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Class Notes–2010s

October 03, 2014

This edition of Class Notes includes law submissions received through July 1, 2014, and undergraduate and graduate submissions through June 10, 2014.


Arts & Sciences Reunion

June 25−28, 2015

Bridget Donegan J.D. started a three-year term as 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.

Samuel Hernandez J.D. is preparing for a yearlong tour in Afghanistan. He 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 Liebman, 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 one of four Portland lawyers to receive a 2014 Oregon State Bar Litigation Section Rising Litigator Award.


Angela Webber B.A. and her sister, Aubrey Webber, perform as the musical group The Doubleclicks. They have received accolades for “promoting feminism and teaching little girls that they shouldn’t be ashamed to be smart and like science (and science fiction).” Now that they have surpassed their fundraising goals, they plan to record a new studio album, buy new video gear, start a monthly live-streamed show with music and guests, and more.


Class Correspondent: Josh Cohn

Barra Brown B.A., an accomplished flutist, drummer, and composer, is a drummer in four gigging bands and recently released his debut album, Songs for a Young Heart. The Barra Brown Quintet is his newest project. The group includes guitarist Adam Brock, trumpeter Thomas Barber, bassist Arcellus Sykes, and tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover.

Elie Lauden B.A. is hiking the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada with four coworkers from Quetzaltrekkers, a volunteer-run trekking company in Guatemala. They are raising money for a school and dormitory for underprivileged Guatemalan children. Follow them or donate at

Abigail Press B.A., a soul electronica singer and producer, launched a Kickstarter campaign for her European tour, Wavy. She will meet and perform with her Soundcloud collaborators, whom she’s been working with online for several years.

Chloe Waterman B.A. is a state legislative coordinator for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


Benjamin Hoffman B.A. received a fellowship from the National Science Foundation in recognition of his potential to contribute to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. Hoffman hopes to earn a Ph.D., become a professor, and settle in an area with mountains and rivers.

Sam Tidwell B.A. started walking across America on November 1, 2013, with New York City as his final destination. He is “writing a letter to America with my feet.” You can follow his blog at

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