Zane Gustafson, senior research associate, researches and writes for Sightline’s Thin Green Line and Democracy programs. He believes a healthy physical world and robust, democratic political system make for a vibrant society. He was born and raised in Pierce County, Washington, and is a graduate of the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Find his full bio here. Email: zane [at] sightline [dot] org.