Fellows Cohort

The World Affairs Council Fellows Program offers a unique professional development opportunity to a small group of greater Seattle’s business and community leaders. 

Laura Adriance
Daniel Bagley Elementary School
Judith Austin
Senior Philanthropy & Major Gifts Officer
Benjamin Brown
Senior Special Security Operations Program Manager
Corrie Burdett
Deputy Director of Operations
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)
Bryce Farabaugh
Research Analyst
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michael Feldman
Manager, International Public Policy
Jaspreet Gill
Foreign Affairs Officer
U.S. Department of State
Eric Hanks
Commanding Officer, NAS Whidbey Island
United States Navy
Devon Hill
Senior Defense Analyst
RAND Corporation
Kathleen Hurley
Senior Environmental Program Manager
Port of Seattle
Jessie Irwin
Senior Manager, Market Development
K&L Gates
Malavika Jagannathan
Assistant Director of Content
University of Washington
Abiodun (Abi) Jagun
Senior Program Officer, Financial Services for the Poor
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
David Kirichenko
Technical Program Manager
Luke Kneeshaw
Director, Legal and Government Affairs
Umpqua Bank
Adam Kohorn
Directory of Strategy Integration
Michelle Lancaster
Global Leader, Sustainability GTM Strategy
Joseph Leigh
Regional Director, Sales
Marko Liias
State Senator
Washington State Senate
Angela MacDougall
Senior Program Officer, National Security Language Initiative for Youth
American Councils for International Education
Andrea McCook
Associate Director, Research and Special Projects
University of Washington
Scott McCullers
Product & External Affairs Manager, AI for Good Lab
Fidelma McGinn
Scan Design Foundation
Crystal McKie
Research Analyst
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Susie Nazzaro
Director, Global Access and Value Team
Heidi Obermeyer
Senior Analyst - Technology
Onyx Strategic Insights/Expeditors
Sharon Perlin
Senior Client Advisor
Whittier Trust
Beth Phelps
Senior Director, Operations and Administration,
American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Tina Pierce
Director, International Accounting
Pandu Rao
Consulting Systems Architect
Scott Schoenfeld
Financial Advisor
John Simpson
Director, Professional Fellows Program
Legacy International
Karoline Vass
Senior Officer, Strategy, Planning & Management, Foundation Strategy Office
Gates Foundation
Olivia Vermaak
Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer
Foster Garvey PC
Brook Wessel
AI/ML Product Innovation
Earth Observation Data Sector
Xingchun Zheng
Investor/Board Adviser
Aurora Zeta, LLC