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

  • 4,897 alumni

  • 353 Husky Promise students

  • 1,066 UW students

  • 422 UW faculty and staff

FEATURED HUSKIES FROM THE 30TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

Mohamed Ali founded Somali Health Board, a nonprofit that helps public health messages reach Somali immigrants in King County. He also works to protect local immigrant populations in the greater Seattle area from toxic chemical exposure by increasing awareness and access to vaccination for Hepatitis B. “I was in a unique position to help because I have good contacts at Public Health, I understood the dangers, and I am trusted on health issues in my community.”
Mohamed AliUW '86; Changemaker of Public Health

"Through mentorship and guidance from UW faculty, I was given the opportunity to do public health research to further understand how to advocate for Somali refugees in Washington State through an anti-racist and equity-driven lens, instilling my own passion for creating and promoting healthy communities. My UW experience also taught me to push beyond the boundaries I’ve created for myself and to always find a community in the different spaces that I am in."
Najma AbdiPublic Health - Global Health; 2021 Husky 100 member
"As a proud daughter of Afghan immigrants, honoring my Hazara cultural heritage and my parents’ resilience and resistance to oppression guides my commitment to social justice. My goal is to engage in culturally-rooted equity work and community-led research focused on health and wellness disparities affecting immigrant women and children in my ethnic community. My time in American Ethnic Studies alongside an incredible community of mentors and peers has taught me invaluable lessons to guide this life-long journey."
Mehria IbrahimiB.A.: Public Health - Global Health; American Ethnic Studies; 2021 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. Programs active as of January 2021.

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)