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Famous Western Washington University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 10.8k views32 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Carrie Brownstein1

    Carrie Brownstein

    Film Score Composer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, USA

    Carrie Rachel Brownstein (born September 27, 1974) is an American musician, actress, writer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Randy Couture2

    Randy Couture

    Spokesperson, Wrestler


    BirthplaceEverett, Washington, United States of America

    Randall Duane Couture (; born June 22, 1963) is an American actor, former U.S. Army sergeant,... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Michael Greer3

    John Michael Greer

    Environmentalist, Conservationist


    BirthplaceBremerton, Washington

    John Michael Greer (born 1962) is an American author who writes on ecology, religion,... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael P. Farris4


    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    Michael Farris may refer to: Michael Farris (lawyer), American constitutional lawyer Mike... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Patricia Wasley, EdD, is the Chief Executive Officer at Teaching Channel and is responsible... more on Wikipedia
  • Adam Smith6

    Adam Smith

    Prosecutor, Politician


    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202

    David Adam Smith (born June 15, 1965) is an American politician currently serving as the U.S.... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Koenen7

    Michael Koenen

    American football player


    BirthplaceFerndale, Washington

    Michael J. Koenen (born July 13, 1982) is a former American football punter. He was signed by... more on Wikipedia
  • Billy Burke8

    Billy Burke

    Musician, Actor


    BirthplaceBellingham, Washington, United States of America

    William Albert Burke (born November 25, 1966) is an American actor. He is known for his role... more on Wikipedia
  • Art Chantry9

    Art Chantry

    Graphic Designer


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Arthur Samuel Wilbur Chantry II (born April 9, 1954 in Seattle) is a graphic designer often... more on Wikipedia
  • Julie Larson-Green10

    Julie Larson-Green




    Julie Larson-Green is the Chief Experience Officer of Microsoft's "My Life & Work" team at... more on Wikipedia
  • Brett Mitchell11

    Brett Mitchell

    Conductor, Pianist


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Brett Mitchell (born July 2, 1979) is an American conductor who currently serves music... more on Wikipedia
  • Agnes Martin12

    AgeDec. at 92 (1912-2004)

    BirthplaceMacklin, Canada

    Agnes Bernice Martin (March 22, 1912 – December 16, 2004) was a Canadian-born American... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Larry Springer



    BirthplaceSnoqualmie, Washington

    Lawrence S. "Larry" Springer (born January 30, 1947) is a Democratic member of the Washington... more on Wikipedia
  • Ben Dragavon14

    Ben Dragavon

    Ben Dragavon (born December 31, 1983 in Monroe, Washington) is a former American soccer player... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Doug Mah



    Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County.... more on Wikipedia
  • Erin Wall16

    Erin Wall



    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Erin Wall (born 4 November 1975 Calgary, Alberta to American parents) is a Canadian operatic... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Orlondo Steinauer



    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Orlondo Steinauer (born June 9, 1973) is the head coach for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Matt Kaeberlein

    Matt Kaeberlein (born 1971) is an American biologist and biogerontologist best known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Carlos Buhler

    Carlos Buhler (born October 17, 1954 in Harrison, New York) is one of America's leading high... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Alec Stone Sweet

    Political scientist
    Alec Stone Sweet grew up in Bellingham, Washington. He is Saw Swee Hock Centennial Professor... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    William Dietrich

    Journalist, Author



    William Dietrich (born September 29, 1951) is an American novelist, non-fiction writer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Scott Cairns

    Scott Cairns (né Scott Clifford Cairns; born 1954 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American poet,... more on Wikipedia
  • Ryan Couture23

    Ryan Couture

    Martial artist


    BirthplaceEdmonds, Washington

    Ryan Couture (born August 27, 1982) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently... more on Wikipedia
  • Ben Gibbard24

    Ben Gibbard

    Film Score Composer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceBremerton, Washington, United States of America

    Benjamin Gibbard (born August 11, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25

    Shane Simmons