Legislative District 45

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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  • 11,295 alumni

  • 141 Husky Promise students

  • 1,816 UW students

  • 471 UW faculty and staff


"My dream for the future is to build inclusive and prosperous communities through progressive environmental policy in order to combat climate change and promote equity. Sustainability and social justice is my inspiration and I feel blessed to be supported by the UW community as I pursue my goals, transforming my passion into action!"
Joedy MorrowLaw, Economics and Public Policy, '22
"Being a Husky has been a great opportunity to explore various facets of population health. In addition to my work with the Dichek Lab on cardiovascular disease, I enjoy refining my health communication skills at the Teen Link crisis line and the Kline Galland senior care home. Inspired by these experiences, I would like to pursue a career in patient-centered public health research with a strong emphasis on informing policy."
Kaushik KomandurB.S.: Public Health - Global Health; B.S.: Microbiology; 2021 Husky 100 member

"The UW has provided me the opportunity to understand my family’s health complications through drug delivery research. I learned how to harness moments of sacrifice, whether with my martial arts career or in-person protesting, and foster growth in science and diversity on campus. The lens I have developed as a Husky has shown me that being relentless in my scientific and mentoring pursuits will allow me to seize my future with grace and become a leader in my research and minority communities."
Michael ChungyounB.S.: Chemical Engineering; 2021 Husky 100 member
"At UW, I have had the opportunity to learn about health through a multifaceted approach: the dance department, Camp Kesem, and research have shown me the necessity of community support and interdisciplinary innovations. I am proud to have transformed into one who finds joy through creativity, outdoor exploration, and outstanding mentorships. My Husky years have shaped me into a resilient leader capable of becoming a future physician focused on holistic medicine and community support advocacy."
Anna LeeB.S.: Neuroscience; B.A.: Dance; 2021 Husky 100 member

"I believe healthcare is a fundamental human right. My Husky experience has been an interdisciplinary exploration into how to make healthcare more equitable. I have delved into the science behind medicine researching at a biophysics lab, led my nonprofit Elixir to support undocumented immigrants, and volunteered with University District Street Medicine to serve homeless communities. After graduation, I will be attending medical school to continue learning how best to combat health disparities."
Marium RazaB.S.: Biochemistry; B.A.: Comparative History of Ideas; 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.

Stop the Bleed Washington

Blood loss is the leading cause of preventable death in multiple-casualty events like mass shootings, terrorist attacks and earthquakes. Stop the Bleed training gives potential bystanders the skills and knowledge to provide immediate bleeding control and save lives. Training is free to the public and offered in eight western Washington locations. Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center, along with the American College of Surgeons Washington State Committee on Trauma, Seattle and King County EMS and Harborview Medical Center work together to provide this lifesaving training to Washingtonians.

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 Manka Dhingra (D),
    Senator Manka Dhingra (D)

    Senator Manka Dhingra (D)

  • Representative Roger Goodman (D),
    Representative Roger Goodman (D)

    Representative Roger Goodman (D)

  • Representative Larry Springer,
    Representative Larry Springer

    Representative Larry Springer