Legislative District 30

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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FAST FACTS

  • 4,743 alumni

  • 393 Husky Promise students

  • 1,119 UW students

  • 541 UW faculty and staff

FEATURED HUSKIES FROM THE 30TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

"Growing up, I didn’t see a lot of professionals who looked like me — at school, the doctor’s office or on television. I saw people struggling to communicate with their doctors or scared to tell them what is wrong because of a lack of trust. This was one of my biggest motivators when going into the health field. Along the way, I realized that there are many students who aspire to be doctors but don’t have the resources. That’s why I co-founded Project AIM, to help diversify the face of health care."
Sumaya AdenEnvironmental Health; 2020 Husky 100 member

SERVING THE 30TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

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

K–12 Telemedicine Pilot

The telemedicine consultation line for K–12 employees is a two-year pilot program formed as a collaboration between the UW School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The pilot provides virtual behavioral-health consultation and staff training in two K–12 school districts — the Sumner-Bonney Lake and Medical Lake school districts — starting in the latter half of the 2019–20 school year and extending into 2020–21. The program aims to equip staff to better serve students with suspected behavioral-health challenges.

UW GEAR UP

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.

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.

30TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES

  • Senator Claire Wilson (D),
    Senator Claire Wilson (D)

    Senator Claire Wilson (D)

  • Representative Jamila Taylor (D),
    Representative Jamila Taylor (D)

    Representative Jamila Taylor (D)

  • Representative Jesse Johnson (D),
    Representative Jesse Johnson (D)

    Representative Jesse Johnson (D)

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