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Jaron Reed Goddard

Jaron Reed Goddard portrait

Jaron Goddard is an incoming second-year law student at UW Law, and holds a MPA from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. This summer, she is clerking for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington, working on a range of civil and criminal matters. During her time at UW, she has served her fellow students as a Student Bar Association representative, Graduate & Professional Student Representative (GPSS), member of the Evans Student Association (ESO), and volunteered with UW Law’s Immigrant Family Advocacy Project, where she provided pro-bono legal services to undocumented individuals and their families.

Prior to attending the UW, Jaron worked as a consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and conducted health services research for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She was appointed by Mayors McGinn and Murray for two consecutive terms to serve as a Commissioner and Co-Chair  on the Seattle Women’s Commission from 2012-2017. She is a contributor to The Seattle Times and Crosscut, where she advocates for family leave policies. She served in the US Peace Corps in Guatemala from 2010-2012, where she lived on the Guatemala-Mexico border building preventative public health services and women’s empowerment programs for rural communities. Jaron graduated from Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She was a Division I NCAA Athlete in Water Polo.

Jaron is a Washington State native and graduated from Camas High School in southwest Washington. She lives in the Ravenna neighborhood with her husband, Chris Goddard, and their dog, Charlie.

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018
  • Awaiting Senate confirmation.