Legislative District 20

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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  • 1,134 alumni

  • 28 Husky Promise students

  • 142 UW students

  • 38 UW faculty and staff


"Indigenous ecological knowledge is often compared to Western scientific views and the two are often seen as opposing each other, however my major and minor symbolize unity between the two knowledge systems. Science has always been a part of my culture and I strive to use our unique, genius creations and knowledge to empower communities and heal. He kuleana ko kakou e malama i ka kanaka– We have a responsibility to take care of our people."
Jillian FussMedical Anthropology; 2022 Husky 100 Recipient


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 2023.

Chehalis STEM Camp

The UW partners with the Chehalis school district to host a weeklong STEM camp at W.F. West High School, in Chehalis. The camp, for incoming 9th–12th graders, focuses on engineering and medical science. Faculty and students from the UW College of Engineering and UW Medicine provide opportunities to interact with cutting-edge technology and science.

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.  


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.

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.


  • Sen. John Braun (R),
    Sen. John Braun (R)

    Sen. John Braun (R)

  • Rep. Peter Abbarno (R),
    Rep. Peter Abbarno (R)

    Rep. Peter Abbarno (R)

  • Rep. Ed Orcutt (R),
    Rep. Ed Orcutt (R)

    Rep. Ed Orcutt (R)