Class News - 2000s
Becca Bernstein B.A., at the invitation of Portland's Regional Arts and Culture Council, created a public art installation for the lobby of the Portland Building, on view for February 2008. In conjunction with that installation, Gottlieb Gallery in downtown Portland exhibited 12 dozen of her miniature paintings. Bernstein has also received the city of Lake Oswego's Public Art Purchase Award, and she is on the King County Artists Roster, making her eligible for two years for public art and commissions in and around Seattle.
Catherine Brinkman J.D., an attorney with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, is the immediate past president of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. She practices in the area of construction and commercial litigation.
Shaen Germain B.A. and Bethany Dengler-Germain B.A. '01 send their aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii, where they are doing well. He is teaching fourth grade at the Malamalama Waldorf School. They miss their Lewis & Clark friends and would love to get in touch again.
Shannon Hartwell J.D. has joined M Fund and M Financial Investment Advisers as chief compliance officer. She was previously a corporate attorney in the Portland office of Perkins Coie.
Román Hernández J.D. has been elected national vice president of programs for the Hispanic National Bar Association. He was promoted to the post from his previous position as one of 19 regional presidents for the organization. Hernández was also recently promoted from associate to shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.
Kei Koga B.A. earned his M.A. at Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, then worked for three years at the Japan Forum on International Relations, a Japanese nonprofit foreign policy think tank. While teaching international relations in Japanese universities, Koga is studying toward the Ph.D. at Fletcher School, Tufts University.
Stephen LeBoutillier B.A., wife Jennifer LeBoutillier B.A. '96, and their son, Harry, have cashed in their condo chips in the Pearl for a 1909 farmhouse in St. John's. No chickens or bees yet, but if you're passing through, please stop by and help them unpack. Stephen says, "I thoroughly enjoy working at L&C's alumni office. Want to plan a reunion? Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org!"
Jason Sheets J.D. is the Asia regional counsel to Bentley Systems, a software company providing solutions to the engineering and construction industries. He has relocated from Shanghai to Beijing.
Rob Smith J.D. has contributed to The Yearbook of Cultural Property Law 2007, which is available from Left Coast Press. His section focuses on Indian tribes and Indian art. Smith practices Indian law with Ater Wynne in Seattle.
Sione Aeschliman B.A. has begun her career teaching English as a foreign language in Madrid. She earned her master's degree in English from Portland State University in 2004, then taught expository writing and introduction to literature courses in Massachusetts and worked in Bend as an instructional assessment specialist before moving to Spain.
Bethany Bacci J.D., of Stoel Rives, has been elected secretary of Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger.
David Bean J.D., of Meyer & Wyse, is the new Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section president and in that position also serves as a new MBA director. He practices family law and general litigation.
John Belknap J.D. became a member of the board of directors for the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. He is with Smith Freed & Eberhard and practices in the area of construction defect law.
Dylan Cernitz J.D. has joined the family law firm of Gevurtz Menashe as an associate. Cernitz's practice focuses on divorce.
Liana Dawson B.A. was awarded a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Bethany Dengler-Germain B.A. and Shaen Germain B.A. '00 send their aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii, where they are doing well. She tutors students in many subjects. They miss their Lewis & Clark friends and would love to get in touch again.
Evan Holt B.A. is following his dream of creating fine wood furniture. In addition to his own business, Holt Woodworks (www.holtwoodworks.com), he works as a carpenter for The Wine Outfitters. Rebecca Holt B.A. is working toward her master's degree in school psychology at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling. When not in class, she works in Lewis & Clark's Office of Annual Giving. ("Won't you consider a gift this year?")
Leigh Johnson B.A. is pursuing a Ph.D. in literature at the University of New Mexico. Last summer she taught Shakespeare to 7th- to 10thgraders at Western Kentucky University.
Jules Koppel-Bailey B.A., after completing his M.P.A. at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School, has returned to Portland to do economic and sustainable development consulting with ECONorthwest.
Christopher Slottee J.D. has become a shareholder with the firm of Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon in Anchorage. He previously clerked for Judge Rene Gonzalez of the Anchorage Superior Court. Slottee's practice emphasizes civil litigation.
H. Scott Althouse J.D. has joined the Washington, D.C., firm of Dickinson Wright. His areas of practice are federal Indian law, gaming law, environmental law, and commercial and business litigation.
Derek Bangs B.A. is working as a wine rep and happily living in St. Paul, Minnesota, with his "fabulous fiancée."
John Daters B.A. is in charge of providing content for Colorado.com, the state's official tourism website.
Shana Harris B.A. earned her M.A. in anthropology at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2002 and is now in the Ph.D. program in medical anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at San Francisco. This year she is doing her dissertation research in Argentina.
Lisa Hunt J.D. joined Landye Bennett Blumstein as an associate. She focuses her practice on general civil litigation and appellate law. Previously, Hunt was an Oregon Supreme Court judicial law clerk, spending two years with Justice R. William Riggs until his retirement in 2006, and then a year with Justice Martha L. Walters.
Maya Crawford J.D. is the new associate director for the Campaign for Equal Justice.
John Crenshaw-Gardner B.A. and Tarasa Gardner celebrated their first wedding anniversary in June 2007. He is working toward his master's degree in higher education administration at Iowa State University.
Jodi Garrington B.A. has been teaching English in Taiwan since 2005 and plans to stay until 2010. She especially enjoys her class of 3-year-olds. She is looking at options for graduate school in Taiwan as it is so cheap and she loves Taipei. E-mail her at email@example.com.
Juliet Kaestner J.D. is working for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as a staff attorney.
Katie Lane J.D. is the new Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section treasurer. She is with the Multnomah County Attorney's Office and focuses on library law and client outreach and training.
Justin D. Leonard J.D. has become a member of the board of directors for the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. He is with Ball Janik and practices in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors' rights and complex litigation/insurance recovery.
Jonas Lerman B.A. is in his first year of law school at the University of California at Berkeley.
Kirtlye Lohof B.A. is girls track and field coach at Flathead High School, Kalispell, Montana, where she was a high school athlete before attending Lewis & Clark.
Noah Manos B.A. lives many lives in Denver. He works as an artist, filmmaker, curator, framer, archivist's assistant, videographer, and motion picture film preservationist. In 2006, Noah founded Rubric, a program of experimental video and animation, with Christopher May, of the International Experimental Cinema Exposition. His 8mm films were exhibited at Anthology Film Archives in New York. He has adopted the pseudonym Wilcox Manolala. Visit him at www.noahmanos.com.
Changez Yusuf Mumtaz B.A. works with his father selling orthopedic supplies and equipment. Previously he worked for a textile trading company run by a cousin. He would like to get in contact with some Lewis & Clark people.
Jaret Ogasawara J.D. has joined Karnopp Petersen in Bend. Previously, Ogasawara served for a number of years as a judicial clerk for Judge Christopher J. Marshall in Multnomah County. Prior to that, Ogasawara worked on a pro bono basis for Legal Aid Services of Oregon, assisting in a multi-nonprofit merger/reorganization.
Kristen Otte B.A. worked at the OHSU Cancer Institute as a clinical trials coordinator for three years. She and her fiancé,
Drake Mehlan B.A. '02, moved to Minneapolis for a change of pace, but miss Portland. Otte is working as a senior clinical trials coordinator at a cardiac device company in Minnesota and plans to attend nursing school after the couple return to Portland this year.
Zackary Ross B.A. earned his master's degree in educational theatre at New York University in summer 2007.
Lezlie Spetz Chase B.A. lives in San Diego, which she doesn't hate. She's office manager for an information technology staffing company and is using her psychology degree as a residential counselor for a domestic violence safe house. Her two cats are Simba and Tabitha.
Elizabeth Woodburn B.A. is working toward her master's degree in architecture. She says, "Oh, how I miss the days of the Sellwood stumble. Hope to hear from y'all, if I don't see you in the Cape."
Christine Akimoff J.D. has joined the firm of Saalfeld Griggs in the employee benefits practice group.
Daniel Barth B.A. has entered the Ph.D. program in economics at Johns Hopkins University. Though not yet sure what he will study specifically, he is leaning toward labor economics, financial economics, development, and/or trade. "Wish me luck!"
Kimberly Griffith J.D. is a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm F. Marsh.
Phillip Tae-Wan Kim J.D. took the new attorney oath in Saipan. He reports he feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to serve the community of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Kimberly Sackmann B.A. received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Northern Illinois University College of Law in May 2007. She works as government account manager for Washington and Oregon at the Thomson-West Corporation. After spending three years in the Midwest, Sackmann is thrilled to have found her way home.
Paul Saunders B.A., after bouncing around the states for three years, has ended up at the Keystone Science School in Summit County, Colorado. During the year he takes school groups hiking or cross-country skiing and teaches them about the environment. Last summer he led 13- to 17-year-olds on backpacking, rock climbing, and rafting trips. If you're in the neighborhood, look him up.
Alison Strachan B.A. has moved from Kobe, Japan, to Yokohama, where she teaches at Yokohama International Christian Academy.
Sharl Azar B.A. is a second-year medical student at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.
Mark Beatty J.D. has been registered as a patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. An experienced trial attorney, he is licensed in Washington.
Dana Clark B.A. is preparing for a career in book design. After finishing her master's degree in writing: book publishing at Portland State University, she has moved on to the graphic design program at Portland Community College.
Rahna Epting J.D. is senior field coordinator in the department of government affairs for the Service Employees International Union in Washington, D.C.
Holly Gibbons J.D. has moved to Salem to join the Law Office of Eden Rose Brown, where she practices comprehensive, highly personalized estate planning, with a special emphasis on planning for pets. Previously Gibbons worked as an editor for LexisNexis.
Jeremy Innis B.A. is pursuing the M.Div. degree at Harvard Divinity School. In 2006-07 he worked as a tutor in a junior high school with AmeriCorps.
Kate Joseph J.D. has joined Josselson & Potter as an associate attorney. Previously, she clerked for Oregon Court of Appeals Judge Rex Armstrong and for torts and employment in the trial division of the Department of Justice. Joseph was a business executive before attending law school.
Erin Nomiyama B.A., having finished her coursework for her master's in interaction design and information architecture, is working on her thesis. She's looking at Web credibility among senior citizens. She also works full time for User-Centered Design, usability and human factors company.
Leila Borazjani J.D. is working in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon of Louisiana.
Elizabeth Engberg J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general in the torts section of the trial division of the Oregon Department of Justice.
Gordon Howard J.D. has been appointed staff attorney by the City of West Linn. He provides legal services to the city on land use and property issues. Previously, Howard was a city planner for West Linn.
Leyla Knight J.D. is in her second year as a judicial law clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals.
Mukunda Loprinzi J.D. has joined Arnerich Massena & Associates as an analyst in the defined contribution group.
Elizabeth Nevis J.D. has launched a website focusing on intellectual and cultural property issues at bootlegacylaw.com.
Holly O'Dell J.D. is a trial attorney in the legal services division of SAIF Corporation.
Bonnie O'Hara J.D. is an assistant professor of anesthesia nursing in the U.S. Army's Graduate Anesthesia Program in San Antonio. She teaches courses on the fundamentals of anesthesia and health care law.
Maura Megan Ross B.A. last year taught world history at KIPP Pride High school in Gaston, North Carolina, for Teach for America while earning her teaching credential from East Carolina University.
Deborah Schwartz B.A. coordinated a successful effort to get the Portland City Council to pass the Sweatfree Procurement Resolution. The goal of the resolution is to have a policy in place in 2008 requiring the city to procure uniforms and clothing not made in sweatshops.
Kim McCoy J.D. is executive director of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Bernadette Nunley J.D. has received the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award for Lewis & Clark Law School.
Amye Scavarda B.A. enjoyed last summer, but left Portland for the less-rainy side of the world in eastern Washington. She has kicked off her new career as a management/IT consultant with a small firm in Walla Walla.
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