Jola Paliswiat

My family is one of the “new wave” families of Polish immigrants brought to the area by growing IT industry. After noticing the disconnect from the Polish community that many of the newcomers are facing, I created in 2011 a Facebook group called “Polki na Eastside i w Seattle”, a safe place for Polish females to connect and get answers for all big and small questions related to living in the Northwest.
I have a long history of volunteering. After moving the USA I got involved with the Mountaineers, where for years she was climbing instructor and event coordinator. Since 2014 I have been actively involved in Polish Festival Seattle and various activities at the Polish Cultural Center. In 2017 I was elected to the Board of Trustees for Polish Home Association and Polish Home Foundation.
In addition to volunteering for the Polish community. I am a member of the PTSA at her children’s local school.
I have a Master’s Degree in Education with major in Social Work and worked in the field before taking a few years long maternity leave. My husband and I live in Kirkland and are raising two daughters.

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