Legislative District 33

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

  • 5,285 alumni

  • 454 Husky Promise students

  • 1,184 UW students

  • 440 UW faculty and staff

FEATURED HUSKIES FROM THE 33RD LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

"My Husky experience has emphasized the roles that inequity and disparity play in society, but has also sparked my passion to demolish them. As a first-generation college student, daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, and a future physician, I am optimistic for the future. The UW has provided me with the experiences and confidence to remain resilient and work towards changing society’s narrative of marginalized communities and dismantling accepted inequities within medicine."
Debora FeredeB.S.: Biology (Physiology); 2021 Husky 100 member
"The University of Washington first took a chance on me in 2011. I entered as a student that masked learning disabilities & gender expression well. I left with my BA in Social Sciences & founder of Seattle’s first LGBT+ Muslim* organization Noor. Since then I have used my education to spread the value of self acceptance. In 2018 I was entrusted once again to triumph. Pursuing my MSW I have accessed doors all disabled and trans BIPoC deserve to attain. And I will stop at nothing to ensure they do."
Saara Williams MajidMasters in Social Work, Multigenerational Practice; 2021 Husky 100 member

"Throughout my time at UW Tacoma, I have learned how to use my strengths in writing and the arts to support student success. I am very thankful for everyone that guided me and helped me thrive through my Husky experience. Navigating higher education as a student has many challenges, so I enjoy creating opportunities and leading events outside the classroom that help students feel engaged and find a sense of community."
Raelynne WooB.A.: Writing Studies (Creative Writing); B.A.: Arts, Media and Culture; 2021 Husky 100 member

SERVING THE 33RD 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.

Foster School of Business–Consulting and Business Development Center

The Center engages students and local business owners in solving complex, unstructured, real-world challenges. Through faculty-led business education courses and the work of student consulting teams, the Center grows business revenues and jobs with a focus on businesses owned by those who are LGBTQ+, people of color, women, veterans, tribal citizens and those located in underserved communities. Since its inception in 1995, the Center has generated more than $210 million in new revenue and retained over 200,000 jobs. Classes are offered in Seattle, Yakima, the Tri-Cities and on tribal lands while drawing business owners regionally and nationally.

Forefront in the Schools

Forefront in the Schools (FIS), an initiative of the UW’s Forefront Suicide Prevention program, guides high school administrators, students and parents through a collaborative, comprehensive process of policy development and curriculum improvement to build on existing student mental-health and suicide-prevention efforts. FIS aims to create school communities that are prepared to prevent student mental-health problems and respond to students with mental-health needs, including those at risk for suicide.

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.

UW INSPIRE

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.

33RD LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES

  • Senator Karen Keiser (D),
    Senator Karen Keiser (D)

    Senator Karen Keiser (D)

  • Representative Tina Orwall (D),
    Representative Tina Orwall (D)

    Representative Tina Orwall (D)

  • Representative Mia Gregerson (D),
    Representative Mia Gregerson (D)

    Representative Mia Gregerson (D)