2020 Speaker

Michele Crim | Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Portland  

Michele Crim

2019 Keynotes

Laura Clise | Founder and CEO, Intentionalist  

Laura received a BA from Carleton College and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is a 2013 Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow, and serves on the Athlete Ally Board of Directors, the IslandWood Board of Directors, the Net Impact Advisory Council, and as Vice-Chair of the Green Sports Alliance Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She is a recipient of a Human Rights Campaign Award for Exceptional Individual Achievement, a National Diversity Council LGBT Leadership Award, and was recognized by Seattle Sounders FC as their 2017 MLS Community MVP.

Lisa Graumlich | Dean, College of the Environment, University of Washington  

Lisa Graumlich

She was named an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow in 1999 and was elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2004. In 2017, she was elected to the American Geophysical Union's Board of Directors.

2019 Speakers

Speaker by last name: A-D, E-H, I-L, M-P, Q-T, U-W, X-Z

Steve Abercrombie | Faculty, Sustainable Building Science Technology, South Seattle College

Steve Abercrombie

Brendan Adamczyk | Student Sustainability Network Chair, Student Sustainability Center, University of Oregon

Brendan Adamczyk

Ashley Arhin | Recent Graduate, Western Washington University

Ashley Arhin

Jeanne Allen | Chair, Campus Sustainability Fund & Graduate Student Representative, Environmental Stewardship Committee, University of Washington

Jeanne Allen

Johanna Anderson | Member Services Coordinator, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

Johanna Anderson

Dr. Jennifer Atkinson | Senior Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell

Jennifer Atkinson

Ash Awad | Chief Market Officer and President of McKinstry Essention

Ash Awad

Megan Banks | Sustainable City Year Program Manager, University of Oregon

Megan Banks

Erica Bartlett | Program Support Supervisor, UW Recycling

Erica Bartlett

Ellen Bayer | Assistant Professor, Environmental Literature, University of Washington Tacoma

Ellen Bayer

Branden Born | Associate Professor, Co-director, Livable City Year, University of Washington

Branden Born

He is co-author of the American Planning Association's Planning Advisory Service Report on Planning for Community and Regional Food Systems, and has written articles addressing food systems planning theory and practice that have appeared in refereed journals including: Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of Applied Food Systems and Community Development, Journal of Urbanism, and Urban Geography. He is the Co-Director of the University of Washington's Livable City Year, a program that engages communities and classes across the university in yearlong city-selected projects.

Michael Bradshaw | Integrated Pest Management and Sustainability Coordinator, UW Grounds Management

Michael Bradshaw

Sarah Bronstein | Transportation Options Supervisor, Oregon State University

Sarah Bronstein

Lou Cariello | Vice President of Facilities, University of Washington

Lou Cariello

On the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, he served as the director of the Energy and Environmental Readiness Division at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The culmination of his naval career was as Commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic in Norfolk, Va. In 2005, he received the Navy League's John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership. Lou is a registered professional engineer and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He earned master's degrees in mechanical engineering and engineering management from Drexel University and attended the Executive Management Program at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. His proven successes also include leading strategic plans with vision and managing change to deliver major capital projects, facilities planning, real estate, energy/utilities and environmental services. More than 1,100 employees work for UW Facilities, supporting more than 24 million square feet of buildings and other infrastructure, including 22 miles of roadways and pathways and 7 miles of utility tunnels on approximately 680 acres of campus landscape.

Lety Cavazos | Sustainability Program Specialist, Oregon State University Sustainability Office  

Lety Cavazos

Karen Cheng | Professor, University of Washington

Karen Cheng

Yolanda Cieters | Sustainability Manager, Seattle University, Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Karen Cheng

Tani Colbert-Sangree | Strategic Program Officer, Duke University, Carbon Offsets Initiative

Tani Colbert-Sangree

Elaine Cole, PhD | Sustainability Coordinator, Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus

Elaine Cole

Joseph Culhane | Sustainability Communications Coordinator, Portland Community College

Joseph Culhane

Social Justice, equity, inclusion, and community resilience are also strong passions of Joe's, they inform much of his present and future academic and professional career choices. He's currently part of PCC's Illumination Project which is based on Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed. Joe's sustainable pursuits have him working towards a communications degree with a focus in environmental justice and sustainability. His aim is to help tell better stories as we navigate through these often troubled waters these days. Speaking of water, one day he and his wife have a goal of becoming stewards of, and operate the most sustainable hot springs resort, retreat, and educational center in the world.

Kim Davenport | Lecturer, University of Washington Tacoma

Kim Davenport

Andrew deCoriolis | Executive Director, Farm Forward

Andrew deCoriolis

John Deuel | Recycling Program Manager, Oregon State University

John Deuel

Catalina M. de Onís | Assistant Professor, Willamette University

Catalina de Onis

Tina Dilegge | Program Manager, University of Washington

Tina Dilegge

Dr. Sonya Doucette | Associate Professor, Science Division, Bellevue College

Ann Scheerer

Craig Dunn, PhD | Wilder Distinguished Professor, Business & Sustainability, Western Washington University  

Craig Dunn

Amy Dvorak | Director of Sustainability, Lewis & Clark College  

Amy Dvorak

Teri Fane | ASPCC Student Body President, Portland Community College Cascade Campus

Teri Fane

After graduating from PCC, Teri intends to transfer to an HBCU to pursue her Bachelors and Masters in Business Management with a minor in African American history. Her dream is to open her own K-12 schools that teach Black studies.

Allison Fann | Environmental Studies Major, IAS, UW Bothell

Allison Fann

Meghan Fay Zahniser | Executive Director, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

Meghan Fay Zahniser

Stacey Foreman | Sustainable Procurement Coordinator, City of Portland

Stacey Foreman

Scarlett Foster-Moss | Vice President of Public Relations and Government Affairs, Swire Coca-Cola, USA

Scarlett Foster-Moss

Jim Gawel | Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry & Engineering; Sustainability Committee Chair, University of Washington Tacoma

Jim Gawel

Lisa George | Community Based Learning Faculty Coordinator, Portland Community College

Lisa George

Liz Gignilliat | Manager, UW Recycling

Liz Gignilliat

Dr. Martha Groom | Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell

Martha Groom

In addition to education research, she has collaborated in landscape scale studies of sustainability of coffee production and urban community gardens, and seeks additional means to simultaneously improve wildlife populations and human welfare. She is currently working on an online curriculum for teaching about energy justice in the age of climate change, and opportunities for greater engagement with nature conservation.

Lucas Gutterman | Organizing Director, OSPIRG Students

Lucas Gutterman

Rickey Hall | Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity and University Diversity Officer, University of Washington  

Rickey Hall

Prior to that role, he served for six years as the assistant vice president for equity and diversity at the University of Minnesota. Hall was awarded the 2015 Unity in the Community Award from HoLa Hora Latina (Knoxville, Tenn.) and selected as an American College Personnel Association Educational Leadership Foundation 2015 Diamond Honoree. He earned a bachelor's degree in American studies and a master's degree in higher education, both from the University of Iowa. Hall is currently completing a doctor of education degree in organizational leadership at the University of Minnesota.

Susanna Hamilton | Sustainability Action Plan Coordinator, Western Washington University  

Susanna Hamilton

Mark Harris | Sustainability Manager, PSU Eats  

Mark Harris

Sierra Harden | Expedia, UW Alum  

Sierra Harden

Zaida Hatfield | Student, Cultural Sustainability Coordinator, University of Oregon

Chris Hellstern | Living Building Challenge Services Director, The Miller Hull Partnership  

Chris Hellstern

Tova Hershman | Student, SOAR Center Coordinator, Willamette University

Tova Hershman

Michelle Marie Hicks | Student, SOAR Center Coordinator, Willamette University

Michelle Hicks

Chris Johnstone | EnviroIssues, Seattle University Alum

Chris Johnstone

Madeleine Jones | Sustainability Representatives Program Coordinator, Western Washington University

Madeleine Jones

Stanley Joshua | Director, Facilities Services, UW Tacoma

Stanley Joshua

Nicole Juliano | Director - The Diversity Center, Pacific Lutheran University

Nicole Juliano

Olga Kachook | Sustainability Manager, World Centric  

Olga Kachook

David Karlsgodt | Principal, Fovea, LLC and Host, Campus Energy and Sustainability Podcast  

David Karlsgodt

Devin Kleiner | Project Architect, Senior Associate, Perkins+Will  

Devin Kleiner

Jessica Kunder | Student, B.S. Biology, Mary Gates Scholar, University of Washington, Bothell

Jessica Kunder

Michelle Larkins, PhD | Director and Assistant Professor, Center for a Sustainable Society, Pacific University

Michelle Larkins

Anne Lessene | Landscape Department Part-time faculty, and Campus Beekeeper, PCC Rock Creek

Anne Lessene

Jessica Loveland | Student; Sustainability Representative Program Assistant Coordinator, Western Washington University

Jessica Loveland

Angel Mandujano-Guevara | Graduate Student, Human Services Resource Center, Oregon State University

Angel Mandujano-Guevara

Natasha Martin | Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor at the School of Law, Seattle University

Natasha Martin

In addition to her teaching and scholarly engagement, Professor Martin is an active contributor and thought-leader in many professional settings. A frequent presenter at national conferences, Professor Martin is an engaged contributor to academic and community dialogues on diversity and inclusion matters. Dedicated to broad notions of inclusivity, Professor Martin was appointed twice to the Washington State Gender and Justice Commission and was named to Lawyers of Color's 50 Under 50 List of minority law professors making an impact in legal education in the 2014 Law School Diversity Issue. Before joining the legal academy, Professor Martin spent several years as in-house employment legal counsel and in private law firm practice focusing on employment discrimination litigation. She also served as a federal judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She is a proud graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, the only historically black Catholic university in the nation and earned a law degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Law.

Lindsey MacDonald | Coordinator, Sustainable Communities Partnership, Western Washington University

Lindsey MacDonald

Kyle McDermott | Campus Sustainability Fund Coordinator, University of Washington  

Kyle McDermott

Taylor McHolm | Program Director, Student Sustainability Center, University of Oregon

Taylor McHolm

Jenny McNamara | Campus Sustainability Director, Portland State University  

Jenny McNamara

Chris Meek | Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Washington

Chris Meek

Jade Menchaca | Food Security Coordinator, Student Sustainability Center, University of Oregon

Jade Menchaca

Brogan Miner | Student Software Systems Engineer, Oregon State University

Brogan Miner

Jessica Moats | Student; Executive Director of SEED, University of Washington, Housing & Food Services

Jessica Moats

Ellen Moore | Senior Lecturer, Communication, UW Tacoma

Ellen Moore

Lorena Alves Carvalho Nascimento | PhD Student, Portland State University

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Lorena Nascimento is a Ph.D. student in Urban Studies at Portland State University with a focus on urban forestry and environmental justice

Julia Olson | Student, Waste Reduction & Reusables Coordinator, University of Oregon

Julia Olson

Kiran Oommen | Student, Seattle University and Plaintiff, Juliana vs. US

Kiran Oommen

Marilyn Ostergren | Renewable Energy Liaison, UW Sustainability, University of Washington

Marilyn Ostergren

Megan Patton-López PhD, RDN | Assistant Professor , Community Health, Western Oregon University

Megan Patton-Lopez

Zac Pinard | Coordinator of Environmental Affairs, Associated Students of Oregon State University

Zac Pinard

Arlene Plevin | Professor of English, Olympic College

Arlene Plevin

She's presented at the International Conference on Culture and Ecology (2018, India), the Neo-International Conference on Habitable Environments (NICHE) 2016, India; the Modern Language Association, Los Angeles, and at the 32nd Annual ISfTE (International Society for Teacher Education) Seminar in Bhutan (2012), sharing work on strategizing sustainability. In addition to her work as an academic, Plevin was a writer/editor for the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, D.C. She is currently working with Fae Dremock on a collection, Unchaining Sustainability: Working and Teaching for Regeneration and Resilience.

Claire Pockell-Wilson | Research Assistant, Willamette University

Claire Pockell-Wilson

Alison Pugh | Faculty, Sustainable Building Science Technology , South Seattle College

Alison Pugh

Ms. Pugh was also Edmonds Community College's Sustainability Researcher, developing green curriculum as well as providing support operationally for the college to meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals and reduce the campus' overall impact on its ecosystem. Alison is a Marano Fellow, sponsored by SkillUp Washington and the Aspen Institute, and a graduate of the 2017 Deans' Academy. Ms. Pugh holds a B.A. in Art History from Mount Holyoke College and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (now Presidio Graduate School).

Shawn Postera | Sustainable Purchasing Coordinator, Multnomah County

Shawn Postera

Saiyare Refaei | Coordinator for Sustainability Integration, Diversity Center, Pacific Lutheran University

Saiyare Refaei

Kate Rayner Fried | Sustainability, Equity, & Justice Fund Outreach Coordinator, Western Washington University

Kate Rayner Fried

Johnathan Riopelle | Sustainability, Equity, and Justice Fund Grant Program Coordinator, Western Washington University

Johnathan Riopelle

Rebeca Rivera, PhD | Lecturer, University of Washington Bothell

Rebeca Rivera

Natalie Roadarmel | Student Researcher, Willamette University

Natalie Roadarmel

Andrea Rodgers | Senior Attorney, Our Children's Trust

Andrea Rodgers

Narce Rodriguez | Executive Director, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Pacific University

Narce Rodriguez

She also previously held positions at Portland State University, Arizona State University, and Oregon State University. She holds a master of arts in interdisciplinary studies - higher education administration and women studies - from Oregon State University, as well as a bachelor's in sociology and Spanish, also from OSU.

Terryl Ross | Assistant Dean Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, College of the Environment, University of Washington

Terryl Ross

Alexa Russo | Sustainability Coordinator, University of Washington Bothell Facilities Services

Alexa Russo

In her position as Sustainability Student Assistant, Russo engaged students through the creation and execution of engagement events, oversaw communications, presented at classes and events, as well as produced and supervised student projects. She handled data management for the university, tracking energy and water metrics, generating reports and determining consumption trends. Russo transitioned into her current position as Sustainability Coordinator, taking on the additional duties of coordinating committees, compiling the University 5-year Sustainability Action Plan, managing the sustainability website, and maintaining university certifications. In 2018, Russo was presented with a Husky Green Award, recognizing members of the University of Washington community for their dedication, innovation, and leadership in sustainability. Russo is invested in sharing her passion for the earth with others, inspiring collective action and stewardship.

Ann Scheerer | Sustainability Instructor, Oregon State University

Ann Scheerer

Sean Schmidt | Associate Director of Administration, Finance, and HR, Student & Enrollment Services, UW Tacoma

Sean Schmidt

Briar Schoon | Sustainability Manager, Portland Community College  

Briar Schoon

Sara Shores | Urban Forest Specialist, University of Washington

Sara Shores

Kate Simonen, AIA, SE | Associate Professor, University of Washington

Kate Simonen

Sarah Stoeckl | Program Manager - Office of Sustainability, University of Oregon  

Sarah Stoeckl

Chris Studtmann | District Chef, Seattle Pacific University, Sodexo

Chris Studtmann

Ted Sweeney | Safety and Campus Policy Lead, Spin

Ted Sweeney

Susan Thoman | Founder & Managing Director, Compost Manufacturing Alliance

Susan Thoman

Phil Thompson | Professor, Seattle University

Phil Thompson

Teri Thomson Randall | Program Manager, Livable City Year, University of Washington

Teri Thomson Randall

Brandon Trelstad | Sustainability Officer, Oregon State University  

Brandon Trelstad

Robert Turner, PhD | Senior Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington Bothell  

Robert Turner

Andre Uribe | Operations Manager, Flying Fish Company and Former Executive Chef, Willamette University  

Andre Uribe

Manca Valum | Senior Director, Advancement for Strategic Initiatives, Development, Corporate & Foundation Relations, Western Washington University  

Manca Valum

Seth Vidaña | Director of Sustainability, Western Washington University  

Seth Vidana

Mary Voves | Vice President, Business and Finance, Eastern Washington University

Mary Voves

She has also been instrumental in moving the campus forward on major campus sustainability efforts including construction of a recycling center, creation of a campus sustainability master plan, planning for a sustainability center, and an innovative project to restore farmland to native prairie lands to provide carbon sequestration and educational opportunities for the Palouse Bioregion. Ms. Voves leads Eastern Washington University's sustainability efforts and spearheaded the University's efforts to develop a Spokane based partnership with Avisita Utilities and Mckinstry resulting in the Catalyst project, constructed from cross-laminated timber and designed to be a net zero facility. Ms. Voves has an MBA from Virginia Tech and a degree in economics from the SUNY Brockport and is active at a national level in professional organizations such as the National Association of College and University Business Officers. She spends her volunteer time in the Spokane community working with such organizations as the American Heart Association, the Women and Children's Free Restaurant and does volunteer tax preparation for low income families (VITA).

Grace Wang | Professor, Western Washington University

Grace Wang

Kevin Wilhelm | CEO, Sustainable Business Consulting

Kevin Wilhelm

Mary Wood | Philip H. Knight Professor, Faculty Director, Environmental & Natural Resources Law Center, University of Oregon School of Law  

Mary Wood

Jack Woods | Utility Data Analyst Student Technician, Oregon State University  

Jack Woods

Kyra Woytek | Campaign Coordinator, 100% Renewable Energy Campaign, WashPIRG, UW

Kyra Woytek

Tour Leaders

Lee Momon | Solid Waste Division Operations Manager, Seattle Public Utilities; Tour Lead - North Transfer Station  

Lee Momon

Deborah Sigler | Program Coordinator, UW Center for Integrated Design; Tour Lead - Bullitt Center  

Deborah Sigler

Conference Emcee

Claudia Frere-Anderson | Director, University of Washington Sustainability  

Claudia Frere-Anderson

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