About Us

The Associated Students of UW Bothell was founded in 2008 by a group of students passionate about bridging the gap between administration, faculty, and the student body. Over the years, it has undergone numerous iterations and structural changes as UW Bothell has continued to change and grow.

2023 – 2024

Introducing the ASUWB team members for the 2023 – 2024 academic year!

Puneet Birk


Office Hours: Schedule via email

Puneet Birk is a rising senior in the Law, Economics, and Public Policy program. As President, she hopes to expand upon the work she did last year as Legislative Liaison, simplify processes for college students, bring engagement and excitement back into UW Bothell, and ensure students are aware of their presence in legislative advocacy. In addition to this role, Puneet serves as the President of the Washington Student Association, a nonprofit higher education lobbying firm which bolsters student-driven legislation and increases civic engagement. When she is not keeping busy with meetings or coursework as a full-time student, you can find her hanging out at a coffee shop with friends or reading a good book. Her go-to coffee order is always a 16-ounce iced hazelnut latte with oat milk if you were curious! 

Ahmed Mohamad

Vice President

Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10am – 3pm | Commons

Thomas Tumbokon

Director of Campus Partnerships

Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:45am – 1:15pm | ILO

Thomas Tumbokon is a junior studying accounting at the School of Business and serves as the ASUWB Director of Campus Partnerships. In this role, he liaisons with UW Bothell departments to advocate for student interests (i.e. Safety, Food, Diversity, and Transportation) and works with implementing the Campus Strategic plan through his Space Utilization Group and Campus Design committees. Outside of ASUWB, he’s a member of FASA, the Treasurer for Beta Alpha Psi’s, and the TrickFire Robotics Marketing Lead.

Nashwa Abukhder

Director of Student Advocacy

Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm | ILO

Nashwa Abukhder is a senior majoring in Biochemistry on the pre-dental track. As the Director of Student Advocacy for ASUWB, her passion lies in ensuring students feel supported on campus and truly enjoy their time spent at UWB. Post COVID-19, the commuter culture on campus became more prevalent and Nashwa is trying to transform it. Each quarter, surveys are conducted to gauge the student body’s needs and the results guide quarterly projects. One example project would be the Bothell Food and Dining Advisory Committee established last year by Nashwa and the previous Director of Campus Partnerships. This committee aims to improve food options on campus. If granted a superpower, Nashwa would choose the ability to speak every language allowing her to communicate with more people of every culture.

Sarah Azam

Director of Outreach

Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am – 1pm | Commons

Sarah Azam is a pre-dental senior pursuing Education and Biology. As the Director of Outreach for ASUWB, she manages external relations through regular meetings with the Vice Chancellor of Advancement and External Relations, attending the City of Bothell Chamber of Commerce, networking with local business, and organizing the Student of the Month award program. Sarah became involved with student government after seeing how COVID-19 had severely impacted our campus community, and she continues to be dedicated to student interests, needs, and concerns in order to have a positive impact on UW Bothell overall.

Leonille Matunan

Director of Budget & Finance

Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11am – 2:30pm | Commons

Leonille Matunan is a dedicated senior pursuing a degree in Computer Science & Software Engineering. As Director of Finance and Budget, he hopes to continue the passion for leadership he discovered in high school and build upon his experiences last year when he served as Treasurer. Leo manages everything to do with ASUWBs budget and spending, serves on the Student Activities Fee and Student Technology Fee committees, organizes the Student Academic Enhancement Fund program, and more. He is dedicated to continuing his work within the UW Bothell community and strives for greater financial transparency concerning student fees at UWB.

Caleb Dempster

Marketing Coordinator

Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11am – 1:30pm | By Appointment

Caleb Dempster is a rising junior pursuing a Law, Economics, and Public Policy degree. As the Marketing Coordinator, he hopes to expand upon the skills and experiences he obtained throughout high school to promote student engagement with ASUWB and streamline its brand and visual identity. Outside of school, Caleb enjoys a brisk walk, photography, committing to the bit, and is currently on a journey to learn the guitar.

Rawah Alnahi

Policy and Personnel Coordinator

Office Hours: TBD

Rawah Alnahi is a passionate junior student studying Law, Economics, and Public Policy, with a focus on a Pre-Law Track. As the Policy and Personnel Coordinator, she offers counsel on ASUWB Bylaws and ensures team alignment with the ASUWB Constitution, while also overseeing ASUWB performance management. Through her diligent efforts, she hopes to exemplify leadership qualities and actively contribute to ASUWB’s advocacy efforts, particularly in advocating for students here at Bothell.

To hear more from the team, check out the Director’s Corner below!

Frequently Asked Questions

ASUWB is funded in whole by the Services & Activities Fee (SAF) that each student pays as part of their tuition.

Technically, no one. ASUWB is accountable to itself as outlined in the constitution and the bylaws, as well as to university-wide policy, state laws, and federal laws. That’s why it’s important for students to offer input and feedback! However, ASUWB is advised by Student Engagement and Activities (SEA).

ASUWB has supervision over a number of committees: SAF, STF, ASAC, Elections, and more. Learn more about committees here. (this needs to link to an anchor link for that section)