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Class Notes - 2000s


Class Correspondent: Sierra Hutchison


Class Correspondent: Katie Clarkson

Sione “Sam” Aeschliman BA started Sione Aeschliman, a freelance editing and writing business, in June 2012. By October of that year, she had left her job at Marylhurst University to freelance full time. She edits and writes poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. She also volunteers for VoiceCatcher, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting women artists and writers in the Portland/Vancouver area.

Dan Metcalf BA is in his eighth year as a realtor with Finn Family Group, his family’s sales team, at Long & Foster in the metro Washington, D.C., area. He is enjoying his first term of service with Lewis & Clark’s Board of Alumni. Metcalf met his wife, Kathy Peacock, while serving in the Peace Corps in Ghana. See also Births.


Craig Colbeck BA is visiting assistant professor of East Asian Studies at Eckerd College in Florida. In 2012, he earned a PhD from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. His dissertation was titled “From the Brothel to the Body: The Relocation of Male Sexuality in Japan’s Prostitution Debate, 1870–1920.” In March, he delivered a talk at Lewis & Clark titled “Emptying the Tang Hand: Okinawan Identity in the Japanization of Karate.”

Andrea “Ondi” Crino BA graduated in May from the University of Montana at Missoula with a PhD in organismal biology and ecology.

Neil Weare BA, a lawyer and former Olympic runner for Guam, launched the We the People Project in April. This national nonprofit is working to achieve equal rights and representation for the nearly 5 million U.S. citizens living in U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.


Jonas Lerman BA joined the State Department as an attorney in the Office of the Legal Adviser.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 19−22, 2014

Catie O’Keefe-Dargue BA completed her M.A. in playwriting from Royal Holloway, University of London, and was accepted into the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme. While in London, her plays were performed at the Jerwood Centre, Southwark Theatre, Henley Fringe Festival, the Royal Court Upstairs, Theatre 503, and
the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. She was also playwright in residence with Gin-in-the-Tea Theatre Company and later became a co–artistic director. She returned to the States, settling in Ohio. She became the playwright in residence at New Edgecliff Theatre in Cincinnati and soon started her own company, Shark Eat Muffin Theatre Company. Her plays have been performed in several states. She currently lives in Cleveland, where she is director of development at the Cleveland Public Theatre.

Christi Turner B.A. left Madagascar and is pursuing a master’s degree in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also working at a nonprofit that focuses on ecological restoration. She is transitioning from using media in community development to pursuing a career in the media, reporting on community development. Turner was recently awarded an internship in the Arctic Circle in Kirkenes, Norway, to report on climate change with the Barents Observer, an Internet news service. The internship is the result of a new partnership between the U.S. Embassy to Norway, the Royal Norwegian Embassy to the United States, and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Molly Klarman BA was working for a hospital in rural Haiti after earning her master’s degree when she decided to start a girls’ soccer team. “Soccer is the main recreational activity in Haiti, but it is almost exclusively for boys,” Klarman explains. She and a colleague started with a group of 25 girls and the number attending practice regularly doubled within a month. “Unfortunately, we had to start turning away girls because we don’t have the resources to accommodate so many.” Her activities have been well received by the local community, with many residents attending matches and offering to help.

Marianna Hane Wiles BA was selected as a New York City Teaching Fellow. She teaches high school English in Brooklyn as she works toward an M.A. in English education at Brooklyn College.


Class Correspondent: Aron Phillips

Ryan Lockard BA, assistant coach for the Pioneer football team, opened Specialty Athletic Training in the summer of 2012 with the goals of building physical fitness and self-esteem in children and young adults with autism. When Lockard tore his knee playing college football for the Pioneers, he took an independent study course that “opened [his] eyes to autism,” which led to the creation of his business.

Yarrow Ulehman BA returned to the Northwest after teaching abroad for two years in Munich, Germany. She completed her M.A.E. from Antioch University in Seattle in 2012 and has completed her first year of teaching middle school language arts and social studies in Seattle.


Class Correspondent: Maura Walsh

Amy Baugher BA graduated from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Heath with a degree in epidemiology. She is a research program coordinator at Emory.

Alexa Schmidt BA spent a year in Bangladesh as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant and is currently studying comparative and international education at the University of Oxford. Her focus is on refugee access to higher education, and she is in the process of starting a program to help support refugee students to apply and attend university.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 19−22, 2014

Lewis Feuer BA was a reader for “Persevering Through the Snow and Ice” for the Breakwater Reading Series at the Brookline Booksmith in Massachusetts. Feuer cofounded Portland’s 12128, a gallery and workspace built aboard the Labrador, a retired Bering Sea crab-fishing boat. He received the Academy of American Poets Prize for his poem sequence “I’ll Start this Way.”

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