Danuta Wojnar and DoQuyen Huynh left behind everything they knew in search of a better life. Now, they are devoting their lives to helping those whose experiences are not so different from their own.
Bringing light to the world’s poor
Seattle University graduate Ayesha Pirbhai builds solar- and wind-powered “community microgrids” in the most remote corners of the developing world. What difference does it make? Just ask the school kids…
Pramila Jayapal is serving her first term in the Washington State Senate as a representative for the 37th Legislative District, which stretches from Capitol Hill to Skyway and downtown Renton. She is the founder of OneAmerica, Washington state’s largest immigrant advocacy organization and key player in the passage of the 2014 Dream Act. In May 2013, Pramila was recognized as a White House “Champion of Change.” In addition to her work as an advocate, she is an author of a book and a contributor to numerous publications, including The Nation, Crosscut and Reuters. She lives in Columbia City.