Shea Hamilton (Class of 2023, Leadership Committee Member) is the Senior Budget Advisor for Education at the Office of Financial Management. Prior to this role, she served as the Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the Independent Colleges of Washington and, before that, as the Assistant Director of Research at the Washington Student Achievement Council. Shea earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in educational psychology from The Ohio State University and completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at DePaul University. She has over 15 years educational advocacy and research experience and is proud to serve on the Washington Women in Need (WWIN) Board of Directors. In her spare time, Shea enjoys knitting, video games, and exploring Seattle with her spouse, Charles. (Class of 2016, Board member) is State and Local Government Affairs Manager, REI.