|Michael Althauser works at Columbia Legal Services in the Children and Youth Project as an advocate for homeless students, unaccompanied youth, foster youth, and other vulnerable and at-risk communities. Michael just completed law school at Seattle University where he served as the President of the university’s Public Interest Law Foundation. Michael is a former spokesman in the WA Senate Democratic Caucus and a veteran of numerous political campaigns. When not at work or school, Michael can most often be found trying to train his adorably untrainable puppy Bailey.|
Sera Day (Vice President) has lived in Seattle for nearly a decade, and has roots in Central California and Nashville, TN. She currently works as a Legislative Aide to Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess, and recently managed Senator Pramila Jayapal's 2014 campaign. She comes to the Bus Board as a former Bus Fellow, (c/o 2010) and credits the Bus with expanding her leadership capacity and passion for youth civic engagement. She is a graduate of Seattle University and the UW School of Social Work, and has a background in community and labor organizing. In her free time, she enjoys training for half marathons, practicing yoga and chilling with her sweet cat Billie.
|Eric Gonzalez - bio coming soon.
|Ryan Harkins, a true Washington native, has roots in Spokane (where he was born), Tacoma (where he grew up), and West Seattle (which he now calls home). Prior to joining the Bus, Ryan chaired the 2012 Obama Campaign's Gen44 Committee in Seattle and was an Obama Victory Trustee. He has also served on the board of the Municipal League of King County. Ryan is a privacy lawyer at Microsoft and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Washington School of Law. When he is not consumed by early ‘90s clips of the Reign Man ("Super ... Sonics!"), he can be found chasing after his three children and spending time with his wife.|
|Alison Mondi (President) caught the Bus bug at Oregon Bus Project events in Portland, and eagerly sought out the equally amazing Washington Bus. She joined our board in 2008. A hardened east coast native, Alison has called the PNW home for nearly a decade. Alison works on public policy and advocacy for Lifelong AIDS Alliance. She has previously served as the Public Policy & Communications Director for NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, as a legislative assistant for an Oregon state senator, and on the staff of a congressional campaign. She is also a member of the Seattle Women's Commission. When not working for progressive social change, Alison enjoys trivia contests of all sorts, seeing live music, and nursing her nerd crush on Michael Cera. Alison, her partner Megan, and their rad bulldog Omelet live in Capitol Hill.|
|Emily Murphy - bio coming soon.
|Brianna Thomas has been a community activist and organizer in and around Seattle for the last decade. Brianna began her community work at the Church Council of Greater Seattle, and then graduated from the University of Washington. She honed her policy skills in Olympia, and sharpened her campaign skills on campaigns including "No on 1185," against Tim Eyman's unconstitutional 2/3's requirement to raise taxes; and “Yes for SeaTac,” the first initiative in the country to raise a city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. Brianna is the former Field Director for the Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund and ran for Seattle City Council in the 2015 district elections. She currently works in community relations in the office of Seattle City Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez.
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