We are excited to welcome Devonshire Lokke (she/her) into the role of Grants Writer and Manager for GSBA! Devonshire comes to GSBA with a varied background, most recently having worked at the Holocaust Center for Humanity as the Development and Grants Associate after completing her Master’s in Museum Studies from the University of Washington, with an emphasis on community engagement & program evaluation.


Devonshire moved to Seattle in Autumn 2019 after studying Anthropology, Archaeology and Latin American Studies at the University of Texas in Austin and completing field research in Peru and Belize.  When deciding between Master’s programs across the country, it was the beautiful nature of the Pacific Northwest that convinced her this was the right place for her and she says “If I’m not at home, you can probably find me hunched like a gremlin in some park, beach, or woods looking for cool bugs and rocks and other treasures.”


When asked about her move from the museum world to GSBA, Devonshire said  “Over the past few years, I’ve become increasingly passionate about working somewhere with an inclusive, community-centric mission. I believe in allocating philanthropic dollars to the places our community needs most, to the people who need it most.”  Even in her museum work, Devonshire spent time researching how museums, zoos and aquariums use empathy to inspire social action. She is looking forward to all of the fun aspects of working at GSBA too. “I’m excited to celebrate Pride with my coworkers, and meet more people in my community! I can’t wait to spend my entire paycheck on local art and food at our Small Business Pride Pop Up Market.”


Outside of work, she is the doting parent to two wildly untamed fur babies and loves spending time crafting, playing videogames, or tending to her houseplants. Outside of the house, you may find her visiting a local museum like The Wing Luke Museum or supporting her favorite business on Capitol Hill: Lifelong Thrift.  “My best rainy days living in Capitol Hill have been spent hunting for funky ceramics and other fun things in the racks, with a High Tea boba in hand” She said.