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Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office is part of Facilities Services and located in the Physical Plant at:

11125 NE 180th Street
Bothell, WA 98011

While the Sustainability Office is housed within Facilities Services, the department serves the entire campus community and works closely with departments across the university.


General Inquiries: uwbsust@uw.edu

Kristen Attebery holding her camera

Kristen Attebery
Interim Sustainability Coordinator 
Email: ka89@uw.edu

Phone Number: (425) 352-3661

A born and raised Washingtonian, Kristen feels a deep connection to the environment, especially the unique climate and habitats that make up western Washington and other regions of the Pacific Northwest. This interest and compassion for all things wild was encouraged while growing up; spending time on the beaches of Whidbey Island where she grew up and camping up and down the Pacific coast every summer with her family. She has a special passion for native bees and leads the CCUWBee Research Initiative; a group that studies native bees on the Cascadia College/University of Bothell Campus. She has been researching native bees since 2017 and intends to eventually attend graduate school to continue these studies after finishing her post-baccalaureate degree in UWB’s Conservation Restoration Science program.

Kristen’s interests in sustainability stem from a deep passion for the environment as well as the people that occupy it and is quick to advocate for a more sustainable future. Some of her specific interests in sustainability include pollinator/landscape relationship ecology, building occupation energy efficiency, and sustainable agriculture/land development. A believer in data-driven results, Kristen can get lost in a spreadsheet for hours before coming up for air.

Kristen has been a part of the UWB campus since 2016 completing an Applied Computing degree in 2019, and while she served as an Academic Advisor in the School of STEM office since that time, she is very excited to be taking on the role of interim Sustainability Coordinator. She currently lives in north Seattle with her husband and a very sweet dog, and enjoys photography, playing storytelling RPGs, and leatherworking in her free time.

Fun fact: “I believe everyone has a secret superpower; it can be the most useless thing, but it’s the thing you are *good* at,” she says, “mine is finding four-leaf clovers. I even found a seven-leafed clover once!”.

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