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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"As a person with Cerebral Palsy, finding that voice wasn’t just metaphorically difficult, but physically difficult. My UW path enabled me to find and develop my voice and helped me define what it means to have capacity for leadership, the ability to be the change I want in the world; for me, that is enabling others to reach success with the tools they need, just as that was done for me. A few of my highlights at UW have been participating in the DC Seminar and interning at the Washington State Legislature."
Christopher HaysB.A.: Law, Economics & Public Policy; 2021 Husky 100 member
"My work with under-served and under-represented communities has always been and will continue to be empowerment centered. Having experienced hardship, racism, and barriers to health myself, I see it as my responsibility to reach back and help others through the doors that I have been able to open. This social justice-focused mission has shaped how I see my role in the future as not only a physician, but a physician activist."
Naomi NkinsiM.D: Medicine and M.P.H: Global Health; 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.

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)