Jaron Goddard appointed new student regent
Gov. Jay Inslee has named Jaron Goddard as the next student member of the University of Washington Board of Regents for the 2017-18 school year.
Goddard, who graduated from Camas High School in southwest Washington, has a Master’s of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. She is an incoming second-year law student at the UW School of Law.
“Jaron’s extensive community involvement, both at UW and in the greater Seattle area, shows her commitment to engagement and collaboration. As a current law student and a graduate of the Evans School, Jaron has a wide range of knowledge and familiarity with the issues that UW students face,” Inslee said. “I am confident that she will represent diverse viewpoints and bring a unique and powerful voice to the University of Washington Board of Regents.”
During her time at the UW, she has served her fellow students as a Student Bar Association representative, Graduate and Professional Student representative, a member of the Evans Student Association and volunteered with the law school’s Immigrant Family Advocacy Project where she provided pro-bono legal services to undocumented individuals and their families.
Prior to attending the UW, Goddard worked as a consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and conducted health services research for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She was appointed by Seattle mayors Michael McGinn and Ed Murray for two consecutive terms to serve as a commissioner and co-chair on the Seattle Women’s Commission from 2012 to 2017.
From 2010 to 2012 she served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Guatemala where she created preventative public health services and women’s empowerment programs for rural communities.
Goddard graduated from Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Her one-year appointment to the Board of Regents is effective July 1.