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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Western Washington University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Western Washington University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Western Washington University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Western Washington University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Western Washington University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Western Washington University.

This list is made up of graduates like Randy Couture and Carrie Brownstein.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Western Washington University?” and “Which celebrities are Western Washington University alumni?”

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Carrie Brownstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Television producer Carrie Rachel Brownstein (born September 27, 1974) is an American musician, actress, writer, director, and comedian. She first came to prominence as a member of the band Excuse 17 before forming ...more

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Randy Couture is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Spokesperson, Wrestler, Coach Randy Duane Couture is an American actor, retired mixed martial artist and former collegiate and Greco-Roman wrestler. During his tenures in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Couture became a ...more

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John Michael Greer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Environmentalist, Conservationist

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Michael P. Farris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Lawyer Michael "Mike" P. Farris is a United States constitutional lawyer. He is a founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, both in Purcellville in ...more

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Patricia Wasley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Patricia Wasley, EdD, is the Chief Executive Officer at Teaching Channel and is responsible for setting the educational direction of the website. Prior to joining Teaching Channel, Dr. Wasley ...more

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Adam Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Prosecutor, Politician David Adam Smith, American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing Washington's 9th congressional district.

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Michael Koenen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
American football player Michael J. Koenen is an American football punter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played ...more

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Billy Burke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Musician, Actor, Writer William Albert "Billy" Burke is an American actor. He is known for his role as Charlie Swan in Twilight and its sequels. He is also known for his role as Gary Matheson in the Season 2 ...more

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Art Chantry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Graphic Designer Arthur Samuel Wilbur Chantry II is a graphic designer often associated with the posters and album covers he did for bands from the Pacific Northwest, such as Nirvana, Hole and The Sonics. He is ...more

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Julie Larson-Green is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Businessperson Julie Larson-Green is the Chief Experience Officer of Microsoft's "My Life & Work" team at Microsoft, where she has worked since 1993. Larson-Green notably managed the ...more

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Brett Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Conductor, Pianist, Composer Brett Mitchell is an American conductor who is Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, and Music Director of the Saginaw Bay ...more

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Agnes Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Artist Agnes Bernice Martin was an American abstract painter. Often referred to as a minimalist, Martin considered herself an abstract expressionist. She was awarded a National Medal of Arts from the ...more

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Larry Springer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Larry Springer Teacher Lawrence S. "Larry" Springer is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 45th district since 2004. He currently serves as the Majority Floor

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Ben Dragavon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Ben Dragavon Ben Dragavon is a former American soccer player who is currently a goalkeeper coach for Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League.

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Doug Mah is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Doug Mah Politician

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Erin Wall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Singer Erin Wall is a Canadian operatic soprano. She studied at the Vancouver Academy of Music, Western Washington University, Rice University and Music Academy of the West and was a finalist at the ...more

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Orlondo Steinauer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Orlondo Steinauer Coach Orlondo Steinauer is a former professional Canadian football safety who is currently the defensive coordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. As a player, he played ...more

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Matt Kaeberlein is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Matt Kaeberlein Dr. Matt Kaeberlein is an American biologist and biogerontologist best known for his research on evolutionarily conserved mechanisms of aging. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pathology ...more

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Carlos Buhler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Carlos Buhler Carlos Buhler is one of America's leading high altitude mountaineers. Buhler's specialty is high-standard mountaineering characterized by small teams, no oxygen, minimal gear and equipment, and ...more

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Alec Stone Sweet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Political scientist Alec Stone Sweet grew up in Bellingham, Washington. He is Leitner Professor of Law, Politics, and International Studies at the Yale Law School, and a notable author, musician, and

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William Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
William Dietrich Journalist, Author William Dietrich is an American novelist, non-fiction writer, journalist, and college professor. His historical novels and thrillers have made bestseller lists and his Ethan Gage series, set ...more

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Scott Cairns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Scott Cairns Scott Cairns, PhD is an American poet, memoirist, librettist, and essayist.

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Ryan Couture is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Martial artist Ryan Couture is an American professional mixed martial artist. He is the son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture.

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Ben Gibbard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter Benjamin "Ben" Gibbard is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, with whom he has ...more

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Shane Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Shane Simmons

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Kelli Linville is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Kelli Linville Kelli Linville was a member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 42nd Legislative District, where she served Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee. Linville is a ...more

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Scott White is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Scott White Scott Benton White was a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing the 46th legislative district. His district included much of North Seattle, including the neighborhoods of ...more

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Jay Mills is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Jay Mills Coach Jay Mills is an American football coach and former player. He was the head football coach at Charleston Southern University, a position held for ten seasons. He retired from coaching on January ...more

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Gibson Bardsley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Gibson Bardsley Gibson Bardsley is an American soccer player who currently plays for Tulsa Roughnecks.

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Matt Overton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Matt Overton American football player Matt Overton is an American football long snapper for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks in 2007. He played ...more

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Keli Carender is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Keli Carender Keli Carender is an American blogger credited with being the first Tea Party protest activist when she was the principal organizer of a protest of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of ...more

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Duff Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Western Washington University Alumni
Duff Wilson Journalist Duff Wilson is an American investigative reporter, formerly with The New York Times, later with Reuters.