2019 Keynote

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.

2019 Speakers

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

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

Michael Bradshaw

Sarah Bronstein | Transportation Options Supervisor, Oregon State University

Sarah Bronstein

Karen Cheng | Professor, University of Washington

Karen Cheng

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

Yolanda Cieters

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

Elaine Cole

Kim Davenport | Lecturer, University of Washington Tacoma

Kim Davenport

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

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

Stacey Foreman | Sustainable Procurement Coordinator, City of Portland

Stacey Foreman

Liz Gignilliat | Manager, UW Recycling

Liz Gignilliat

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

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

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

Chris Hellstern

Madeleine Jones | Sustainability Representatives Program Coordinator, Western Washington University

Madeleine Jones

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

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

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

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

Jessica Moats

Ellen Moore | Senior Lecturer, Communication, UW Tacoma

Ellen Moore

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Briar Schoon | Sustainability Manager, Portland Community College  

Briar Schoon

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

Kate Simonen

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

Sarah Stoeckl

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

Seth Vidaña | Director of Sustainability, Western Washington University  

Seth Vidana

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

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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