Mariya Frost

Director, Coles Center for Transportation Nov. 2017 - May 2022

Mariya Frost was the Director of the Coles Center for Transportation at Washington Policy Center from May 2016 to May 2022.

Mariya immigrated to the United States with her family and grew up in Washington state. She is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Political Science and has completed courses in accounting and business administration at Saint Martin’s University. She spent ten years working in the private sector and as a staff member at the U.S. House of Representatives and the Washington state senate. Mariya has lived in both Eastern and Western Washington and believes strongly in the freedom of mobility for all Washingtonians. She is on the Board of Directors for the Eastside Transportation Association and a working member of the Washington State Autonomous Vehicle Work Group Subcommittee on Infrastructure & Systems. Mariya is a widely-recognized expert in state transportation policy, and her analysis and online commentary appear regularly in news coverage statewide.