In 2009 Bevin arrived in Seattle with her son and with no place yet to live they checked in at the Extended Stay Motel 6 in Lynnwood. They arrived on a Friday and she began classes at North Seattle Community College on Monday, and she hasn’t looked back.
Since then and after receiving degrees in economics and international political economy from the University of Washington, she has co-founded a statewide non-profit and assisted in the drafting and advocacy of the Pathway to Universal Healthcare Workgroup whose recommendations lead to the newly enacted first-in-the-nation permanent Universal Healthcare Commission.
She has worked with a multitude of diverse stakeholders including tribal partners throughout WA State to assist in passing legislation that increases affordability of health insurance on the Exchange, increases access to maternal Medicaid patients, expands health systems transparency, and more. Bevin also worked in non-profit management and outreach to assist agricultural and economic development work on behalf of BIPOC and migrant communities while volunteering for refugee families in King County and serving on the board of the Seattle/King County NAACP. And now, she is serving on the executive staff at the WA State Dept. of Natural Resources where she is working with her team on paramount issues like the implementation of the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act.
Through the years, what has remained true for Bevin is that she is passionate about and committed to working on social justice and equity issues, and is focused on fulfilling projects that make our communities more sustainable and equitable for current and future generations. Bevin has demonstrated that she is an effective leader who sees the needs within the community, and that she is willing to do the hard work of making lasting changes for communities and families in the district and beyond.