Will Rasmussen, a second-year student at the University of Washington School of Law, will replace current student regent Alex Bolton on June 1. Gov. Christine Gregoire confirmed the appointment last week.
A Portland, Ore. native, Rasmussen first came to the UW as an undergraduate, earning a degree in business administration with minors in political science and art history. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, served a three-year term as senator in Associated Students of the University of Washington and was ultimately elected ASUW vice president.
During his senior year, he completed an internship with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. Additional internships led him to financial management company Merrill Lynch and securities firm Piper Jaffray. After his college graduation, Rasmussen spent a year as a financial advisor with UBS Financial Services before coming back to the UW to attend law school.
As a law student, he plays an active role on the Moot Court Honor Board and served as a summer associate with Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt in 2004.