Alumni Stories

Alumni Profile: Erica Berry ’10

The journalist, essayist, and Wolfish author shares thoughts on the joys of interdisciplinary learning, connecting the dots, and developing the courage to ask the big questions.

Casey Michel '06

We sat with journalist Casey Michel ’06 ahead of his honoring at the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards to discuss what he has been up to since his time at Catlin Gabel, and how his experience and education here shaped his work through graduate school and beyond.

portrait of catlin gabel alum Abram Falk ’99

The experimental physicist and Catlin Gabel lifer shares thoughts on quantum computing and trusting yourself to ask the right questions.

Owen Gabbert '02

Owen Gabbert '02 started his real estate development and construction company in 2012. We spoke with him about affordable housing and his co-living projects in Portland.

Rachel Cohen '90

Rachel Cohen '90 has worked in global health for more than 20 years. Following up on her essay in the New York Times, we discussed equitable access to COVID-19 treatments, and lessons to be learned from the HIV epidemic.

Coming Full Circle

A profile of Athletics Director Kate Williams ’01, and what she values about the Catlin Gabel experience.

Abby Tibbs

The OHSU Vice President of Public Affairs reflects on the humanitarian crisis of Covid-19, setting up vaccination sites, and her role in the Catlin Gabel Contingency Planning Team.

Alumni Interview: Miranda Johnson ’09

The Economist writer on the unglamorous life of a foreign correspondent, avoiding insurgents and sea snakes, and how Catlin Gabel inspired her mantra, “fail to prepare, prepare to fail”

CG Barbecue Society images from Catlin Gabel yearbook

The Catlin Barbecue Society, although only lasting two years (2003-2004), even had its own signature sauce – raspberry chipotle. Founding member, Erik Granum ’03, recalls the days of grilling in the Fir Grove…

kevin esvelt alumni stories

The pioneering evolutionary engineer reflects on Pongi’s sludge experiment, Corkran’s “Relevant” stamp, the importance of confessing your ignorance

Nkenge Harmon Johnson ’93

The head of the Urban League of Portland talks about keeping her perspective in Washington, D.C., returning to Catlin Gabel as a Trustee