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  • David Berman BA ’09 moved to Laos with Tom Anderson BA ’09 to work for a small NGO focused on building schools and libraries. He then moved to Phuket, Thailand, to help students who were orphaned by the 2004 tsunami. After that, he joined the British International School, Phuket, where he now serves as the extended curriculum coordinator. A group of his students recently translated an educational program on recycling and waste, which has been introduced to local schools at no cost. Berman, who is married with a soon-to-be 3-year-old, welcomed another child in January 2020.

  • Alex Hackbarth BA ’09 returned to the States in June 2019 after nearly two years in Afghanistan, where she was special advisor to the special inspector general for Afghanistan Reconstruction. While in Kabul, Hackbarth learned about the devastation the country’s multiyear drought had on the Afghan population and the threat it posed to U.S. national security interests. She now works in climate security.

  • Thomas Youmans BA ’09, who graduated in 2009 with a double major in physics and economics, played tennis for the Pios and held the office of vice president of the student body from 2007–08. After graduating, Youmans served in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria; earned his MS in mathematics and statistics from Georgetown University; and worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He then launched Rhoman Aerospace, a start-up that creates car-size drones for autonomous medical evacuation and emergency resupply after natural disasters and for use on the army front lines.

  • David Martin MA ’09 pens Myth, Masculinity & Me, a personal exploration of masculinity that analyzes the topic through a lens of mythic and poetic archetypes. Along the way, he offers readers a better understanding of what masculinity might mean to them and how it might affect their lives, for better and for worse. Dorrance Publishing Company, 2019. 532 pages.

  • Dr. Alex Harsha BA ’09 earned her medical degree from the Harvard Medical School in Boston, and completed her residency at Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency in Martinez, California. She’s now a member of the medical staff at Lakewood Health System in Staples, Minnesota.

  • Sarit Gluz BA ’09 accepted the first full-time head swim coach position at Eastern Connecticut State University after spending the last five seasons as the assistant swim coach at Lewis & Clark College. She started the first men’s swimming program at ECSU in the 2019-20 season.

  • Prachi Jha BA ’09 runs the digital magazine Daak, a preservation project that focuses on lost and forgotten writings and artwork from the Indian subcontinent. In April 2019, Jha gave a TEDx Talk at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce at the University of Delhi. In her talk, “The Extraordinary Power of Ordinary Stories,” Jha discussed the power of “small” stories and how the names nobody remembers in history books can have real power and influence on the tales we tell over time.

  • Peter Seilheimer BA ’09 taught in Austria for two years on a Fulbright award. After returning to Portland to teach in the German American School, he began graduate studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. He earned his master’s degree in international education management in 2016. Seilheimer now works as a trustees fellow for the School for International Training’s International Honors Program, providing administrative and community support for undergraduates as they travel to a variety of destinations studying public health, medical anthropology, and social justice.

  • Micheline D’Angelis JD ’09 was the coauthor of “Brazil, Indigenous Peoples, and the International Law of Discovery,” which was published in the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, 2011. The piece traces how Portugal, from the 15th century to the Brazilian independence in 1822, colonized Brazil using the International Law Doctrine of Discovery. D’Angelis and her coauthor demonstrate each of the 10 elements of the Doctrine of Discovery and how they were used by Portugal to subjugate the Indigenous populations of what would come to be known as the territory of Brazil.

  • Brook Detterman JD ’09 writes, “It’s probably not surprising that Beveridge & Diamond, as the country’s largest environmental law firm, has six Lewis & Clark alums on staff. Rest assured that we’re all putting our L&C training to good use, and on a very wide range of issues, including renewable energy projects, drinking water contamination and, of course, the full spectrum of environmental litigation. Here are five of us at our recent law firm retreat. From left to right: Brook Detterman JD ’09, Boston office; Susan Smith JD ’97, San Francisco office; Katrina Krebs JD ’18, Washington, D.C., office; Tim Sullivan JD ’00, Baltimore office; and Jake Duginski JD ’15, San Francisco office. Not shown: Erika Holsman JD ’08, Seattle office.”

    L to R: Brook Detterman JD ’09, Boston office; Susan Smith JD ’97, San Francisco office; Katr...

  • Rachael Berg BA ’09 is a city planner for the City of New Orleans, where she works on land use, zoning, and policy issues.

  • Mary Bodine BA ’09, JD ’13 and Kai Watts BA ’11, in the Estate Gardens on Lewis & Clark’s campus.

  • Laura Preston BA ’09, after spending eight years working internationally, says “it’s great to be back on the West Coast.” Now living in San Francisco, Preston is working for DPK, an international development consultancy firm, where she is putting her international affairs skills to good use. She supports projects around the world to advance the rule of law and justice for all.

  • Ari Turrentine BA ’09 lives in Oakland, California, with her partner, Chris Olson BA ’10, and their cat. She is operations and program manager at Alma Connect, a technology nonprofit, which provides an app for community building and disaster resilience in Indonesia and around the world. She is also very active in the Bay Area’s Showing Up for Racial Justice chapter.

  • Deirdre L. Mackey MA ’09, December 25, 2017, age 48. Mackey worked as a project manager for the American Federation of Teachers in Oregon, and she volunteered with the grassroots organization Respond to Racism. Survivors include her siblings, Elizabeth and Jasper.

  • Kimberly Fanshier BA ’09 has been named an Ignatian Scholar by Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. The award recognizes particularly promising members of the entering law school class, whose records reflect the Jesuit values of commitment to academic excellence and service to others.

  • To Mary Davis McKay BA ’09 and her husband, Christopher McKay, son Forrest Christopher McKay, August 3, 2018. Forrest joins brother Patrick Montgomery, age 3.

  • Oday Salim LLM ’09 has joined the National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Regional Center as staff attorney, which comes with an appointment as director of the University of Michigan Law School’s Environmental Law and Sustainability Clinic. Salim most recently was the executive director and managing attorney for the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center. He has also served as an adjunct professor in energy, oil, and gas law at Wayne State University Law School, the University of Pittsburgh Law School, and Lewis & Clark Law School.

  • Diana Wiener Rosengard BA ’04, JD ’09 has published Spooked., the first book in a new-adult noir series that “reads like an episode of Veronica Mars with a supernatural edge.” Set in Astoria, Oregon, the novel tells the story of childhood best friends Callie and Izzy, who enroll together at a small liberal arts college. When Izzy is killed by a hit-and-run driver, Callie is consumed with grief…and by a need to make the perpetrator pay. In her quest for the truth, she discovers more than she bargained for, and soon her own sanity is on the line.

  • Diana Wiener Rosengard BA ’04, JD ’09 and her husband, David Rosengard JD ’15, LLM ’16, bought their first home in Saint Helens, Oregon, in October 2017. They promptly adopted two adorable rescue pitbulls, who keep them busy. David works at the Animal Legal Defense Fund and teaches as a adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Diana works as a senior manager at a global open-source technology company, while writing novels in her spare time. Her first novel, Spooked, a “New Adult supernatural noir,” is coming out in September 2018.

  • Eric DeWeese JD ’18 explores whether the colonization of space can inspire more sustainable ways of life on Earth in this novel about an extended family facing the increasingly catastrophic effects of climate change.

  • Ian Kyle JD ’09 was named Northwest regional underwriting counsel for North American Title Insurance Company, with responsibility for Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Most recently, Kyle had a thriving solo practice focused on real estate and civil litigation. Previously, he was a transactional real estate counsel and worked for nearly three years as an underwriting counsel at a commercial branch of a national title insurance company. In that capacity, he worked on high-value commercial real estate transactions, primarily in Oregon. Kyle received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

  • Timur Baiguzhinov ’09 has moved from Astana, Kazakhstan, to Moscow. He works as a regional security manager, providing advice and travel security solutions for a joint venture between International SOS, a French health care provider, and Control Risks, a British intelligence firm.

  • Michael G. Jacobs JD ’09 became a partner in Hart Wagner’s Portland office. Jacobs maintains a versatile practice focusing on general liability, products liability, and medical malpractice defense.

  • Lisa Neher BA ’09, recitalist, choral soloist, and composer, returned to Lewis & Clark in March 2018 for a performance titled Her Songs: A Recital Celebrating Music Written by Women.

  • Claire Tonry JD ’09 has been made a partner at Smith & Lowney PLLC. Tonry had been an associate with the Seattle-based firm since 2011. Her practice focuses on environmental and consumer protection litigation and progressive political advocacy. Tonry can be reached at

  • Stacy Abrams BA ’09 has joined Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin as the senior academic program coordinator. She writes, “I’m trying to wrap my head around my new job duties as fast as I can! There is a lot to learn. I’m grateful for all the opportunities that brought me here.”

  • Greg Harvey JD ’09 and Aila Wallace JD ’10 were married July 2017.

  • Peter Vidito BA ’09 pens a fiery first novel about jazz, mystery, birds, loss, the Torah, physics, self-abuse, and the Pacific Northwest.

  • Paul Andrews EdD ’09 was promoted to superintendent of the High Desert Education Service District in Redmond, Oregon.


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