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  • August 18
    TIME Magazine’s TIME 100 Talks, a video series highlighting influential people, has included alumna and disability-rights advocate Haben Girma BA ’10 in its line-up. Girma, a recipient of Lewis & Clark’s 2016 Outstanding Young Alumna Award, is the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. In her talk, Girma expands upon the article she wrote for TechCrunch, “The Robots Occupying Our Sidewalks.”
  • August 18
    TIME Magazine’s TIME 100 Talks, a video series highlighting influential people, has included alumna and disability-rights advocate Haben Girma BA ’10 in its line-up. Girma, a recipient of Lewis & Clark’s 2016 Outstanding Young Alumna Award, is the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. In her talk, Girma expands upon the article she wrote for TechCrunch, “The Robots Occupying Our Sidewalks.”
  • June 23
    “Stay Tuned With Preet,” a podcast produced by alumnus Sam Ozer-Staton BA ’17, has earned a Webby Award for News and Politics based on public vote. The podcast, hosted by the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, dissects the politically charged legal issues facing the nation each week.
  • February 27
    In new rankings released by the Peace Corps, Lewis & Clark is in the top 10 on the list of volunteer-producing colleges and universities. With 12 alumni currently serving around the world, Lewis & Clark ranks seventh among small schools in the past year.
  • February 6
    Annie Fassler BA ’11 and Jonah Geil-Neufeld BA ’11 met at Lewis & Clark and began working together with the emerging medium of podcasting right after graduation. In 2017 they founded Puddle Creative LLC, and this past fall they hired Sam Peers Nitzberg BA ’19.
  • Anne McHugh receiving her award from the EPA.
    January 8
    Anne McHugh BA ’10 has been awarded the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators for her work as a science teacher at Portland’s Franklin High School. One of only 11 winners nationally of the highly competitive award and the only winner selected from the Pacific Northwest region, her teaching spans from arachnid biodiversity to aquaponics systems, allowing students to collaborate in innovative research with NASA.
  • October 10
    Emma Grillo BA ’17 has gone from features editor at the student-run Pioneer Log to a staffer in the The New York Times newsroom, harnessing skills from her time in the classroom and on off-campus student programs. Her freelance work covering tech, arts, and culture regularly appears in national publications.
  • Amber Case
    February 18
    Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist and a cofounder of Geoloqi, a company that developed a platform for real-time location-based services. She has been featured in Forbes and Wired magazines, spoken at SXSW, TED and MIT on technology and humans, and was named by Fast Company as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010. She studies the interaction between humans and computers and how relationships with information are changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds.
  • January 30
    Native Portlander, Giuseppe Baffaro, graduated from Lewis & Clark in 2011 with a degree in Economics. A member of the baseball and golf teams, Giuseppe is an avid supporter of all Pacific Northwest sports teams, especially the Blazers. His interest in economics led him to his current position as a mortgage broker with Premier Mortgage Resources.
  • May 12

    Brothers and alumni Stein and Thor Retzlaff trained for years to survive one of the most remote areas in the world. The expedition to the Atomfjella mountain range in Norway tested their survival skills, while also allowing them to ski incredible peaks and couloirs (steep mountainside gorges). They captured the experience in their short film, “AREA 11.”

  • Julia Huggins BA '13 at the Lynn Canal, Alaska.
    June 17
    Julia Huggins BA ’13 has been awarded the Vanier Scholarship to continue her PhD in biogeochemistry at the University of British Columbia, where she is the chief scientist of the oceanography research program. The scholarship will fund her research on oxygen loss in the oceans and the environmental impact of marine microorganisms.
  • May 21
    Aron Phillips BA ’07 shapes athletes’ stories with the latest digital media tools. Read more about Aron’s journey in the newest issue of The Chronicle.
  • November 17
    Becoming a finalist for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarship requires outstanding academic prowess and character. Katie Kowal BA ’17 interviewed for both scholarships following an endorsement from the college and much support from faculty who believed Kowal was a perfect candidate for these distinguished awards.
  • August 16
    Manufactured distrust. Underrepresented voices. Seemingly intractable problems. Industry-wide disruption. Being a good journalist requires clear writing, sharp thinking, and relentless task-juggling, all skills honed in the liberal arts. Whether covering breaking news in Portland, or chronicling trade missions to Thailand, young alumni are applying their Lewis & Clark skills locally and globally.
  • May 21
    Kate Smock BA ’18, is this year’s recipient of the Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest academic honor. Named for an esteemed professor, the award recognizes a senior whose abilities and commitment have combined to produce work of the highest distinction.
  • April 18
    Andrea Dean BA ’17 fell in love with mathematics and computer science at Lewis & Clark and is now using her knowledge at Amazon. She’s solving problems in machine learning at a new prototype store. Our Chronicle magazine caught up with her in Seattle for this profile.
  • May 19
    Recruiting and preparing a workforce of K–12 science and math teachers for an increasingly diverse group of students is crucial to improving science education. A new $125,000 National Science Foundation grant to Lewis & Clark will help to fund its STEM Teacher Pathways Project.
  • April 30
    Hunter Franks ’08 just made the “Good 100” list by Good Magazine for his creation of the San Francisco Postcard Project.
  • February 18
    Hailing from Tacoma, Washington, Aukeem Ballard ’11 used to joke about how funny it would be if he one day became a teacher. A few years and a few college degrees later, Aukeem changed his tune. After receiving his bachelors and masters degrees from Lewis & Clark, this Woodrow Wilson Rockefeller Brother’s Fund Fellow can be found teaching communication and social studies at Lane Middle School in southeast Portland.
  • February 29
    The folks in 3CE caught up with Carolyn Worthge, over winter break to hear more about her experience working with the ONE Campaign as a Faiths Act Fellow with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. Carolyn, originally from San Mateo, California, graduated from Lewis & Clark in May 2011 with a degree in Sociology/Anthropology and a minor in Music.
  • February 8
    Renee Rogers will attend the conference February 8 and 9 in Portland, OR.
  • February 8
    Focusing on Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise resonated with her elementary class.
  • Lauren Disner, MCFT '12
    January 4
    Recently earning the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s (AAMFT) Leadership Certificate, Disner provides feminist-informed therapy services in both English and Spanish and ensures open dialogue about social justice issues is an integral part of her regular activities and basic interactions with others.
  • November 17
    On November 18, the Rhodes Trust announced that Katie Kowal BA ’17 won a Rhodes Scholarship.
  • Andrew Beckham in his workshop.
    September 26
    Andrew Beckham (BA ’98, MAT ’01), a fine arts teacher at Beaverton High School, is using his ceramics background to reintroduce an ancient technique to west coast winemaking.
  • Minh Taylor, MAT '18
    September 11
    “I love integrating technology and art, and because funding is being cut everywhere I thought I would try the #EmpowerPossibility program, without ever thinking I would be selected.”
  • August 5
    Class of 2018 graduate Katie Moshofsky was chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2018 Cohort of Teaching Fellows. The Knowles Teacher Initiative supports a national network of mathematics and science teachers who are collaborative, innovative leaders improving education for all students in the United States.
  • August 3
    In 2004, alumna Vanessa Hughes made the life-altering transition from filmmaker to educator, enrolling at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling and earning her MAT in 2005. Today you will find her still embracing her filmmaker roots, teaching Digital Media Arts and IB (International Baccalaureate) Theory of Knowledge at Cleveland High School in Portland, Oregon.
  • Todd Jones, a longtime history and government teacher at West Linn High, is shown setting up his ...
    June 6
    Todd Jones, MAT ’96, was named the regional teacher of the year honors from the Oregon Department of Education. This was the first year that Oregon named regional honors and all 13 of the regional winners are eligible for Oregon’s teacher of the year award in September.
  • April 10
    David Salerno Owens, School Counseling ’16, has recently been named the director of equity and strategic initiatives by the Lake Oswego School District.
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