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December 13, 2004


Ryan Baxter ’00 is a doctoral student at the University of Washington.

Rebecca “Becca” Bernstein ’00 showed Mothers and Daughters in Their Second Half-Century, a series in acrylic paint, at Portland’s Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center in June 2003. The series took three years to create and featured faces of older women, their mothers, and their daughters.

Laura Biermaier ’00 recently received her teaching certificate from San Diego State University.

Emily Payne Davis ’00, M.A.T. ’02 taught eighth-grade language arts in virginia before she and her husband, Jason, moved to Maui in June 2003.

Mei Fong ’00 is an assistant buyer at Cost Plus World Market and volunteers as a coach for novice junior crew at Bair Island Aquatic Center in California.

Shaen Germain ’00 is pursuing a career teaching high school history and political science. He and his wife, Bethany Dengler-Germain ’01, live in a two-story cabin they built in Hilo, Hawaii.

Seth Hoffberg ’00 moved to Los Angeles from Portland with wife Tillie Bjerke Hoffberg and son Lars, when Seth became vice president of operations at Automotive Undercar Products.

Scott Kennedy ’00 is in his second year of medical school. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Rachel. They have one son.

Jill Leary ’00 attends the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she is pursing a master’s degree in water resources.

Fred Locke M.A.T. ’00 was one of two alumni from Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education to receive a Portland Schools Foundation Excellence in Education Award in May 2003. He accepted the award for work done by the ninth-grade teaching team at Portland’s Marshall High School, where he is vice principal.

Bianca Miyata ’00 has moved to Colorado from Munich, Germany, where she worked at a strategy consulting firm. She began law school in fall 2003.

Beth Smith Mock ’00 lives in southern California with her husband, Greg. She recently completed her bachelor’s degree in business administration at Hope International University.

Robert “Rob” Mueller ’00 is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Denver.

Carrie Richter J.D. ’00 is now an associate at the Portland office of Garvey Schubert Barer. She focuses on land use, water law, and energy law.

Richard Roberts ’00 moved from Portland with his wife, Katie, and their two daughters to Okanogan, Oklahoma, where Roberts became pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church in 2002. He earned his master of divinity degree at Western Seminary.

Carolyn Wulf ’00 is pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine at Ohio State University. Previously she was a veterinary technician and snowboarder in Denver.

Suzanne Yountchi ’00 completed her master’s in Middle East studies at the University of Texas, with a semester in Turkey.


Sarah Bowen Antonelli ’01 is working on her Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Oregon. She and her husband, Andy, own a home in Portland, and have three cats, Isabel, Oscar, and Julius.

Laurel Brauns ’01 recently released her second album, Periphery. She started her own label, Red Tail Records, and also does her own bookings, sales, and public relations. Brauns’ first album, Swimming, was recorded in 2001 in the basement of Evans Music Center with the help of 15 other Lewis & Clark students.

Bethany Dengler-Germain ’01 is a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife services in Hilo, Hawaii. She is married to Shaen Germain ’00.

Blake Dore ’01 runs a private investigation business in Portland.

Edward “Jed” Haupt ’01 teaches skiing at Copper Mountain and is a rafting guide in the summer on the Arkansas River in Colorado.

Akira Heshiki J.D. ’01 has been elected to the 2003 board of directors of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association.

Kent Hymel ’01 is a research analyst for the Oregon department of Revenue in Salem.

Luke Jackson ’01 is enrolled in the Brooks Institute of Photography for photojournalism. He lives in Ventura, California, and previously lived in Alaska, Massachusetts, Portland, and San Francisco.

Adam Katz ’01 moved to Guilin, China, to teach English and opened a pub, the city’s first foreign-owned business. He now has two pubs in Guilin.

Travis Litman ’01 began attending the University of Colorado School of Law in fall 2003 and was named a Bernard J. Seeman scholar for 2003-04.

Benjamin “Ben” McClelland ’01 works for Oregon’s secretary of state, and is preparing to take the CPA exam. He and his wife, Melissa, live in Wilsonville.

Amaliya Morgan-Brown ’01 received a Congressional Hunger Center Fellowship for 2003-04. She’s spending six months in Hartford, Connecticut, as work group coordinator for the school nutrition program of End Hunger Connecticut! She will then work in a related policy institution in Washington, D.C.

Christina Morino ’01 completed an AmeriCorps position at the West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technologies in July 2003. While there, she organized the Oregon Green Schools Summit and a districtwide recycling program; taught an after-school geology class; and worked with the fifth-grade leadership class at Sunset Primary School.

Matthew Quigley ’01 works for K2 sports in Tianjin, China. He was featured earlier this year in the local Tianjin newspaper.

Lindsay Rocks ’01 is pursuing her Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She lives in Madison with her husband, David Smith ’01. Smith works for a medical software company. They say they like snowy winters better than rainy ones, but really miss the mountains.

Aimee Sands ’01 is an account executive for Room & Board, Wilderness Inquiry, and Stellent at Haberman & Associates in Minneapolis.

Jule Schultz ’01 is studying barnacle larvae on the Oregon coast for his master’s degree.

Norah Van Dusen ’01 lives in upper Manhattan. She says it is freezing there in the winter, but Central Park is beautiful in the snow.


Eleanor Alderman ’02 began working toward her teaching credential in fall 2003 and is a substitute teacher in Oakland, California. She previously taught at Edna Brewer Middle School and was a Project YES fellow through the East Bay Conservation Corps.

Tyler Atkins ’02 earned his master’s degree in Spanish and Latin American literature at New York University. He studied in Madrid, Spain.

Anthony Azadeh ’02 attends Lewis & Clark Law School. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as a legislative intern and writer for U.S. representative Greg Walden. While a senior at the College, he ran for the Oregon Legislature.

Elizabeth Bellardo ’02 is “still out in the D.C. swamplands,” completing her final year in the international affairs graduate program at George Washington University.

Lisa Blee ’02 began a Ph.D. program in modern American history at the University of Minnesota in fall 2003. She was previously special collections assistant at the Oregon Historical Society.

Surina “Prilla” Chandra ’02 is an actuarial analyst in the actuarial division of Anthem Bluecross and Blueshield.

Irakly Chkhenkely ’02 enrolled in the German and European studies program at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in fall 2003. His disciplinary concentrations are political philosophy, international affairs, and economics. He has started playing rugby again.

Susan Cohen ’02 returned to Portland last summer after living in Bend. There she worked at Head Start, assisting low-income rural families whose children were in the preschool program.

John Daters ’02 is a travel writer for In September, he began an assignment that involved traveling to five South American countries in three months.

Sean Driscoll J.D. ’02 has joined Saalfeld Griggs, where he focuses on employment law and commercial litigation.

Talia Epstein ’02 is finishing an AmeriCorps position in Massachusetts and will then move to Maine to teach environmental education at the Chewonki Foundation.

John Fathman ’02 has moved to Boston to work in the Division of Immunology and Infectious Disease at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Lenka Fedorova ’02 interned last summer at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. In fall 2003, she began a master’s degree program in Eastern European studies at Stanford University.

Christine Fisher J.D. ’02 has accepted a position with the Washoe County public defender’s office. She was previously a clerk to Justice Shearing of the Nevada Supreme Court.

Julianna Gray ’02 is assistant English teacher for the Japan Exchange Programme in Hokkaido, Japan. She teaches at a number of high schools while studying Japanese and picking up hobbies such as mountain climbing and snow camping.

Shana Harris ’02 is preparing for fieldwork on IV drug users and AIDS in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She earned her master’s degree in cultural anthropology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Rebecca Harviston ’02 lives in Washington, D.C., and works for Bethesda Cares. As food distribution coordinator, she developed a low-cost food distribution program that provides groceries to about 50 people per month in the Bethesda area.

Stephanie Hines J.D. ’02 is now an associate at the Portland office of Perkins Coie.

Meaghan Lamarre ’02 is a research assistant with the Center for the Study of Human Development at Brown University. She is studying racial and ethnic identity and gender identity development.

Shankar LeVine ’02 has entered a pre-med program at Columbia University.

Lauryn Mangat ’02 started a jewelry business and boutique called Lauryn Esther Studio in Denver in 2002. She says she is thoroughly enjoying all the sunshine Colorado has to offer.

Rose Mastrangelo ’02 coordinates Start Making a Reader Today at two public elementary schools in the Beaverton School District as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer.

Fred Mihara ’02 finished an internship at Cassidy & Associates, a political and international lobbying organization in Washington, D.C., in May 2003.

Celeste Miller ’02 moved to New York City in June 2003 to work in the magazine industry following her graduation from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

John “Jay” Parrish ’02 is a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network’s San Francisco Group. He says work in census records and city directories in Lewis & Clark’s Historical Materials class helped him ease into his job.

Cristina Pomeroy ’02 is enrolled in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington.

Marisa Rogoway J.D. ’02 has joined the litigation department at Miller Nash’s Portland office.

Laura Rummler ’02 is pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at the University of California at Irvine. She was previously a research assistant in the university’s orthopedic surgery department.

Kristen Schleiher ’02 works in the equivalent of a high school in Klagenfurt, Austria, with the support of a J. William Fulbright grant. She helps students develop English communication skills and presents information on U.S. government, geography, racism, and other issues.

Sarah Stohr ’02 is an elementary school librarian in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Melissa “Missy” Waer ’02 lives in Fort Hood, Texas, where she works as a technical librarian. She says she enjoys the heat, bugs, humidity, and scorpions.

Jessica Warner ’02 is a research assistant at Oregon Health & Science University.

Rachel Wieland ’02 teaches K-3 special education at Laveen Elementary School in Laveen, Arizona, through Teach for America’s 2003 Phoenix Corps. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in education in curriculum and instruction at Arizona State University.


Daniel Auld ’03 is pursuing a master’s degree in security studies, with a concentration in international security, at Georgetown University. Before moving to the Washington, D.C., area, he traveled in Europe.

William Duffy J.D. ’03 published “Football May Be Ill, But Don’t Blame Bosman,” in 10 The Sports Lawyers Journal 295 (2003).

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