Legislative District 41

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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  • 229 Husky Promise students

  • 2,333 UW students

  • 1,153 UW faculty and staff


"Through my nonprofit work, community service and research, I have come to understand the important role that mentorship plays in helping one push past obstacles and transcend learning barriers. I believe everyone — especially those who may be more disadvantaged — should receive adequate opportunities for growth. As I pursue my goal of becoming a physician-scientist, I am committed to finding ways in which I can contribute to the mentorship and overall betterment of those within our communities."
Liam SullivanBiology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental); 2020 Husky 100 member
"When joining the UW, all I knew was that I wanted to study computer science. Being a part of the UW community and Engineers Without Borders, I saw the ability for technology to empower anyone, and the impact of underlying studies like ethics and math to develop it. Now, as a senior, my Husky Experiences at both UW Seattle and UW Bothell have helped me grow into my passion, by providing me with tools, guidance and mentors so that I can explore the true essence of software engineering in the industry."
Garima MaheshwariComputer Science and Software Engineering, minor in Math; 2020 Husky 100 member

"I am a fifth-generation Japanese and Okinawan American whose aim is to develop more inclusive, collaborative and reparative archives that better represent and serve diasporic and displaced communities. I am interested in how archives can impact identity (re)construction of marginalized people. During my time at the UW, I am proud to have founded an RSO (registered student organization) for Library and Information Science students of color to create a space of healing, solidarity and belonging."
Kelli YakabuLibrary and Information Science, 2020 Husky 100 member


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

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.

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.

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 Lisa Wellman (D),
    Senator Lisa Wellman (D)

    Senator Lisa Wellman (D)

  • Representative Tana Senn (D),
    Representative Tana Senn (D)

    Representative Tana Senn (D)

  • Representative My-Linh Thai (D),
    Representative My-Linh Thai (D)

    Representative My-Linh Thai (D)


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