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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FAST FACTS

  • 5,196 alumni

  • 355 Husky Promise students

  • 1,170 UW students

  • 501 UW faculty and staff

FEATURED HUSKIES FROM THE 47TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

"As a daughter of Khmer genocide survivors, witnessing collective trauma and ethnocide has called me to resist as an artivist, builder of bridges and healer. My time at the UW has allowed me to learn how to speak my truth, take space unapologetically in a predominantly white institution and embrace my healing as interconnected with community. With the power and agency I’ve reclaimed in this journey, I remain resilient in the fight for environmental justice, because justice for the people is justice for the land."
Ammara TouchBiology (Ecology, Evolution, Conservation) and American Ethnic Studies; minors: Diversity, Oceania & Pacific Islander Studies; 2020 Husky 100 member

SERVING THE 47TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

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

UW GEAR UP

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

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.

47TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES

  • 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)

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