Advisory Council

Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council serves as the organization’s brain trust. We are honored to have such educational luminaries and practitioners informing our efforts.
  • Char Alkire
    Former Science Teacher Supervisor, University of Washington

  • Jim Bennett
    Vice President, Cinematch Engineering Netflix

  • Jamie Bender
    Outreach Coordinator, Center for International Studies, University of Chicago

  • John de Graaf
    Filmmaker and Author of "Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic"

  • Wendy Ewbank
    Social Studies and Language Arts Teacher, Seattle Girls' School

  • Scott Jamieson
    Science Teacher, Lakeside School

  • Marie Marrs
    Retired Social Studies and Language Arts Teacher, Eagle Harbor High School

  • Kate McPherson
    Director, Project Service Leadership

  • Abby Ruskey
    Executive Director, Environmental Education Association of Washington

  • Bill Stewart
    District Administrator, Gladstone School District

  • Dr. Anand Yang
    Director, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington


About Us

We equip and motivate students to develop critical thinking skills, build global awareness, and engage in positive solutions for a sustainable future through hands-on curricula and professional learning.

Facing the Future is an
independent program of WWU