Legislative District 1

UW community members are living and working in districts across Washington state. Here's how we are making an impact in your neck of the woods.

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  • 11,442 alumni

  • 252 Husky Promise students

  • 1,795 UW students

  • 554 UW faculty and staff


Nick Degrasse works as a research engineer at the UW Prosthetic Science and Technology Laboratory, using technology to improve the lives of those who have experienced physical trauma. “While working with robotics, I’ve discovered I can do a lot of good in this space, and many people are depending on this technology to improve their lives.”
Nick DegrasseUW Bothell ’20; 2020 Husky 100 member
"My drive and desire to make a positive impact in the world led me to come to UW at a non-traditional time in my life, with two small kiddos as a first-generation student. My empathic social justice advocacy and a passion for technology as a tool has shaped my research focus to improving access to mental wellness with particular attention to anti-racist frameworks and equitable research methods. The type of change our world so desperately needs is going to take un-ending intentionality and energy."
Nichole SamsPsychology; 2021 Husky 100 member


The UW facilitates hundreds of programs in communities across the state. Below are a few that operate in your district. Programs active as of January 2021.

University of Washington Bothell

With nearly 6,000 students and 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the University of Washington Bothell has a reputation for access to excellence and a leading-edge educational experience. For more than 30 years, UW Bothell has fulfilled its mandate to provide access and opportunity to students from north King and Snohomish counties and across the state of Washington. This year, 50% of incoming first-year students and 39% of incoming transfers are the first in their families to earn a four-year degree.

UW in the High School

Through the UW in the High School program, high school sophomores, juniors and seniors can complete University of Washington courses — and earn college credit — in their own classrooms with their own teachers. Teachers are approved and trained by UW faculty to teach official UW courses using UW curriculum, activities, texts, tests and grading scales. Participating students can earn college credits at a fraction of the cost, and these credits are accepted by most colleges and universities across Washington and around the country. Partner high schools can offer UW coursework in computer science, math, science, world languages, humanities and social sciences. Check out which schools UW in the High School is partnering with in your area.  

Young Executives of Color

Young Executives of Color (YEOC) is a nine-month college pipeline program hosted by the UW’s Michael G. Foster School of Business. YEOC focuses on engaging high school students of color in a comprehensive curriculum that includes college preparation, professional development, business lectures and powerful mentorship. The program, which is free to students, currently serves 190 students from over 75 high schools around Washington state.

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN), a partnership between the University of Oregon and the University of Washington, is dedicated to reducing impacts of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in Washington and Oregon by providing accurate and timely information about earthquakes and ground motions to scientists, engineers, planners and the public. The second-largest seismic network in the United States, PNSN has more than 300 seismograph stations as well as several offices and personnel across the region.


  • Senator Derek Stanford (D),
    Senator Derek Stanford (D)

    Senator Derek Stanford (D)

  • Representative Davina Duerr (D),
    Representative Davina Duerr (D)

    Representative Davina Duerr (D)

  • Representative Shelley Kloba (D),
    Representative Shelley Kloba (D)

    Representative Shelley Kloba (D)