Jacob Montgomery & Lisa Hoppenjans

jacob_lisaJacob Montgomery, ’02, and Lisa Hoppenjans, ’03, met while studying abroad with the political science department in London and just celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary.  Jacob double majored in political science and mathematical economics, while Lisa majored in political science with a minor in journalism.  After graduation, Jacob managed a state house campaign and traveled to New Zealand as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to earn a graduate degree in political science.  He is currently in his fifth year of a Ph.D. program in political science at Duke University, specializing in American politics and political parties.  Lisa spent four years after graduation working as a newspaper reporter, covering courts, business, and county government for the Winston-Salem Journal and The (Raleigh) News & Observer.  She is now a third-year law student at Duke and will begin a one-year clerkship with a judge on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the fall. [posted January 2010]