Isabelle Shively

Isabelle Shively is the Membership & Communications Manager at Washington Women’s Foundation (WaWF). She grew up in Duvall, Washington, and joined the staff in 2021 after moving back to the Seattle area from Chicago. Before WaWF, Isabelle worked with the Jesuit Refugee Service as their Internal Communications Officer and managed operations and development at Sahar Education.

She has a B.A. in International Studies from Loyola University Chicago and an M.S. in International Public Service from DePaul University, where her coursework focused on nonprofit management. She also has a postgraduate diploma in Human Rights and Forced Displacement from the UN University for Peace and is completing a Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate with NTEN.

Isabelle is part of the WaWF transformation because she believes that collective action drives community change and social, economic, and environmental justice. She especially loves WaWF’s commitment to accountability and learning. In addition to her work, Isabelle finds joy in doing things outside, eating good food, spending time with her family and spouse, and watching their two cats be cats.


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