Julieta Altamirano Crosby

Julieta Altamirano Crosby serves as a City Council Member of the City of Lynnwood, and has over a decade of non-profit and community organizing experience. She was born and raised in Guerrero, Mexico, and moved to the state of Washington in 2009. Dr. Altamirano Crosby is a member of the League of Women Voters in Snohomish County and Board member of the Lynnwood Food Bank. In 2018, the Governor appointed her as a Commissioner to the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs and in 2019, to the Humanities Washington Board of Trustees. Julieta is a trained researcher who earned her Ph.D. in Social Communications, a Certificate in Race, Equity, and Leadership from Harvard University. She also holds a M.E.d. in Educational Leadership from Seattle Pacific University.

She is the co-founder of the WAGRO Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose primary focus is to provide resources to people or groups who belong to marginalized and underserved communities. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, WAGRO has partnered with UW Harborview Medical Center and Snohomish Health District to bring COVID-19 testing to Snohomish County, specifically to the area of Lynnwood, Washington.

Julieta was recognized by SPIRIT 105.3 as an “unsung hero” and received the Snohomish County Human Rights Award in 2017, the Distinguished Alumni Award at Everett College Community 2019, and the Seattle Pacific University Medallion Award Honoree in 2020.