Legislative District 36

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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  • 17,655 alumni

  • 97 Husky Promise students

  • 1,221 UW students

  • 2,943 UW faculty and staff


"I am a proud daughter of two University of Washington custodians and a first-generation graduate student. I honor my ancestors from the Philippines and Turkey through storytelling in the Waray-Waray language, community organizing for custodial workers’ rights, and providing therapy to Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander survivors of violence. I am committed to serving communities as a community-based researcher, therapist, and advocate."
Evalynn Fae Taganna RomanoM.P.H.: Global Health; M.S.W.: Clinical Social Work; 2021 Husky 100 member
"I am grateful to have organized alongside my peers in the past year to speak out against racial injustice, highlight the role we have to play as current and future business leaders, and chip away where we could in reforming our own institution. I am passionate about creating connections and fostering a sense of belonging for all, and while I doubted my own belonging when I was accepted to UW’s Foster School of Business, I recognize now that this has been exactly where I am meant to be."
Amanda TatumMBA: Business Administration; 2021 Husky 100 member

"My lived experiences of being multiracial, hearing-impaired, and a veteran have shaped my volunteer work supporting marginalized communities. I continue to advocate to dismantle the systemic racial inequalities within our education, housing, and environmental policies. As I leave the UW, the next chapter of my journey finds me at the intersection of starting my own MedTech company providing accessible technology and continuing my public service by running for elected office in 2022."
Robert WhiteM.S.: Entrepreneurship; 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.

Washington Sea Grant

Washington Sea Grant is part of a national network of Sea Grant programs administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For over 50 years, WSG has funded high impact research projects and partnered with communities, businesses, educators and the public to advance regional understanding and sustainable use of our ocean and coastal resources. Washington Sea Grant strives to support healthy, productive and resilient coastal and marine ecosystems that sustain our state’s diverse cultural and maritime heritage, vibrant coastal communities, clean waters and beaches, prosperous fisheries and aquaculture, and diverse wildlife.

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 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.

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.


  • Senator Reuven Carlyle (D),
    Senator Reuven Carlyle (D)

    Senator Reuven Carlyle (D)

  • Representative Noel Frame (D),
    Representative Noel Frame (D)

    Representative Noel Frame (D)

  • Representative Liz Berry (D),
    Representative Liz Berry (D)

    Representative Liz Berry (D)