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


"Through my experiences at UW I’ve learned to leverage the interdisciplinary perspective. In design I’ve learned that incorporating different viewpoints and experiences into a product makes it more useable and therefore more successful. Through that and learning a new language I’ve gained greater skills in empathy. I have been named to be apart of the Husky 100 because of my passion towards exploring new and novel problem spaces to create more accepting environments and products."
Alissa AchesonB.S.: Human Centered Design and Engineering, Human Computer Interaction; B.A.: Swedish; 2022 Husky 100 member
"To be an amazing physician, I must go beyond treating the cellular causes of disease. I must work alongside communities to address the social inequities that make communities sick, such as lack of healthcare access, healthy foods, and housing. I am committed to working beyond the hospital walls as a public health advocate to improve the health of society’s most vulnerable members. I also hope to pay it forward and help increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medical school."
Brian CedenoM.D.: Medicine; 2022 Husky 100 member

"At UW, I have served as a researcher, mentor, and leader. I conduct COVID-19 and cancer immunotherapy research to understand human health challenges and identify therapies while confronting microaggressions in academia. I mentor students across universities in research and academic capacities. I lead students in addressing climate change and advocating for neurodiversity. Through these, I have learned to integrate knowledge and am prepared for a future dedicated to improving the human condition."
Daniel ChenB.S.: Informatics (Data Science); B.S.: Microbiology; 2022 Husky 100 member
"My time at UW has taught me how to approach ideas with an open mind and an interdisciplinary lens. Through my studies of both economics and the environment, I have learned of the many ways that our human and natural systems are interconnected. I hope to become an advocate for the sustainable and equitable conservation of our world and its vital natural resources. I want to create a future in which both people and planet can thrive, and economic, environmental, and social justice prevails."
Hanna LesterB.S.: Economics; B.A: Environmental Studies; 2022 Husky 100 member

"I came to UW Bothell as a returning adult student, as my first step toward fulfilling a call to activist ministry. As a queer trans woman, I’m committed to working toward greater equity and inclusion in all of our communities. I am coming away from UWB with a much greater understanding of how intersecting systems of oppression affect and divide all of us. As I look toward graduate theology work, I believe I am already a better minister because of what I have learned at UW."
Jessica BelmontB.A.: Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies; American & Ethnic Studies; 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.

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.

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.

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