Staff Bios

Joselynn Tokashiki Engstrom

Joselynn Tokashiki Engstrom

Legislative Assistant

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Joselynn is an organizer, artist & community builder. A scientist by study, she has worked on many different projects from creating a research station in Central America to founding a circus company to most recently managing a campaign for Seattle City Council. Joselynn brings years of organizational skills to the team.

Joselynn currently serves on the Board of Directors for Arts Corps, a Seattle-based youth arts organization. She is also a member of the Black & Tan Hall, a collectively owned venue and restaurant.

Sarah Mayes

Sarah Mayes

Legislative Assistant

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Sarah Mayes is a transgender feminist, and a proud mother of two Seattle Public School students. She earned her B.A. from Reed College, where she majored in History.

Sarah has worked in the offices of U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, and Councilmember David Bragdon at Portland's Metro regional government. Sarah has also been the Legislative Library Assistant and Supreme Court Liaison at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC. Upon moving to Seattle in 2006, she began work in the library of K&L Gates LLP.Sarah spends her spare time thinking about politics. She can also be found deconstructing Twin Peaks mythology, and stepping on random Lego.

Jackie Mena

Jackie Mena

Legislative Assistant

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Jackie was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Pitzer College in Claremont, California with a degree in Feminist Studies and Creative Writing. Since returning to Seattle she has worked in the areas of advocacy, higher education and social impact. Most recently she worked on the Nikkita Oliver for Mayor and Burien Sanctuary City Campaigns. She is passionate about social justice and community development and brings an equity-oriented lens to her work in Councilmember Harris-Talley's Office. 

Leslea Bowling

Legislative Assistant

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Leslea brings a breadth of experience at the international, federal, state and local levels. She came to Seattle in September of 2009, and earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Washington. Since arriving, Leslea's relationships in the community keep her grounded in working toward a fully inclusive and liberated world.