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Just the Facts

Background
    • Born in Lake City
    • Educated in Lake Forest Park and Shoreline public schools
    • Served as a Precint Officer for LFP 32-0092
    • Graduated from the University of Washington
    • Played in the Husky Marching Band
    • Holds a law degree from Boston College Law School

Professional History

Jessyn currently works on youth civic engagement. As former Executive Director of Transportation Choices Coalition, she led the advocacy, messaging and coalition-building strategy to break through the gridlocked “roads vs. transit” debate, unleashing over $25 billion in bus, rail, bike and pedestrian investments in Washington State.  She played a key role in developing community consensus for the I-90 light rail extension, the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement, Sound Transit's successful 2008 ballot package, and the 2005 Transportation Partnership Package. Jessyn has also worked for Pierce Transit, Washington Public Interest Research Group, Americorps, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. 
 


  Personal Information

       Married to Tim Farrell; two children

       Lives near Childrens Hospital

       Brother, sister, and grandmother live in Seattle