Board

emilioEmilio Garza (pronouns: He/Him/His) is a proud Tacoma native, UW graduate, and Bus Alum as a former Fellow (c/o 2012) and former staff member at the Bus. After helping Rob Johnson get elected to Seattle City Council in 2015 as Campaign Manager, Emilio now works as his Legislative Assistant at City Hall. In his free time he enjoys rooting for the Mariners and Seahawks, mentoring youth through tutoring and leadership development, and staying active in the local hip hop community.


hillMichael Hill
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Michael Hill is the Founder and Principal at Summit Strategy, a political consulting firm that works with progressive campaigns, causes, organizations and labor unions to devise and implement winning digital strategies. Over his tenure in Seattle and Washington, D.C., he has worked with Americans for Responsible Solutions, Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-08), Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), Brady Walkinshaw for Congress, the Yes for SeaTac $15 minimum wage campaign, SEIU 775 and SEIU 925. Before consulting, Michael worked in television production helping to launch Smithsonian Networks as Associate Producer for the 24-hour documentary network and at The Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Michael holds a B.A. from George Washington University and also serves on the Executive Board of the 36th Legislative District Democrats.  He lives in Queen Anne with his wife, Liz and son, George.

MollieMollie Bronwyn Price, Board President, is a dyed in the organic, fair-trade wool Seattleite and loves all things Emerald City (and many things Walla Walla). Mollie got hit by the Oregon Bus in 2007 and soon after joined the Washington Bus in its basement-of-a-condemned-building days as Outreach + Summer Fellows Director. She currently lives in the pre-K -12 education world as a Family Foundation Advisor, where she gets to pursue her from 2nd grade-on dream of connecting education policy, research and practice. She is a trained opera singer and a lightweight champion foosball player.

Aaron-279x300Aaron Robertson, Board Vice President, is a life long Seattleite, hailing from the generous summits of The Seattle Foundation, where he works as a Community Programs Officer. Aaron is also a graduate of Seattle University, and a current board member at The Service Board.

 

adamAdam Sherman (pronouns: He/Him/His) is a Seattle native and has been an engaged higher education stakeholder for over a decade. During graduate school, Adam became an active and vocal advocate for students first as the Organizing Director for the UW chapter of the Washington Student Association, then as Vice President and lobbyist for the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS), and finally as President of the GPSS. During this time he focused on getting students more engaged in the legislative process, passing legislation giving students fair and adequate notice prior to tuition increases and guaranteeing public comment opportunities for students at board of regents and board of trustees meetings, safeguarding critical financial aid programs such as work study, and building more robust and dependable revenue streams for student programming. In addition to being an education advocate, he is also a democracy romantic and enthusiast, which is why he jumped at the opportunity to hop on board the Bus as it hauls down the freeway of youth empowerment and civic engagement. Adam currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Institutional Research at the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. In his free time he bikes, hikes, runs, and skis. But most importantly, Adam loves his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Jane, #hellabig, #hellabus.

image_miniTracey Whitten – bio coming soon.

 

 

 

 

image_miniMaria Williams (pronouns: She/Her) – bio coming soon.

 

 

 

 

Anita Yandle spends her days fighting for justice with the Washington State Association for Justice. She first hopped on the Bus in 2010 as a volunteer before joining the board, doing everything from joining fellows on stage at Capitol Hill Block Party to taking out the office trash (someone has to do it!). Originally from North Carolina, Anita has made Seattle her home and is a proud Husky. In her downtime, Anita volunteers with KEXP, reads social justice think pieces, and nerds out about languages and linguistics.

 

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