Fellow: Ty’Mori Greene
Years with the Mariners: 25
In her role as Senior Director of Partnerships & Activation, Ingrid Russell-Narcisse has spent the past 25 years developing and forging partnerships and engagement with global brands. Prior to the Mariners Ingrid was a 'walk-on' turned scholarship athlete on the University of Washington's Women's Basketball team, playing on teams that won two league championship titles, reaching the 'Sweet 16'. Ingrid was named the Husky Award Winner in her senior season. In 2019, Ingrid was honored as the Women in Businesswoman of the Year at the University of Washington Foster Business School in 2019. Ingrid has served on the Big W Athletic Board at the University of Washington and the Title IX Recognition Committee to honor all women who represented the University of Washington in athletic competition prior to Title IX. Since 2016, she has served on the BECU Foundation Scholarship Committee, which provides college scholarships to over 80 students each year. She continues to work with University of Washington athletes by serving on the newly formed Boundless Futures Advisory Board that will work with students as they prepare for life after School. As an advocate for early childhood education, Ingrid serves in an advisory capacity on the Greater Trinity Academy Board, which provides and reinforces a healthy academic curriculum for strategic cognitive development before Kindergarten. When asked why she chose to serve as a mentor, Ingrid wrote "I wanted to make sure I am available to help inspire our next generation of leaders. I especially wanted to let young women know that careers in professional sports are possible for everyone and to make these kids know - they can be anything they want to be especially if they look like me. Race, gender, socio-economic status, etc. will no longer be an obstacle. All your dreams are possible! Through the Hometown Nine, mentors will give fellows the support needed to accomplish any goals they set. I am where I am because I had great mentors and allies who told me I can do anything, and I am honored to let these kids stand on my shoulders so they can get where they want to go."