Legislative District 34

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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  • 315 Husky Promise students

  • 1,114 UW students

  • 2116 UW faculty and staff


Opened in 2019, Jake Prendez’s Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery in White Center aims to showcase Latinx artists and provide a space for Latinx students to learn and celebrate their culture. “We want to take care of those who feel like they don’t have a place. This is their place.”
Jake PrendezUW 2000; University of Washington Magazine feature
Patty Hayes retired from her position as director of Public Health–Seattle & King County in May 2021 after working in public health, policy development and advocacy for more than 30 years. Hayes’ leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on flattening the curve in western Washington. “I step into places that are very difficult and figure it out. I’m pretty feisty about continuing to push on something that I believe is right.”
Patty HayesUW '76 & '80; University of Washington Magazine feature

"As both a Haida and Indigenous person at UW, I’ve rooted myself in being a community member capable of learning, sharing, and expanding through all my relationships. I give thanks to those who’ve brought me upward by supporting the scholars of the future, as I continue leveraging technology and design to benefit people and community over profit. I’m actively tending to my relationships and communities as they’ve tended to me."
Ethan KuhnB.S.: Informatics; 2022 Husky 100 member
"Passionate about a career in neuroscience involving the arts, and with a commitment to mental health advocacy, I investigated these fields at the University of Washington from different angles. I am inspired to improve ‘in the moment’ well-being of people with dementia through arts-based therapeutic clinical interventions. I will continue to give back to people in a way that allows me to connect with them on a personal level, wherever I am."
Zhen WilliamsB.A.: Psychology; B.S.: Biology (Physiology); 2022 Husky 100 member

"UW provided many opportunities for my self-discovery and self-growth as an artist, developer, leader, and overall identity. I aim to foster a more accessible and inclusive community in the theater and tech industry by utilizing the skills and experience in my interdisciplinary studies here at UW, both inside and outside the classroom"
Sam QuiambaoB.A.: Drama; B.S.: Informatics; 2022 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 2023.

Superfund Research Program with Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition

The UW’s Superfund Research Program (SRP) studies environmental and human health impacts of neurotoxic chemicals commonly found at hazardous waste sites. Superfund sites are federally prioritized for cleanup because they contain hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment. SRP’s researchers and community engagement staff are invested in the cleanup of Seattle’s Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site and have partnered with the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition and other community organizations affected by the site since it was listed for cleanup in 2001.

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.

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 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.


  • Sen. Joe Nguyen (D),
    Sen. Joe Nguyen (D)

    Sen. Joe Nguyen (D)

  • Rep. Emily Alvarado (D),
    Rep. Emily Alvarado (D)

    Rep. Emily Alvarado (D)

  • Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D),
    Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D)

    Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D)