January 26, 2011

Class Notes - 2000s

Class Notes - 2000s


Katy Boyce JD was appointed manager of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission for the Bend region. Boyce joined OLCC in 2002 as an inspector and license investigator. She has served as lead worker since 2005 and as interim manager since August 2009.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23-26, 2011

Dayna Kirk Morrison BA met Benny Morrison BA, a fellow graduate whom she hadn’t known well at Lewis & Clark, about a year after graduation. They married, have a beautiful daughter, Edalyn, and live in Portland with their dog, Cricket. Benny plays music, and Dayna continues to work in the field of HIV/AIDS.


Michael Tarrant BA is studying law at Vermont Law School and looks forward to graduating and perhaps working in state government.


J. Riley Lagesen JD is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine in Portland. His transactional practice focuses on growth and development counseling for business clients, especially those in the restaurant industry. Lagesen is a leader of the national restaurant industry group firmwide.

Victoria Lantz BA received her PhD in theatre research from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in March 2010. She is teaching at Gettysburg College during 2010–11. Her husband, Nick Lantz BA ’03, is the 2010–11 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.

Courtney Caughran Winkfield BA is assistant principal of the Academy for Young Writers in Brooklyn, which is part of the New York City Department of Education’s small schools movement. She helped start the school in 2006. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband of seven years, David. See Births.


Amanda Johnson BA completed her master’s degree in museum education and has been working as a third-grade assistant teacher in New York City. Now, after six years, she is leaving New York to start a new chapter in Paris. She welcomes reconnecting with other alumni at amanda. diane14@gmail.com

Matthew Weidner BA began pursuing his master’s degree in urban and regional planning at Portland State University in fall 2010.


Peter Acker BA graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine with an M.D./ M.P.H. in May 2010. He is headed to the University of Chicago for a residency in emergency medicine.

Sharl Azar BA graduated from Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Medicine and will begin her residency in internal medicine at OHSU. She plans to pursue a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology. .

Angela Chu BA has begun a master’s program in public health at the University of California at Berkeley. She is concentrating on health policy and management and continuing her work in health insurance counseling.

Travis Harper BA finished three years in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program in 2008. After moving to Seattle, he got a job at a grocery store and volunteered extensively with Japan- and education-related groups, such as the Japan-America Society’s Japan in the Schools program. Although he enjoyed these endeavors, he decided to get his career back on track and become a “real” teacher. He is now pursuing an MAT. at the University of Washington and hopes to teach Japanese at a junior high or high school in Seattle.


Nicole Kaupp BA is assistant swimming and diving coach at Washington University in St. Louis. She previously lived three years in Texas.

Nicholas Strychacz BA graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with an MA in international relations and international economics in 2009. He now works at the World Bank as a consultant on international trade and regional integration issues in Africa.


Nicole Anderson BA, Danny McKeegan BA, Lilly Hankins BA, and Katie Chirhart BA live in southeast Portland and spend as much time as possible with their three bundles of joy: Kipper, Candy, and Chewbacca. “Rooooaar!”


Andranel Brown MAT. is giddy about starting her third year teaching language arts to eighth-graders at Begich Middle School in Anchorage, Alaska. She reports her school has “1,000+ students across three grades coming from families speaking over 50 languages!”

Annie Brulé BA runs a map-focused print design and illustration business in Puget Sound and volunteers extensively in her home community. As program director for Vashon Island Greenmap Project, she led a team in “facilitating a citizen-led mapping initiative featuring cultural, natural, and ‘green living’ resources that make the island unique.” The group hopes to expand the role of the project into local schools and town planning.


Jennifer Bard B.A. is a special education teacher at Pueblo del Sol Middle School in Phoenix. She was a 2009 member of Teach for America’s Phoenix corps and is pursuing a master’s degree in special education from Arizona State University.

Jacob Bourne BA is a sports writer for DC Sports Fan. He covers the Washington Wizards men’s basketball team. He also works for the Washington Nationals, writing for their game-day programs and monthly magazine.

Megan Brodie BA is at the University of Pennsylvania in a post-baccalaureate classics program. While at Lewis & Clark, she crafted a student-designed major based on the college’s classical studies minor. Brodie has worked at Penn’s library, digitizing and archiving medieval and Renaissance books and manuscripts. This fall, she joined the master’s program in classics at the University of Maryland at College Park, where she is a teaching assistant for Introduction to Ancient Myth. After two more years of Greek and Latin courses, she hopes to enroll in a PhD program or begin teaching at the secondary level. This past summer, she did research in Pompeii and Lisbon.

Dana Ingalls BA is pursuing a master’s degree in library and information science at McGill University.

Danielle Johnson BA is working toward an M.P.A. at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She interned for Women’s International Perspective, an Internet news service that produces articles from the perspectives of women. She also plans to intern as a special programs coordinator at MIIS.

Dan Miller BA served as campaign manager of Suzanne VanOrman’s unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the Oregon State Legislature. VanOrman, a Democrat, was elected in 2008 to represent House District 52, which includes Hood River and Sandy.

Clare Montgomery-Butler BA is an associate sales analyst at EthicsPoint, a computer software company in Lake Oswego, where she leads the community involvement group. Montgomery-Butler organizes service opportunities and newsletters. She has ambitions to return to school for a graduate degree.

Erin Schreur BA is a staffing coordinator of talent acquisition for Baxter Healthcare Corporation in Deerfield, Illinois. Schreur is applying to DePaul University’s graduate program in writing and publishing.