Legislative District 11

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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  • 7,985 alumni

  • 404 Husky Promise students

  • 1,405 UW students

  • 921 UW faculty and staff


"Through research and community engagement, I have been afforded by the UW the opportunity to see the intersections of technology and humanity. This opportunity has allowed me to continue to authentically support diverse and marginalized populations. At the UW, I have discovered ways to center humanity and foster sustainability and equity in all of my fields of interest, which informs the kind of leader I hope to become in my local community and in biomedicine."
Jolie PhanBioengineering; 2021 Husky 100 member

"My Husky Experience has given me the chance to find the intersection of social good and technology. Through different clubs, research opportunities and internships I have found an interest in using technology to decrease recidivism through prison education. I will continue to find opportunities to serve my community while connecting these two fields. I am humbled to have received this award and thankful for all the opportunities, resources, and connections UW has offered."
Bertwocane AderaGeography and Informatics; 2021 Husky 100 member
"My undergraduate journey has been focused on effecting change, which I plan on bringing to community. By passion, I am a community political organizer who is deeply committed to an expansion of American Democracy that is inclusive of all Americans. I believe that through art and conversation we can create a space of vulnerability where we actively dismantle oppressive structures. A community where we mutually empower and supports each other’s fight for justice is one of healing and growth."
Tay VervilleAmerican & Ethnic Studies; Society, Ethics & Human Behavior; Human Behavior Human Rights; Diversity Studies; 2021 Husky 100 member

"My Husky Experience has given me the confidence to be creative and resourceful when finding solutions to problems I come across. I find it important that I apply what I have learned, both in and out of the classroom, to make our society more equitable for everyone through versatile and accommodating designs while remaining an advocate for STEM education and diversity. Serving as an example, my actions matter and I can have a positive impact contributing to the communities that I am a part of."
Andrew TruongMechanical Engineering; 2021 Husky 100 member
"Over the last three years, I have been inspired by the transformative power of access to education and reflected upon the exclusionary nature of academic institutions, such as the UW. Through community organizing and collective action, I am committed to reinvesting the knowledge, resources, and opportunities that I have gained into decolonizing our education system and the pathways that run through it."
Rhiannon RasaretnamInternational Studies; 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.

Superfund Research Program with Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition

The UW’s Superfund Research Program (SRP) studies environmental and human health impacts of neurotoxic chemicals commonly found at hazardous waste sites. Superfund sites are federally prioritized for cleanup because they contain hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment. SRP’s researchers and community engagement staff are invested in the cleanup of Seattle’s Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site and have partnered with the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition and other community organizations affected by the site since it was listed for cleanup in 2001.

Foster School of Business–Consulting and Business Development Center

The Center engages students and local business owners in solving complex, unstructured, real-world challenges. Through faculty-led business education courses and the work of student consulting teams, the Center grows business revenues and jobs with a focus on businesses owned by those who are LGBTQ+, people of color, women, veterans, tribal citizens and those located in underserved communities. Since its inception in 1995, the Center has generated more than $210 million in new revenue and retained over 200,000 jobs. Classes are offered in Seattle, Yakima, the Tri-Cities and on tribal lands while drawing business owners regionally and nationally.

Forefront in the Schools

Forefront in the Schools (FIS), an initiative of the UW’s Forefront Suicide Prevention program, guides high school administrators, students and parents through a collaborative, comprehensive process of policy development and curriculum improvement to build on existing student mental-health and suicide-prevention efforts. FIS aims to create school communities that are prepared to prevent student mental-health problems and respond to students with mental-health needs, including those at risk for suicide.


Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federal grant program providing middle and high school students from low-income families in south King County with the support they need to access and succeed in college. Beginning in sixth and seventh grades, 4,300 students participate in GEAR UP for seven years. The program helps students enter STEM fields, offering support through tutoring, mentoring, financial aid instruction, college and educational field trips, teacher professional development and parent empowerment.

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.


UW INSPIRE supports western Washington educators of pre-K through 12th grade with reciprocal research-practice partnerships, focusing on student thinking and giving educators the opportunity to learn alongside children, improving instruction and student achievement. Fueled by innovative local educators at all levels of the public-school system and supported by local philanthropists and individual donors, INSPIRE is coordinated by a team of faculty, staff and graduate students at the UW College of Education.


  • Senator Bob Hasegawa (D),
    Senator Bob Hasegawa (D)

    Senator Bob Hasegawa (D)

  • Representative David Hackney (D),
    Representative David Hackney (D)

    Representative David Hackney (D)

  • Representative Steve Bergquist (D),
    Representative Steve Bergquist (D)

    Representative Steve Bergquist (D)