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Alumni News & Notes - Fall 2012

Alumni News and Notes

Fall 2012


Featured Alumni

Alyssa Doom serves as the Investigation & Outreach Coordinator for GAP's Food Integrity Campaign, where she works with food industry whistleblowers to expose government and corporate practices that are detrimental to public health and counter to public expectations about the way safe food systems should operate. As an Investigator, she is responsible for spearheading investigative teams and identifying problems related to FIC's mission including food safety, worker rights, food handling, and the right to tell the truth. In her capacity as an Outreach Coordinator, Alyssa works to educate the public about services offered by FIC and build coalitions with likeminded organizations and individuals.

Alyssa graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010, with a Bachelor of Arts in social welfare. She then went on to earn her Master's degree in criminology from Portland State University in 2012, where she focused mainly on white collar crime, including regulatory deficiencies in the food industry. Prior to joining GAP, Alyssa worked as an Organizer at consumer advocacy nonprofit Food & Water Watch in its Portland, Oregon office.

News

Jenny Glass, '10 Community Development was recently featured in the Oregonian for creating change in East Portland through the Rosewood Initiative.

Notes

Lea Sevey, ’04 is executive director of Oasis Shelter Home in Gold Beach. She was recently named president of the board of directors for the Portland-based Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Founded in 1978, the nonprofit supports Oregon organizations that provide shelter, food, and educational programs for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Nicole M. Babnick, BA ’09 earned a law degree with honors, in May, from Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida.

Caitie Osborne, BS '11, is now working in Washington DC as the Chief of Staff for Oregon State Representative Shawn Lindsay.

Rebecca Bodonyi, MURP '11, recently began working with the Multnomah County Health Department where she serves as the Healthy Retail Initiative Coordinator. There, she helps develop strategies for making fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible in neighborhood-based stores.

Julie Thacher, MPA '11, was recently hired as a Marketing Specialist at Clean Energy Works Oregon.

Denise Harrison, MPA '12, now works as the Major Gifts Officer at SMART (Start Making A Reader Today). In this new position she works with donors from around the state of Oregon and as a liason to the board.

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