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Pinchot University

220 Second Avenue South, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104

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Staff Directory

Office of the President

President Jill Bamburg 206-780-6213
Intrapreneur in Residence Gifford Pinchot III 206-780-6203


Dean of Academic Affairs Mary Kay Chess, Ph.D. 541-690-4178
Associate Dean and Faculty for OSR Colleen F. Ponto, Ed.D. 206-780-6215
Director of Academic and Student Affairs Bethany Lindsey 206-780-6224
Director of Library and Information Services Kelly Head 206-780-6201
Registrar Lynn Braun 206-780-6221
Academic Program Associate Lisa Reiter 206-855-9559
Intensive Coordinator Lauren Brohawn
Career Counselor Faith Wolfson 206-780-6201

Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Director, Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship Mike Skinner 206-780-6228
Director of Strategic Initiatives Jon Kroman
Business Advisor (South Seattle) Kerrie Carbary 206-780-6230
Business Advisor (Central Seattle) Julie Chan 206-780-6230


Advancement Coordinator Rosa Mitsumasu


Office of Marketing


Office of Admissions 206-855-1215
Associate Director of Admissions and Outreach Becca Balyeat 206-780-6229
Admissions Representative Erin Povak 206-780-6217


Chief Financial Officer Sandra Possin 206-780-6214
Accounts Payable & Student Accounts Coordinator Valerie Stenstrom 206-780-6200
Financial Aid Administrator Gagan Kaur 206-780-6227


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Latest News

Peter Senge Named 2015 Graduation Speaker

Please join us in our excitement as we announce Peter Senge as our 2105 Commencement speaker!   Senge comes to Pinchot from MIT Sloan School of Management, where he is a senior lecturer in Leadership and Sustainability. Also through MIT, he is the founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning, an organization that guides

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environmental innovation
Kumar and McNulty Accepted to 2015 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

Please join us in congratulating current students Srirup Kumar and Joe McNulty on being accepted to compete in the 2015 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC) at the University of Washington! This project challenges Washington students to “define an environmental problem, develop a solution, design and build a prototype, create a business plan that proves

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Spots For Cuba Study Abroad Trip Still Available

We still have 5 slots available in the Cuba Study Abroad trip this summer (August 1st-8th). To reserve your spot, please make your $500 deposit here: More info here: We will be traveling with Cross Cultural Journeys. This travel organization is now headed up by Cilla Utne, a Cohort 4 alumni. The trip will cost

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Now studying Sustainability in Seattle – By Edouard Stenger
April 20th, 2015 - Lauren Lark

This post was originally published by Pinchot student, Edouard Stenger, on his blog. Dear visitors, subscribers and friends. It is with distinct pleasure that I am announcing that as of today (and for the next two years) I’ll be studying for a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Sustainable Business at Pinchot University, Seattle. This comes

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CIE Spotlight: Alyssa London’s Culture Story
April 13th, 2015 - Lauren Lark

To Alyssa London, culture and heritage form a beautiful and complex story. With the help of Pinchot University’s Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (CIE), this budding entrepreneur is building a company called Culture Story, which aims to share these rich stories with the world. London’s startup is in many ways a product of her own cultural

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Cascadia Climate Collaborative Conference – Mark Your Calendar TODAY!
April 9th, 2015 - Lauren Lark

Another fantastic networking opportunity! The 2015  Cascadia Climate Collaborative conference will take place on April 17-18 at The Whidbey Institute. This year’s conference focus is on the moral and emotional dimensions of climate change in an intergenerational context. This third annual gathering aims to provide a inspiring space for an invitation group of the region’s most committed climate

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A Sustainable Business Roadmap: The Hagen-Wilhelm Chart For Change – By Kevin Hagen
April 9th, 2015 - Lauren Lark

This article was originally published on in September 2014. By Kevin Hagen Follow him on twitter: @KevinHagen In his new book, Making Sustainability Stick, Kevin Wilhelm offers a wealth of insight; experience and tools to help individuals and organizations deliver more business value by adding environmental and social parameters to their business strategy.   By taking

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