Blog Linnea Noreen Bio

Ms. Noreen has worked for over seven years in nonprofit management, creating and directing programs that train and connect young professionals with community leadership opportunities. To that end, she co-created The Bridge, a program that trains over 150 young professionals in nonprofit and public board service every year. In partnership with Seattle Works, she spearheaded an effort to collect the opinions of Seattle’s 20- and 30- somethings, culminating in a series of conversations and interactive events involving over 300 people in the area. Most recently, she ran for public office as an independent.
Prior to her work at Seattle Works, she directed programs at the YMCA to engage the next generation in Seattle’s civic life. She has also managed the Rainier Chamber of Commerce, contracted for the Neighborhood Business Council and a multi-agency empowerment project in White Center, and coordinated Leadership Tomorrow, a nonprofit housed in the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
Her other professional experiences include managing the volunteers and front-office for Gore 2000 and the Democratic Coordinated campaigns, and recommending process improvements to the Public Building Service in Seattle and Washington, DC as a consultant with Arthur Andersen. (She swears, she had nothing to do with it!)
Linnea was born and raised in Seattle, and currently lives between her home on Capitol Hill and Hong Kong, China, where she is the Project Manager for Taphandles, Inc.