ’15 is traveling the world from Montana to Nepal to study mushrooms. “I want to inspire people to study the obscure,” says Clarke, “we’re finding that the obscure is becoming more and more important.”

    • 10/06/2015

      Partnered with Alexandra Schneider to open a small immigration firm in Portland. They work on humanitarian visas, asylum cases, removal defense, and family-based immigration claims.

    • 01/31/2017

      Is a senior intergovernmental program analyst in the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Diaz writes that he would like “to connect with folks who are working on legislation to protect and advance efforts to combat climate change and ensure civil rights for all…we, in California, are continuing to partner with other jurisdictions, especially in light of the shift at the federal level.” He can be reached at samuel.diaz@opr.ca.gov.

    • 07/07/2016

      Joined Bendixsen Law in Hermiston, Oregon. Foy was previously at the Umatilla County District Attorney’s office.

    • 08/28/2019

      Sarah A. Garrett JD ’15 has joined the firm of Gress, Clark, Young & Schoepper as an associate attorney in their Beaverton, Oregon, office. Her practice specializes in the defense of Worker’s Compensation claims in the state of Oregon.

    • 06/19/2019

      Stephanie Grant JD ’15 has joined the board of directors of Girls Build, which offers summer camps in several Oregon communities for girls 8–14 years old. The camps focus on building confidence through learning the basics of building, including carpentry, plumbing, electricity, and more. “I was raised to be handy person, helping my parents with repairs and maintenance,” says Grant. “I realized later as an adult how that experience was formative for my character. As soon as I heard about Girls Build, I knew I wanted to help spread their mission of inspiring confidence and curiosity in girls through teaching construction skills.” Grant is an associate in Tonkon Torp’s litigation department and represents businesses and individuals in a broad range of commercial and general business disputes.

    • 12/21/2016

      Joined Tonkon Torp LLP as an associate in its litigation department. Grant, who graduated first in her class, spent the past year serving as a judicial law clerk for Judge Mary Beck Briscoe at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. While pursuing her degree she worked as a summer associate at Tonkon Torp for two summers and as a law clerk with the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section, in Washington, D.C.

    • 03/02/2016

      Was selected to be a Presidential Leadership Scholar, joining the second class of a leadership development initiative that draws on the resources of the presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. The six-month executive-style program starts at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home, and travels to each participating presidential center so scholars can learn from former presidents, key administration officials, and leading academics. The goals are to study and put into practice varying approaches to leadership, develop a network of peers, and exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help participants make an impact in their communities.

    • 10/14/2016

      Alex Kraemer BA ’15 is on track to complete his studies at the University of Cambridge, where he is pursuing a two-year graduate program as a Davies-Jackson Scholar. His work deals with Anglo-American interactions in the Pacific, a topic he researched while at Lewis & Clark. After Cambridge, Kraemer plans to return to the United States and pursue a PhD.

    • 11/14/2018

      Roland Lau JD ’15 joined the Portland office of Gordon & Rees as an associate member of the tort and product liability practice group in September 2018.

    • 09/29/2017

      Sullivan MacKintosh BA ’15 works at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, Oregon, as a summer theatre workshop instructor. Last summer, she was awarded the 2017 Judie Hanel Award for outstanding contributions to the theatre arts. The award was presented at the end of a run of Twelfth Night, directed by MacKintosh, which was geared toward younger audiences and starred high school students. MacKintosh has also written and directed an original play for the center, as well as directed plays for the holiday season.

    • 10/09/2017

      David Marshall EdS ’15 is the new human resources director for Hermiston School District in Oregon. Previously he was assistant superintendent for the Milton-Freewater Unified School District, also in Oregon.

    • 11/22/2017

      Lisa Muñoz BA ’15, who works as a manager at Dog River Coffee in Hood River, Oregon, was a panelist at the Sense of Place forum. The panelists discussed the Latino community and their experiences in the Columbia Gorge. The event was organized by Lynn Orr, executive director of the Hood River History Museum, and Natalia Fernandez of Oregon State University.

    • 10/14/2016

      Kayla Nachtsheim BA ’15 spent her second consecutive summer in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Last year, she and Valcourt Honore BA ’17 worked to lay the foundation for a computer literacy program that would be self-sustaining. They succeeded, and this past summer was spent working with Haiti’s first solar company, Enersa, to address the program’s access to electricity.

    • 06/07/2019

      Loren Naldoza BA ’15 joined the office of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon to help cover his economic policy portfolio. Naldoza lives in Washington, D.C.

    • 05/14/2018

      Eva Ramey BA ’15 led a student group from the Watershed School of Boulder, Colorado, on a trip to Hawai‘i. While there, the group visited Jack’s Diving Locker, where they learned about manta rays and were guided through a snorkel and scuba lesson by Keller Laros BA ’85.

    • 10/14/2016

      Eva Ramey BA ’15 is a teacher for the Traveling School, a nonprofit based in Bozeman, Montana, that seeks to empower young women through an experiential overseas high school semester. She spent the fall semester in southern Africa.

    • 10/06/2015

      Was named associate attorney at Wiscarson Law in Portland. Reid focuses on special education law for families. Before attending law school, she spent two years with AmeriCorps, working with children.

    • 05/13/2015

      Won the Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition organized by the Environmental Law Institute and the National Association of Environmental Law Studies. Reschly is the first Lewis & Clark law student to win this prestigious competition, which recognizes student writing that best advances the state of scholarship and informs the debate on a current topic in constitutional environmental law. His paper, “Pesticides, Water Quality, and the Public Trust Doctrine,” analyzes how courts could use the public trust doctrine to regulate certain forms of water pollution and argues that the current regulatory framework governing pesticides is insufficient to protect human health, the environment, wildlife, or water quality.

    • 10/13/2017

      Megan Reuther JD ’15 has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as an associate in its litigation department. Previously, Reuther served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Erika Hadlock of the Oregon Court of Appeals. During her two-year clerkship, Reuther worked on a variety of civil, administrative, and criminal appeals, including complex business and contract law cases, workers’ compensation matters, and free-speech issues. Reuther holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Azusa Pacific University and earned highest honors at Lewis & Clark Law School. She was notes and comments editor for the Lewis & Clark Law Review and received the Paul Casey Public Interest and Candise DuBoff-Jones Memorial Scholarships. As a law school, Reuther worked as a summer associate at Haglund Kelley LLP and as a judicial extern for Chief Judge Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

    • 07/12/2018

      David Rosengard JD ’15, LLM ’16 and his wife, Diana Wiener Rosengard BA ’04, JD ’09, bought their first home in Saint Helens, Oregon, in October 2017. They promptly adopted two adorable rescue pitbulls, who keep them busy. David works at the Animal Legal Defense Fund and teaches as a adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Diana works as a senior manager at a global open-source technology company, while writing novels in her spare time.

    • 11/01/2015

      Was presented with the 2015 Williamson Award by Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Alumni Association, in recognition of Sandford’s dedication to the pursuit of public interest environmental law.

    • 10/16/2017

      Joel Schooler BA ’15 is pursuing a PhD in cognitive psychology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Last spring, he interned at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a tech research and development company, where he worked on the Fittle project, a health app.

    • 07/30/2019

      Jeff Speir JD ’15 and Jess Pezley JD ’14 were married on May 18, 2019, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Members of the wedding party included Rhylee Smith JD ’14, Mai Aoki JD ’14, and Jacob Booher JD ’15. Attendees included Chelsea Stone JD ’14, Alyssa Mastic JD ’14, Lauren Vicharelli JD ’14, Jake Brooks JD ’14, Spencer Wilson JD ’15, Hannah Shangraw JD ’15, Kelsey Herman JD ’15, Jared Adler JD ’15, Ryan Shannon JD ’15, and Paul Kim JD ’16.

      Jeff Speir JD ’15 and Jess Pezley JD ’14 wedding party

       

      Jeff Speir JD ’15 and Jess Pezley JD ’14

    • 11/02/2016

      Joined the League of Oregon Cities as assistant general counsel. Thoennes will advocate in the areas of constitutional and municipal law, and will help develop training and educational materials for elected officials in municipal government. Previously, he clerked for Justice Rives Kistler of the Oregon Supreme Court, where he met his wife, Lauren Eldridge, who was clerking for Justice Jack Landau. Lauren is currently a staff attorney for the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board.

    • 11/11/2016

      Joined the southwest Washington law firm of Phillips Burgess. Past associate editor of Environmental Law Review, van Alstyne earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, where he was featured clarinetist in the university’s orchestra. Prior to joining Phillips Burgess, he was a staff attorney with the Pierce County Housing Justice Project. During law school, van Alstyne was a full-time law clerk for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a law clerk for the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, and a summer intern for a senior advocate of the Supreme Court of India. He can be reached at kvanalstyne@phillipsburgesslaw.com.

    • 02/15/2017

      Melissa Wilk MAT ’15 received a 2016 Fulbright Award. She plans to study the acquisition of second languages in La Rioja, Spain.

    • 07/08/2019

      Amy Miyako BA ’15 is an actor, writer, artist, and teacher in New York City. She earned an MFA in acting at Columbia University in 2018 and has performed on and off stage, on camera, and internationally. She is also a cofounder of Squeaky Wheelz Productions, which took its premiere work, Someone Dies at the End, to Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival in 2017. In summer 2019, Miyako took part in the Lewis & Clark theatre department’s Exits and Entrances program.

    • 06/25/2018

      Mason Wordell BA ’15, a member of the a cappella group B-Side Book Club, flew to Los Angeles in mid-July to compete in the semifinals of the 2018 International Championship of A Cappella Open (“The Open”). The group was the sole representative of the Pacific Northwest and faced groups from Colorado, Arizona, and California.

      B-Side Book Club is an a cappella group founded in 2015 by Lewis & Clark alumni who participated in a cappella during their undergraduate years. The group has performed for All Classical Portland; collaborated with Third Rail Repertory Theatre; won the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition; placed second in the regional Harmony Sweepstakes; and has performed at multiple festivals and private events around the Pacific Northwest. Members include Kushi Beauchamp BA ’16; Sierra Bertolone-Smith BA ’15; Charlie Best BA ’15; Kimo Camat; Siani Donnellan BA ’15; Andy Erickson BA ’14; Becky Friedman BA ’16; Adriana Hinojosa Hernandez BA ’15; Alison Noe BA ’14, MAT ’17; Robert Pirtle BA ’14; Trevor Sargent BA ’16; Louis Umbarger BA ’15; Sam Wellender BA ’16; and Wordell. For more information, check out www.bsidebookclub.com.

    • 04/17/2017

      Katherine M. Acosta JD ’16 works for the Portland law firm Dunn Carney. A former summer associate with the firm, she joined its litigation group as a full associate after graduating.

    • 10/07/2016

      Joined the construction and litigation practice groups at Ball Janik LLP in Portland on September 1, 2016. Blake’s practice includes general litigation and representation of residential and commercial owners in construction defect claims of all types.

    • 04/17/2017

      Jessica Brockway JD ’16 joined Oregon Congressional Representative Cliff Bentz’ staff as legislative director for the 2017 legislative session. She provides policy analysis, bill research, hearing backup, task force process management, and policy development for District 60, which includes Baker, Grant, Harney, Lake, and Malheur Counties.

    • 10/13/2017

      Michelle Coombs Pavón BA ’16 is currently attending the University of Colorado at Denver, where she is a graduate student in clinical mental health counseling with a multicultural emphasis. Once licensed, Coombs Pavón hopes to provide services to minority populations and advocate for social justice issues.

    • 06/01/2018

      Caleb Diehl BA ’16 is a reporter for Oregon Business magazine. In June 2018, he served as the magazine’s embedded reporter on a trade mission to Bangkok, Thailand. He accompanied a contingent from Business Oregon, Prosper Portland, and eight small renewable energy companies as they represented the state at ASEAN sustainable energy week, one of the largest renewable energy conferences in Southeast Asia.

    • 06/26/2019

      Aaron Duff, who completed the graduate school’s Continuing Administrator License program in 2018, is now superintendent of Oregon’s Milton-Freewater Unified School District.

    • 10/13/2017

      Sophia Freuden BA ’16, a Fulbright recipient, recently returned from Kazan, Russia, where she was stationed as an English teaching assistant. After braving the Russian winter, she returned to the States in late June and is now working as a legal assistant in Portland. Freuden also manages Arbitror, an economics and policy publication, with 30 other young scholars worldwide, including several L&C alums.

    • 10/13/2017

      Danni Green BA ’16 is currently living with a host family in Saarbrücken, Germany, as an ambassador to the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals. In the yearlong program, Americans take language courses, attend university classes, do volunteer work, and pursue an internship while Germans do the same in the United States. Although the program is political in nature, it is organized around the goal of cultivating cultural understanding between Germans and Americans.

    • 02/15/2017

      Marley Hauser BA ’16 volunteers for SheWinS, a Vermont-based foundation that empowers young girls in South Africa through sports. In January 2017, Hauser departed for Memel, South Africa, for a three-month stay as a soccer coach. Hauser will also serve as an academic mentor and a women’s reproductive rights advocate.

    • 07/11/2019

      Alexa Jakusovszky BA ’16 works in the office of Oregon State Representative Karin Power, where they focus on environmental and LGBTQ policy. Last summer, Jakusovszky hosted a trivia night at Migration Brewing Company in Portland in support of the Bus Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging young people politically as voters and political actors.

    • 10/14/2016

      Marlón Jiménez Oviedo BA ’16 appeared in Broken Promises, a play by Olga Sanchez, last fall at the Phoenix (Arizona) Theater. Based on the true stories of teen women lured into prostitution and pornography, the play provides an opportunity to discuss health and sex in low-income communities.

    • 10/13/2017

      Leann Knapp BA ’16 has been working for state representative Teresa Alonso Leon, who represents Oregon House District 22. Knapp first started out as field director for the legislator’s 2016 election campaign, which was eventually endorsed by President Barack Obama. She is proud to work for Alonso Leon, who is the daughter of migrant farmworkers and Oregon’s first immigrant legislator.

       

    • 06/27/2019

      Jessye Lavine BA ’16 was accepted to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a federal government research institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Working with a psychiatrist in the institute’s neuroimaging research branch, Lavine will study the treatment of alcohol and prescription opioid addiction.

    • 10/13/2017

      Claudia Lew BA ’16 is an intern in the Presidio Trust’s media relations department. As an intern, Lew assists with media outreach and coverage; event coordination; and activities and programming for the Presidio, a national park in San Francisco.

    • 03/20/2018

      Taylor Lewis JD ’16 joined litigation firm Hart Wagner LLP as an associate in their Portland office. Lewis’ practice will focus on commercial litigation, employment litigation, general tort liability litigation, and medical and legal malpractice defense.

    • 02/15/2017

      Corey O’Neill BA ’16 spent a portion of fall 2016 working with NextGen Climate, an organization that works to raise awareness of climate change on college campuses.

    • 10/13/2017

      Ellie Olitsky BA ’16 completed a summer sculpture residency at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also traveled to Singapore, where she worked for Art Stage Singapore, a premier art fair. After the fair ended, Olitsky recalled her overseas study experience in Beijing, which led her to a job with a start-up gallery in Shanghai. She is excited to begin working and taking on new challenges at the pop-up gallery.

    • 02/08/2019

      Trevor Sargent BA ’16 spoke at the theatre department’s recent “Exits and Entrances” event, which featured L&C theatre alumni who are part of the Portland performance community. Sargent is an assistant designer at Artists Repertory Theatre. He has also served as lead technical director for productions at Third Rail, Imago, and Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble.

    • 03/02/2018

      Colby Stewart JD ’16 joined the CNMI Office of the Attorney General (Saipan Island) in its Civil Division. Stewart previously clerked for the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Municipality of Anchorage (Alaska), and served as the editor-in-chief of Animal Law Review. Following law school, he moved to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to serve as a staff attorney at the Law Revision Commission, where he aided in the codification of statutes and regulations, edited and composed legal publications, presented professional development trainings, worked on court policies and procedures, and assisted the Judiciary’s general counsel on a wide range of legal matters.

    • 10/09/2017

      Julian Strachan BA ’16 is currently in Bologna, Italy, attending the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

    • 10/09/2017

      Amy Straw ’16, after earning her initial administrator’s license through Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling, has joined Fir Ridge Campus in Portland as its interim principal. Straw joined the David Douglas School District in 2006 as a special education teacher, and she was named department chair in 2010.

    • 10/14/2016

      Emily Thompson BA ’16 was nominated for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Woman of the Year Award.

    • 10/14/2016

      Joe Williams BA ’16 was featured in a news story on CBS San Francisco KPIX 5 after graduation. Williams was the first in his family to attend and graduate from college, and the story delves into his success despite challenging circumstances in his younger life.

    • 02/15/2017

      Cassandra Broadwin BA ’17 is running a fundraiser to build a movie theatre in rural Madhya Pradesh, India. As a Dinah Dodds Endowment recipient, Broadwin spent her time studying abroad in India working to produce a documentary film about Janwaar Castle, a skate park in Madhya Pradesh that has had a large impact on the lives of the villagers. Now that the film is complete, she hopes to bring it back to the village for a screening. The fundraiser can be found at www.gofundme.com/namaskate.

    • 07/25/2017

      Erin R. Carlson BA ’17, July 24, 2017, age 22. A music lover, Carlson played and wrote her own music on the piano and guitar. She was also a painter, illustrator, and writer of poetry and prose. When she wasn’t enjoying or creating art, she spent time with nature. Her favorite destination was Yellowstone National Park, where she hoped to one day work as a geochemist. Survivors include her parents, Scot and Chris, and her sister, Lauren.

    • 02/08/2019

      Andrea Dean BA ’17 writes: “I got into a tech and policy fellowship through the National Security Institute, so I’ll spend four weekends in DC/NYC over the next year learning about the government and policy.”

    • 06/28/2018

      Andrea Dean BA ’17 works at Amazon as a software development engineer for the Amazon Go team. She says she wanted to utilize her knowledge and skills related to computer vision and machine learning. Dean credits Iva Stavrov, associate professor of mathematical sciences, and Peter Drake, associate professor of mathematical sciences, with inspiring and assisting her on her path to success. “Ultimately,” says Dean, “I hope to ensure we’re using technology to create a more just society.”

    • 02/20/2018

      Heather Fossity JD ’17 has joined Barran Liebman’s employment litigation team. Fossity has a diverse legal background representing Oregon employers.

    • 02/28/2019

      LM Alaiyo Foster EdD ’17 is executive director of the Black United Fund of Oregon, which supports people of color with community-sourced scholarships and endowments. For 28 years, the organization has distributed more than $500,000 in scholarships annually.

    • 04/16/2018

      Josh Goldberg JD ’17 joined Barran Liebman. Goldberg represents employers and management in employment law litigation, and provides advice on a full range of employment law matters. After he earned his JD, Goldberg externed with the Honorable Ann Aiken, and served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Jerome LaBarre and the Honorable Andrew Lavin. Prior to law school, he served as a policy assistant for Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 during her tenure as Oregon’s secretary of state.

    • 10/30/2017

      Jarell Hunt JD ’17 has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as an associate in its business department. A Portland native, Hunt worked with the firm during the summer while a student. Prior to earning his law degree, he also worked for several years at M Holdings Securities, where he gained insight into the financial services sector and experience with broker dealers, registered investment advisors, and funds.

    • 11/26/2018

      Corin La Pointe-Aitchison JD ’17 has joined Galanda Broadman as an associate in the firm’s Seattle office. La Pointe-Aitchison’s practice focuses on litigation involving tribal governments and enterprises, as well as Indian civil rights.

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      Dwight Mears JD ’17 recently celebrated the publication of The Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America’s Highest Military Decoration. Mears began the book as a capstone project for Lewis & Clark Law School’s Professors Tung Yin and William Funk, and completed it to honor of prisoners of war.

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    • 03/21/2018

      Jessica Meyerzon BA ’17, who double-majored in international affairs and foreign languages (Spanish and Russian), received a Fulbright English Teaching Award, which funded one year of living and working in Belarus. She currently teaches English language courses at the Baranovichi State University, gives lectures on American culture at local schools, and leads the Baranovichi Library English Club. Meyerzon’s experiences in Belarus are described in more detail in her blog, https://fulbrightinbelarus.wordpress.com.

    • 07/03/2019

      Shay Myerson BA ’17 is a recent graduate of the Land Arts of the American West program at Texas Tech University. Some of the work she developed during the program was displayed in the university’s museum in spring 2019. A reviewer from the Texas visual arts site Glasstire called Myerson’s work “promising and thought-provoking.”

    • 06/19/2019

      Jeremy Rogers JD ’17 was included by Portland Business Journal in its “Forty Under 40.” Rogers is the vice president of the Oregon Business Council.

    • 03/12/2018

      Olivia Schneider Grabacki JD ’17 joined the business team of Portland law firm Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP as an associate. During law school, Schneider Grabacki served as a contracts teaching fellow, a peer mentor, and an extern for the Western Resources Legal Center. In 2015 and 2016, she worked as a law clerk for the Washington County District Attorney’s Office. In 2016, Schneider Grabacki participated in Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s summer associate program, working on general business as well as environmental and natural resource litigation matters.

    • 12/14/2017

      Juliet Wilhelm BA ’17 joined the Technology Services Center at Portland State University’s Graduate School of Education as a technology support specialist.

    • 02/07/2019

      Renee Allums-D’Espyne BA ’18 has announced plans to host a YouTube series with the goal to “break away from the ‘influencer’ age” by elevating the stories of queer women of color like herself. She describes it as the “project of [her] dreams.”

    • 07/24/2019

      Caroline F. Brinster JD ’18 has joined Portland-based firm Gevurtz Menashe as a family law associate. Brinster will handle divorce, custody/parenting time, child support, contempt, and modification for clients with legal matters in Oregon.

    • 02/22/2019

      Lindsey Clark BA ’18 is a 2018-19 fellow at QuEST, an organization that assists young people in pursuit of work for change and service. Clark will be spending the year with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, which provides free legal services to immigrants otherwise without access.

    • 02/08/2019

      Emily Cornett BA ’18 was selected to be a fellow in the Senate Fellowship Program administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University at Sacramento. The fellowship entails 10 to 11 months of full-time work in various offices of the California government, giving participants firsthand experience in the leadership of the large, complex state.

    • 02/12/2019

      Makayela Johnson BA ’18, a hip-hop artist who performs as KayelaJ, is the host of the podcast Press ‘n’ Play with KayelaJ, through the XRAY Podcast Lab. Johnson describes the podcast as “a talk show highlighting black and brown musical talent in the Pacific Northwest.”

    • 06/28/2018

      Makayela Johnson BA ’18, a hip-hop artist in Portland who performs as KayelaJ, was profiled in Willamette Week and appeared at the PDX Pop Now! festival in July 2018.

    • 01/30/2019

      Markel Leonard BA ’18 is the new men’s basketball intern at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis.

    • 06/28/2018

      Nina Oishi BA ’18 was selected by Lewis & Clark faculty members to receive the American Association of University Women Senior Woman Recognition Award. Oishi cites Associate Professor Heather Smith-Cannoy and Assistant Professor Elizabeth Bennett as some of her “brilliant role models in the international affairs department.” Oishi has already moved to Boston to work for a nonprofit that focuses on national consumer healthcare advocacy.

    • 11/14/2018

      Rebecca Ok JD ’18 has joined Tonkon Torp as an associate in the firm’s labor and employment practice group.

    • 06/28/2019

      Thor Retzlaff BA ’18, entrepreneur and cofounder of Intrepid, seeks to solve problems all over the world. One of these problems involves human waste disposal in high-altitude areas, such as the base camp of Mount Everest. At high altitudes, waste does not decompose, and its accumulation has begun to cause severe environmental issues on Everest and many other high-altitude areas. Retzlaff and his colleagues hope to address this with their nonprofit Do Good Shit (DGS), which is currently seeking funding. Starting in Torres del Paine, Patagonia, DGS hopes to install lasting solutions to preserve the most beautiful places in the world.

    • 06/21/2018

      Eric Sauer BA ’18 was a participant in the prestigious Western States Ultra, the oldest 100-mile trail race in the world. Beginning in Squaw Valley, California, runners climb more than 18,000 feet then descend over 22,000 before reaching the finish line in Auburn, California. Sauer finished 162nd after more than 26 hours on the road.

    • 04/25/2018

      Harrison Smith BA ’18, the multi-instrumentalist behind the artful punk project Turtlenecked, released High Scores of the Heart in April 2018. His new release landed him a mention in NPR Illinois’ “Songs We Love” feature. Smith, a prolific songwriter, produced High Scores shortly after his 2017 album Vulture. Both albums, along with earlier recordings, can be found on the Turtlenecked Bandcamp page, https://turtlenecked.bandcamp.com.

    • 06/28/2018

      Kate Smock BA ’18 was the recipient of the 2018 Rena J. Ratte Award, which recognizes outstanding academic and personal achievement. Smock, a nontraditional student, transferred to Lewis & Clark from community college. She was soon offered the opportunity to intern with NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, where she developed a fundraising guide for the Safe Travels Fund to assist donors contributing to women seeking access to health care. She plans to continue research on transnational gentrification, and ultimately, to pursue a PhD in sociology.

    • 07/01/2019

      Jackson Thein BA ’18, who is pursuing a master’s degree in public health at the University of Edinburgh, is working with a professor on a paper for publication in a medical journal. He has also pinned down his dissertation project, which will be a genetic/infectious epidemiology project involving antibacterial resistance genes and how they are distributed in various populations. He says he keeps busy by volunteering in high schools and on the university campus.

    • 01/08/2019

      Jackson Thein BA ’18 reports that he is greatly enjoying his time at the University of Edinburgh, where he studies epidemiology and statistics. He’s been surprised to find he also likes learning about health ethics. When he’s not studying, he works as a university ambassador, giving tours and meeting with visiting high school groups. He also serves on a postgraduate teaching evaluation committee and student council. He credits Lewis & Clark with having prepared him for this journey and plans to visit Portland soon.

    • 04/30/2018

      Jackson Thein BA ’18 is attending the University of Edinburgh, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in public health. “I’m very excited to see what this path will hold for me.”

    • 11/20/2018

      Daniel Walker JD ’18 has joined the State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF) as appellate counsel and was sworn in as a special assistant attorney general for the State of Oregon.

    • 05/15/2018

      Shelby Ziccardi BA ’18 was a recipient of the 2018 NCWIT Collegiate Award, which honors exceptional accomplishments in computing by undergraduate and graduate women. Ziccardi’s project, “Individual Calibration of Redirected Walking Thresholds in Virtual Reality,” focuses on the VR problem of presenting users with large virtual spaces when the actual spaces they occupy are very limited. Her project addresses this problem by tricking the brain, increasing immersion and depth of experience. The result is quick and accurate calibration of the VR experience, tailored to the individual.

    • 07/16/2019

      Ariel Moyal BA ’19 moved to New Orleans in August 2019 to begin a yearlong post with Avodah Jewish Service Corps, an organization that is building a network of social justice leaders throughout the Jewish community. Specifically, Moyal is working in criminal justice reform with the Promise of Justice Initiative. She credits L&C with helping her advance on her journey, saying, “I learned about leadership, community, critical thinking, and perseverance, and I am excited to put these skills into action in the ‘real world.’”