Legislative District 47

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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"I am performing cutting-edge research, living out my dreams of contributing to Space Science, and cultivating opportunities for the next generation to further these advancements. I am making the most of my Husky experience!"
Kendan A. Jones-IsaacPh.D.: Pharmaceutics; 2021 Husky 100 member
"I am truly grateful to have found people at UW who put all their effort and energy into decolonizing academia and revolutionizing research methodology by shifting the paradigm to incorporate the philosophy of community-led research. In Somali, we say, Af jooga looma adeego, which roughly translates to “one should not speak on behalf of another.” Therefore, listen to the community and their stories because they are here, they are powerful, and they will elicit change."
Sumaya MohamedM.P.H.: Global Health, Ph.D.: Sociocultural Anthropology; 2021 Husky 100 member

"UWT’s supportive professors and robust opportunities transformed my life. An opportunity of conducting research with a professor converged into an article in an academic journal, and an oral history archival project showcasing domestic violence advocacy over the years in Tacoma. Through community partnerships and UWT’s supportive learning environment, my passions have turned into future goals: earning a Ph.D. as trauma-focused clinical psychologist with a special focus in social advocacy."
Rachel MoyerB.A.: Psychology; 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.


Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federal grant program providing middle and high school students from low-income families in south King County with the support they need to access and succeed in college. Beginning in sixth and seventh grades, 4,300 students participate in GEAR UP for seven years. The program helps students enter STEM fields, offering support through tutoring, mentoring, financial aid instruction, college and educational field trips, teacher professional development and parent empowerment.

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 Mona Das (D),
    Senator Mona Das (D)

    Senator Mona Das (D)

  • Representative Debra Entenman (D),
    Representative Debra Entenman (D)

    Representative Debra Entenman (D)

  • Representative Pat Sullivan (D),
    Representative Pat Sullivan (D)

    Representative Pat Sullivan (D)