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Sharon Shewmake's Biography


Contact Information

310 John L. O'Brien Building
Post Office Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600

Full Name:

Sharon Shewmake




Spouse; 2 Children: Henry, Graham

Home City:

Bellingham, WA

PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2004-2010

AB, Environmental Science and Policy/Economics, Duke University, 1998-2002

Representative, Washington State House of Representatives, District 42 Position 2, 2019-present

Candidate, Washington State House of Representatives, District 42 Position 2, 2020

Former Member, Transportation Committee, Washington State House of Representatives

Professor, Western Washington University, 2013-present

Instructor, Vanderbilt University, 2010-2013

Intern, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 2007

Intern, National Center for Environmental Economics, Environmental Protection Agency, 2006

Floodplain Scientist, PBS and J, 2002-2004

Group Leader, Federation EIL, Worldwide Network of the Experiment in International Living, 2002

Member, Lettered Streets Neighborhood Association, present

Member, Riveter's Collective, present

Member, Walk Bike Bus Bellingham, present

Member, Washington State Adult Soccer Association, present

Member, Whatcom County Climate Change Impacts Committee, present

Faculty Advisor, Women in Economics and Finance Club, Western Washington University, present

Member, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists