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Congratulations Washington Business Week 2022 Graduates!

Congratulations Washington Business Week Graduates!


Daniel Sherman

Dan Sherman, director of the Sound Policy Institute, has research interests in the areas of sustainability, environmental science, and U.S. environmental law and policy. He co-authored an undergraduate textbook on environmental science and sustainability with W.W. Norton press. He is author of the book Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere: Local Opposition and the Politics of Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal (RFF Press, 2011), and many articles on hazardous waste cleanup, citizen activism, and sustainability in higher education. Sherman teaches courses that focus on the environment and its relation to politics and society.

Dan is the Clean Energy Breakout Speaker at our virtual July camp, and at our University of Puget Sound camp.

Ian Farrell

Ian Farrell has been an active supporter of WBW for nearly 15 years. Ian has been involved in each iteration of the Willapa Harbor Business Week Program, a Washington State in-school program for the Raymond, South Bend, and Willapa Valley schools, now in its 14th year.  

Ian started as a company advisor and over the years has been a judge, Chair of the Week, leader of the local steering group/task force, and now a member of the WBW’s board of directors. Ian has seen the impact the program has on students as well as the community as a whole, and he is happy that the program has become cemented into the culture of the school districts and students throughout Washington State. 

Ian is the Business Breakout Speaker at both of our camps at University of Puget Sound and Renton Technical College.

I learned so much about teamwork, leadership, and professionalism. Washington Business Week was my first time in a leadership position (as the CEO of the company). I learned what it meant to lead a team. At University of Washington, we have team projects in every class. Everything I learned directly applies to what I do now.

– Emmeline Vu, WBW alumna and University of Washington Student