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  • Stefan M.v.O. Wolf JD ’10 has been named a shareholder of Gevurtz Menashe. Wolf is a member of both Oregon and Washington state bars and has been practicing estate planning law since 2010. He became an associate with Gevurtz Menashe in October of 2014 and has been named a Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers® since 2018. Wolf will continue his practice handling wills and revocable trusts, estate and gift taxes, probate administration, asset protection planning, and beneficiary and trustee representation for clients in Oregon and Washington.

  • Mary Sofia (formerly Sell) JD ’10 reports, “It is my pleasure to announce that after a decade of advocating for justice (in and out of the courtroom!), I have opened my own criminal defense law firm. Sofia Law LLC is now open and accepting clients facing violations, misdemeanors, and serious felonies in state court.”

  • Matt Lundeberg BA ’10, a licensed psychologist, is clinical director of the Portland Autism Center, where he has worked for the past two years. Outside his duties at PAC, Lundeberg spends his mornings playing tennis and his evenings enjoying the works of John Waters.

  • Zeb Larson BA ’10 authored a piece in the December 12, 2019, Washington Post titled “Why corporations can’t be trusted to advance human rights.” In the article, Larson outlines how voluntary human rights guidelines allow companies to put up a front of progressive culture while contributing to ongoing injustice in their actual operations and partnerships. Larson received his PhD from Ohio State University, where his research focused on the anti-apartheid movement in the United States.

  • Jahsie Ault BA ’10 is associate director of communications at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. She also received her MS in communications from Columbia. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Greg Karnes BA ’10, and her cat, Bert. Ault enjoys photography, art, books, and history. She is cofounder of the Absolute Truth and PowerPoint Club along with Madison Kyger BA ’10.

  • Greg Karnes BA ’10 lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Jahsie Ault BA ’10, and their cat, Bert.

  • Madison Kyger BA ’10, who earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Washington, is now a practicing pharmacist. She currently lives in Portland with her boyfriend, Jun, which makes her the only member of her college friend group with regular access to the Bon and its special glowing table.

  • Marie Lafortune BA ’10, who received her MD from Northwestern University, works as a pediatric doctor in Los Angeles. She was the recipient of L&C’s Rena Ratte Award in 2010. Although Lafortune keeps busy with her work, she can still be counted on for great Spotify playlists and restaurant recommendations with celebrity sightings.

  • Maria Morrisson Copolillo BA ’10, who received her MS in education and social change from the University of Miami, works as a design principal for Education Elements. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is active with the New Leaders Council and improv comedy. Copolillo lives with her husband, Chris, and her two cats, Ted and Tina. She reliably brings the coolest board games to get-togethers.

  • Hannah Tierney BA ’10 is a lecturer in ethics and critical thinking at the University of Sydney in Australia. She earned her PhD in philosophy from the University of Arizona. She lives in Sydney with her husband, David.

  • Stephanie Witkowski BA ’10, who earned an MA in linguistics from the University of Hawai’i, currently works as a linguist for a Native tribe in Southern California. In addition to her language revitalization work, Witkowski is a founding board member for Girls on the Run Riverside County. She lives with husband John and cat Daisy. She enjoys organizing baby showers, playing a Secret Santa, and submitting class notes.

  • Patricia Robus BA ’10 is a pediatric dentist in Austin, Texas. She received her DDS from the University of Washington and completed a residency at Yale University. She lives with her husband, Olin; their dog, Poppy; and their cat, Chloe.

  • Anne McHugh BA ’10 is a science teacher at Franklin High School in Portland. In fall 2019, she was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. She was one of only 11 educators selected nationwide for the award and was the only winner from the Pacific Northwest region. “My students are doing biodiversity research, much like undergrads in the science labs at Lewis & Clark,” McHugh says. “I really want them to see that even if they’re not going into STEM, STEM’s going to be something that is part of their lives as they enter the real world.”

  • Aron Steinke MAT ’10 is an elementary school teacher in the Portland area. He was recently interviewed about his graphic novel series, Mr. Wolf’s Class, on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud. In September 2019, he delivered a reading at Powell’s Books. He and his wife, Ariel Cohn BA ’05, won an Eisner Award in 2014 for their book The Zoo Box

  • Ashley Moss BA ’10, who holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Marquette University, completed her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at the Seattle Children’s Hospital. She recently started a new position as acting assistant professor at the University of Washington and attending psychologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she will be working as an embedded pediatric psychologist within the divisions of Nephrology and Endocrinology.

  • Niccolo Jose BA ’10 is an artist and self-taught woodworker who creates sculptures and furniture out of reclaimed wood. Jose, who works out of his own studio, has plans to expand in 2020 to a larger space in Lipa in the province of Batangas, Philippines. Jose explains that the country’s frequent typhoons mean that its trees are often bent by the wind, creating a special wood grain that’s beautifully suited for crafting. His work can be found at Green Canyon Leisure Farms in Tarlac; in various galleries, including Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea in Makati; and in the homes of satisfied clients.

  • 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.

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  • Matt Wuerker ‘79
    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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