Legislative District 23

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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  • 4,954 alumni

  • 68 Husky Promise students

  • 535 UW students

  • 321 UW faculty and staff


"The UW has encouraged me to pursue all of my interests, from bioengineering to public health and agriculture. While my research on cell-level therapies for heart disease may seem separate from my systems-level work on promoting healthy diets, I've realized there is no silver-bullet solution to the grand challenges my generation faces. I hope to use my diverse experiences and apply them to these challenges in creative ways, while promoting solutions that are equitable and available to all."
Claire BranleyPublic Health–Global Health; 2020 Husky 100 member
"Experiences at the UW through my coursework, research and personal life have shaped my desire to become a professor and foster inclusive scientific communities. I have developed a strong personal identity as a scientist, and a passion for equity and diversity in education. My college journey with mentorship and leadership has transformed me into a strong and resilient woman with powerful dreams of a more inclusive academia."
Michaela LeungEarth and Space Sciences; 2020 Husky 100 member


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

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 Christine Rolfes (D),
    Senator Christine Rolfes (D)

    Senator Christine Rolfes (D)

  • Representative Tarra Simmons (D),
    Representative Tarra Simmons (D)

    Representative Tarra Simmons (D)

  • Representative Drew Hansen (D),
    Representative Drew Hansen (D)

    Representative Drew Hansen (D)


UW in Your Community