About Me

Zachary Pullin (he/him) is a citizen of the Chippewa Cree Nation of Rocky Boy, Montana. He served four years and was the first-out LGBTQ Director elected to the Seattle School Board. He took great pride in his annual project to plant a tree in honor of Seattle Public Schools graduates as he believes protecting the environment is a sacred purpose. Before WCA, Zachary led homelessness diversion efforts at King County. Prior to that, he served as Director of Communications and Education for Pride Foundation, the largest LGBTQ foundation in the Pacific Northwest, including successfully defeating anti-trans bills in the legislature.

After graduating from Western Washington University, Zachary served in the US Peace Corps in Belize. In addition to being a published writer in the Advocate, Native Peoples Magazine, Oxford University Press, and local publications, Zachary has served with various organizations, including Gender Justice League, Capitol Hill Community Council, South Seattle Emerald Advisory Board, and Seattle Housing Authority. He was honored to represent his community as a Grand Marshal in the 2014 Seattle Pride parade and enjoys spending time with his dog Maya, hiking, reading, and drinking cold brew year-round.

In 2022, Zachary was awarded the 2022 Young Alumnus of the Year from Western Washington University. You can read more about the award here.

In 2023, Zachary was selected as a “Native American 40 Under 40” by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. You can read more about the award here.

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