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Holly Powers

Senior Program Officer

Holly Powers is a Senior Program Officer at The Russell Family Foundation, where she is responsible for the Foundation’s program-related grantmaking which spans environmental sustainability and conservation, grassroots leadership development, education, and youth/young adult homelessness. She has been recognized by the Center for Whole Communities as a “Leader Reimagining Conservation” and completed a national fellowship program, “2042 Today,” which trains environmental leaders to engage communities in a rapidly changing American society. Holly holds a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Washington and focused her thesis on women’s roles in the environmental justice movement. Holly sits on several Tacoma-based nonprofit boards and committees.

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