444 N Capitol St, Suite 418
Washington, DC 20001
Christy D. Gullion
Christy serves as the chief DC advocate for the University of Washington. She has nearly two decades of experience working for a variety of federal, state, and local agencies, and was appointed director of federal relations for the UW in February 2009. Most recently, Christy served as director of federal relations for Washington2Advocates, a government affairs consulting firm, where she was responsible for managing lobbying strategies for multiple and diverse clientele (including the University of Washington), as well as building and maintaining successful relationships with members of Congress and their staff.
Prior to her work in the private sector, Christy served as northwest Washington director for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, chief of staff to King County Council member Bob Ferguson and as a legislative analyst for U.S. Rep. Brian Baird. Christy holds a bachelor’s degree (Education) from Central Washington University and an M.P.A. from The Evergreen State College.
Sarah Martin Castro
Sarah joined the OFR team in July 2011 as Associate Director. Sarah comes to the UW family after several years as the government relations officer for the University of Missouri System. She has worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Director for a House member of the Missouri federal delegation and as a lobbyist at Mercury Public Affairs – a lobby and public relations firm in DC – where she counseled high-profile clients regarding complex legislative, regulatory, and reputational issues. She has in-depth experience with a number of policy issues including energy, telecommunications, education, and many others. She received a JD from the University of Kansas and BA degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
Brianna C. Fields
Assistant to the Director
Bri joined the Office of Federal Relations in July 2010. She is responsible for office administrative duties, as well as providing support for the UW’s overall legislative program. Among other things, she is responsible for scheduling appointments on Capitol Hill, contributing to Federal Relations communications to campus, monitoring legislation and hearings, and submitting the University’s quarter lobbying reports.
Bri is a proud Husky, having graduated from the UW in spring of 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. During her senior year, she completed an internship at the US Department of Commerce working on legislative and public relations issues. She also was a Finance Intern for the Obama for America/Democratic National Committee in the fall of 2008. Earlier this spring, Bri moved to the DC area to start her career in the Nation’s Capitol.