Astrid Furniss Newell BA ’85


Astrid Furniss Newell BA ’85 and Chris Newell BA ’85 live in Bellingham, Washington, Chris’ hometown. Astrid, a family physician by training, manages the Community Health Division of the Whatcom County Health Department and serves as a state and local advocate for young children and their families. Chris is an anesthesiologist with Bellingham Anesthesia Associates. Their two young-adult sons, Ryan and Jason, are pursuing careers and education opportunities in ocean sciences and geography, respectively. After purchasing a vacation cottage on Lopez Island in the San Juans, Chris and Astrid are excited to be fixing it up and spending time kayaking, hiking, and biking.