Shukri Olow is a mother, a community organizer, a doctoral candidate, and a candidate for King County District 5 (covering the cities of Kent, SeaTac, Tukwila, Burien, Normandy Park, Des Moines and Renton). For the last 14 years, she has worked directly in service to the residents of South King County working on a variety of issues including housing, education and human services. She mentors youth through several programs, pushing the systems from the outside so that we can all get to collective liberation.
She previously worked at Neighborhood House, Seattle Housing Authority, Seattle Public Schools and currently works at King County. In addition to serving on several boards like Kent Youth and Family Services, Kent YMCA, One America Votes, Somali Health Board, she is passionate about creating a pipeline for young people to access opportunities and provide exposure to new experiences.
In the coming weeks and months, Shukri looks forward to hearing and actively listening. Most importantly, she is excited about the opportunity to co-create a platform with the community and center their voices and their valuable lived experiences.