General Contacts

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Phone · 206-855-9559
Fax · 206-682-0504

Pinchot Office

220 Second Avenue South, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104

If you wish to visit Pinchot, please call ahead to ensure that someone is available to help you.



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.
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


Director of Marketing Dave Roberts 206-780-6226
Marketing Associate, Communications Nick Abraham


Office of Admissions 206-855-1215
Associate Director of Admissions and Outreach Becca Balyeat 206-780-6229
Associate Director of Admissions and Outreach Kathleen Glazier 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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In a recent post for WalletHub, our very own Bethany Linsey, Director of Academic and Student Affairs, details networking and job-searching strategies that are invaluable. Whether you are looking for a new opportunity, or trying to pivot your career in the direction of social impact or sustainability. The piece’s other great news?  Seattle was WalletHub’s

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What the People Said: A poem by incoming student Rick Dickinson, composed at Channel Rock during his orientation for the MBA in Sustainable Systems.

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