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Britt Yamamoto

Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health

206-999-6581 | byama@uw.edu

4730 University Way NE, Suite 104, Seattle, WA 98105

Research Interests

Leadership, civil society/NGOs, development studies, agriculture and food systems, social enterprise and innovation, service and community based learning program development/evaluation, Asia-Pacific, Central America, and Africa


Britt Yamamoto is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Global Health. He is the co-founder and CEO of Perennial, where he manages operations, builds partnerships and facilitates leadership trainings for community-based leaders from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. From 2006 to 2016, Yamamoto was a core faculty member in the Center for Creative Change at Antioch University Seattle, where he led seminars and advised graduate students in social change and leadership. In 2008 he founded iLEAP, an international nonprofit creating a new generation of social leaders and global citizens throughout the world. In 2016 iLEAP was recognized as a leadership development pioneer in the social sector by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Yamamota has a master’s degree in community development from the University of California at Davis and a doctorate in geography from the UW.


PhD Geography, University of Washington, 2007
MS Community Development, University of California (Davis), 2000
BA English Literature, University of Michigan, 1992

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