Legislative District 29

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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  • 2,374 alumni

  • 257 Husky Promise students

  • 662 UW students

  • 16 UW faculty and staff


"I come from resiliency where people where I come from don’t end up with opportunities like this. I’m just one that took advantage and honored the work laid before me by my ancestors and their sacrifice. Throughout my journey, I’ve juggled multiple responsibilities that leave people questioning the possibility of it being accomplished but my whole life I’ve been battling the odds and I hope my story speaks to those to pursue their intellectual journey that’ll align with their vision for themselves."
Asaeli MatavaiB.A.; Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies; 2021 Husky 100 member
“'Our ancestors planted the seeds so that we can inherit the shade.' Talofa. I am a proud daughter to parents who migrated here from American Samoa. As a Pacific Islander, I’m finding ways to transform my research to center Pasifika knowledge and intellect. My Husky Experience carries the resilience, respect, and responsibility that my ancestors and family continue to teach/guide me with."
Toelau Ronalei GasetotoB.A.: Education, Communities and Organizations; B.A.: American Ethnic Studies; 2021 Husky 100 member

"I have a passion for humanity and striving to support those who are underrepresented. Being a women of color with many intersecting identities, has pushed me to be a voice and advocate for my community. The University of Washington has helped developed me into the astounding leader I am today. I’ve learned to be a president, mentor, friend, teacher and leader. I plan to never stop being a student in life and to continue finding ways to develop myself into a better person each and every day."
Sharae RatliffBusiness Administration Marketing & Professional Sales Certificate; 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.

Forefront Suicide Prevention–Safer Homes, Suicide Aware

Safer Homes, Suicide Aware promotes programming led by the UW’s Forefront Suicide Prevention program to educate the public about how easy access to lethal means, including firearms and medications, can contribute to suicides. The program focuses especially on men ages 35–64 and veterans, who are statistically more likely to use firearms to end their lives. The work is guided by a task force that includes diverse perspectives and develops innovative, impactful strategies.

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.


  • Senator Steve Conway (D),
    Senator Steve Conway (D)

    Senator Steve Conway (D)

  • Representative Melanie Morgan (D),
    Representative Melanie Morgan (D)

    Representative Melanie Morgan (D)

  • Representative Steve Kirby (D),
    Representative Steve Kirby (D)

    Representative Steve Kirby (D)