Commencement Speaker

Undergraduate Commencement Speaker

Sally Jewell

Our undergraduate speaker, is a leader in environmental sustainability. Following a distinguished career in the private sector, including 13 years at Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI)--five as COO and eight as CEO, she was confirmed as United States Secretary of the Interior in 2013. As secretary, Sally worked tirelessly on a number of conservation and environmental protection initiatives, expanding access to parks and ensuring access to public lands for future generations. She has received numerous awards, including the National Audubon Society’s Rachel Carson Award, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Award for Public Service and the University of Washington’s 2016 Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award.

Undergraduate Commencement Speaker