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    Please enjoy this gallery of cartoons created by the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus, Matt Wuerker ‘79. This gallery contains drawings published in the Piolog from his time as a student as well as his current work for Politico. Visit his webpage for more.

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  • Haben Girma BA ’10, disability rights advocate, speaker, author, and lawyer, delivered the keynote address at the commencement ceremony for the Charter College at Cal State Los Angeles.

  • Sander Gusinow BA ’10 is a playwright and graduate of Columbia University’s MFA in Playwriting Program. He’s had residencies with Amoralists Theatre Company and the Yiddish Bookstore. His works include The Fairer Sex;American Three Way;Lovehack; and Ruth and Naomi, which received the 2014 Tent Foundation DIY Grant for Jewish Artists. His play Philoctetes was a finalist for the 2017 Humana Theatre Festival of New American Plays. In summer 2019, Gusinow took part in the Lewis & Clark theatre department’s Exits and Entrances program.

  • Haben Girma BA ’10, a disability rights lawyer and accomplished public speaker, describes her journey to becoming the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School. In what Publisher’s Weekly calls a “heartwarming memoir,” Girma describes her family visits to the African country of Eritrea, her pioneering work on a text-to-braille communication system, and her struggles and triumphs in the education system, among other adventures. Twelve, 2019. 288 pages.

  • Zach Kearl BA ’10 is the recipient of the 2019-20 Hatfield Resident Fellowship, awarded by the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. The fellowship is awarded to postgraduate students with strong records in public service and leadership.

  • Maile Speakman BA ’10 is a PhD candidate in American studies at Yale University. Her dissertation examines emerging techno-capitalist economies in Havana, Cuba. Throughout 2019, she is living in Havana, where she is conducting ethnographic research.

  • Rebecca Cloud BA ’10, a librarian, was awarded the Alex Allain Intellectual Freedom Award by the Louisiana Library Association in March 2019 for her work with incarcerated patrons through the postal service.

  • Christy Wilson, who completed the Initial Administrator licensure program at Lewis & Clark in 2010, authors a compendium of her experiences as a teacher in the Portland metro area. In this book, she draws on experiences gained from a career that’s included working at youth camps; teaching kindergarten through eighth grade; and working for 25 years in professional development, student management, and advocacy for high-risk students. Self-published, 2018. 218 pages.

  • Louis Prahl BA ’10 received his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota in August 2018. His dissertation research focused on understanding how certain chemotherapy drugs can control brain tumor invasion. Part of this research was recently published in the journal Cell Reports. He spends his newfound free time hiking, climbing, running, playing guitar, and doing yoga.

  • Lauren Brown BA ’10, MA ’18 graduated in December with a master’s degree in student affairs administration, cementing her love for L&C as a double alumna. She recently took a new position with Portland Community College as an admissions and recruitment coordinator and is excited to work toward access for all students in higher education. In her free time, she cuddles her two cats, practices yoga, and sings karaoke whenever possible.

  • Terra Thorndike BA ’10 graduated from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2015 and completed her internal medicine residency, also at Brown, in 2018. She is on track to complete her fellowship in palliative care and hospice medicine in June 2019. Later this summer, she and her husband, Jon Thorndike, will be moving to St. Louis, where Terra will provide full-time palliative care at a community hospital.

  • Alex Ramirez de Cruz BA ’10 spoke at the theatre department’s recent “Exits and Entrances” event, which featured L&C theatre alumni who are part of the Portland performance community. Ramirez de Cruz is an actor, singer, and deviser of theatre. She has garnered many local theatre credits, including performing in Artists Repertory Theatre’s Teenage Dick and An Octoroon.

  • Emily Gregory BA ’10 spoke earlier this year at the theatre department’s “Exits and Entrances” event, which featured L&C theatre alumni who are part of the Portland performance community. Gregory is a director and playwright. She also cofounded String House, which she describes as a “new works laboratory and producing title for experimental, home-grown works of theatre.”

  • Lyndsey Bechtel JD ’10 has been promoted to partner of Litchfield Cavo LLP. Bechtel is based in the firm’s New York City office and her practice involves civil defense of various claims, including general liability, financial lines, and professional malpractice.

  • Samuel Hernandez JD ’10 was elected president of Region XVI of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), encompassing Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. His two-year term began in September 2018.

  • Caitlin Murphy Nash BA ’05, MA ’10, September 30, 2018, age 35. Nash worked as a child and family therapist for Lifeworks in Portland, counseling children and teens. She loved to host a yearly weekend “summer camp” for her friends at her home in Portland. Survivors include her husband, Paul; parents Michael and Nancy; siblings Ryan, Sarah, and Matthew; as well as many other family members and friends.

  • Delfina Homen JD ’10 is a partner at Brooks Quinn, an intellectual property boutique firm based out of Kirkland, Washington. Homen has practiced intellectual property law since 2010, working on numerous lawsuits involving patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secrets, unfair competition, and contract disputes. She has also worked on numerous trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and patent inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Homen can be reached at delfina@brooksquinn.com.

  • Liz Holliday BA ’10 just started a new job as communications director of the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC), which represents 31 public universities across the state of Texas.

  • Ethan Stone BA ’10 has been living in Europe for the past eight years and currently works as the editor-in-chief of the European ski magazine Downdays, based in Innsbruck, Austria. He moonlights as a freelance photographer, editor, and translator.

  • Gregory K. Scott JD ’10 has been named a partner at Klarquist Sparkman. Scott, who holds a doctorate in neuroscience from Oregon Health & Science University, prepares and prosecutes U.S., international, and foreign patent applications. His practice emphasis is in biotechnology, including applications relating to biochemistry, molecular genetics, virology, immunology, neurobiology, pharmaceuticals, cellular imaging, and bioinformatics.

  • Haben Girma BA ’10, the first deaf-blind graduate of Harvard Law School, recently received the Helen Keller Achievement Award from the American Foundation for the Blind for her work as a disability rights lawyer. In addition, Girma is also featured in Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic, Rocking Our Truth, a new book celebrating the voices of black women, including Michelle Obama, Angela Davis, Shonda Rhimes, Misty Copeland, Yara Shahidi, Mary J. Blige, and more. “It’s an honor to be among so many incredible women,” says Girma. In March 2018, she was a featured speaker at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

  • Julia Crager BA ’10, a singer-songwriter who performs as Julia Lucille, released her second album, Chthonic, in early 2017.

  • Lauren Bowden BA ’10 earned an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in May 2017.

  • Thomas Matteson BA ’10 is on track to graduate with a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in May 2018.

  • Thomas (Elvrum) Matteson BA ’10 and Lauren Bowden BA ’10, May 27, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Brian Ambuel BA ’10 was the best man, Cullen Conway BA ’10 was a groomsman, and Andrea Dregalla BA ’10 was a bridesmaid. Lauren and Thomas want to thank their many L&C classmates who were also in attendance.

  • Lauren Bowden BA ’10, and Thomas Matteson BA ’10, May 27, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Brian Ambuel BA ’10 was the best man, Cullen Conway BA ’10 and Evan Tenenbaum BA ’10 were groomsman, and Andrea Dregalla BA ’10 was a bridesmaid. Lauren and Thomas want to thank their many L&C classmates who were also in attendance.

  • Dylan Peden BA ’10 recently moved to Cali, Colombia, where he is teaching 10th-grade  math at a school called Colegio Bolivar. This is his seventh year teaching secondary math (prior to his move, he spent four years in New York and two in Chicago). He says, “I am enjoying teaching, and life down here is swell!”

  • Chris Scheffler BA ’10 is in his second year of a MS/PhD program in applied physics at Portland State University. He received a Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense. The scholarship funds four years of his graduate program in exchange for work with the department as a civilian scientist after graduation.

  • Asa Weiss BA ’10, who refers to himself as an adopted child of the physics and music departments, says he’s enjoying inventing stuff, geeking out, and playing outside. Recently, he filed eight patents, climbed in the Cascades, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for work involving electric vehicles, explored Asia, and made a double-nutmeg goal playing soccer.

  • Christopher Keady BA ’10 was recently appointed assistant director of music at Grace Cathedral, an Episcopal church in San Francisco. He works as the accompanist for Grace’s historic choral program, which includes a weekly service of choral evensong in the English cathedral tradition. He and his husband, Dan, have settled across the Bay in Oakland.

  • Ashley Moss BA ’10 recently completed her PhD in clinical psychology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is now working as a pediatric psychology postdoctoral fellow in the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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