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ASUWB Representative Body

The ASUWB Representative Board is comprised of elected student-leaders dedicated to serve and advocate for all students at UW Bothell. Members of the board are organized by an ASUWB Executive Board and Senators with voting power and supported by Staff with non-voting power.

Executive Board

Shugla Kakar, President

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Serves as the primary spokesperson for the ASUWB, including giving speeches at all events. The primary lead of communication for tri-campus communication between ASUW, ASUWT, and GPSS starting summer through spring term.

Office hours

  • Tuesday | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Committee Appointments:

  • (TBD)

Marwa Popal, Vice President

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Supports the President to fulfill duties as appointed or requested, manages the UWB Leadership Program, and work with other members of the ASUWB to develop ASUWB initiatives, goals, and projects.

Committee Appointments:

  • (TBD)

Office hours

  • Monday | 11:00 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Wednesday | 11:00 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Thursday | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Asna Ali, Director of Community Relations

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Maintains relations and attend City of Bothell, City of Bothell Chamber of Commerce, and other local business organization meetings. Manages relations with businesses for networking events and student discounts. Coordinate with local citizens or organizations to establish community service projects.

Office hours

  • Monday | 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Committee Appointments:

  • (TBD)

Djelli Berisha, Director of Student Advocacy

Pronouns: He/him/his

Serves as an ad hoc liaison between students, administration, and faculty on all issues concerning diversity, student health, and academic affairs. The premiere advocate for on-campus student issues as they arise and facilitate ad hoc town halls for students.

Office hours

  • Monday | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Committee Appointments:

  • (TBD)

Jacob Espy, Director of Outreach & Marketing

Pronouns: He/him/his

Create, distribute, and maintain all information collected from sources across and beyond campus to the Associated Students by: drafting statements, publicizing, and updating the ASUWB webpage, email, social media, and any other form of communication. Organizes the ASUWB Distinguished Faculty and Staff Awards and maintain the Student of the Month Award. Primary contact for Holly the Husky.

Office hours

  • Tuesday | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Committee Appointments:

  • (TBD)

(TBD), Director of Government Relations

Pronouns: 

Advances the Associated Student’s Legislative Agenda, operates civic engagement initiatives, organizes and implement legislative events both on campus and in Olympia. Serves as the legislative liaison for local, state, and federal affairs and for work with Cascadia Student Government, University of Washington Seattle and Tacoma Student Governments. The ASUWB Representative on the WSA Board of Directors.

  • Email: please refer Government Relations related inquiries to Marwa Popal, Vice President at asuwbvp@uw.edu.

Office hours

  • (TBD)

Committee Appointments:

  • (TBD)

Senators

Bryanna Bui, Senator of Outreach & Marketing

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Collaborate with Director of Outreach & Marketing and other members of the ASUWB to market ASUWB initiatives, goals, and projects. Tabling with Directors on ASUWB projects or initiatives, facilitates forums with student interest groups, attends classrooms or club meetings with Directors to help advertise ASUWB projects or initiatives. Primary contact for Student of the Month Awards.

Office hours

  • Tuesday | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Committee Appointments:

  • Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability (CACES)
  • Housing Budget Advisory Council (HBAC)
  • Resident Hall Association E-Board (RHA E-Board)

Michael Albellar, Senator of Student Advocacy

Pronouns: He/him/his

Collaborate with the Director of Student Advocacy in sitting on committees and organizing town halls that correspond with the duties of the Director of Student Advocacy. Tabling with the Director of Student Advocacy to conduct campus assessments and facilitate forums with student interest groups.

Office hours

  • Monday | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Committee Appointments:

  • (TBD)

Matthew Emery, Senator of Student Advocacy

Pronouns: He/him/his

Collaborate with the Director of Student Advocacy in sitting on committees and organizing town halls that correspond with the duties of the Director of Student Advocacy. Tabling with the Director of Student Advocacy to conduct campus assessments and facilitate forums with student interest groups.

Office hours

  • Tuesday | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Committee Appointments:

  • (TBD)

Staff

Kaelynne Nelson, Treasurer

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Manages and tracks the ASUWB Budget and creates and oversees the SAF Budget Proposal for ASUWB. Primary contact for the Student Academic Enhancement Fund (SAEF)

Office hours

  • Monday| 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Committee Appointments:

  • Services and Activities Fee (SAF)
  • Student Technology Fee (STF)

Elijah Nicholson, Parliamentarian

Pronouns: He/him/his

Provide council on ASUWB Bylaws as well as to unofficially interpret the ASUWB Constitution. Ensure that any changes in the Bylaws or Constitution are accurately reflected in the governing documents. Oversees the performance management of ASUWB members to make sure they are upholding their duties and responsibilities. Chair all hiring committees and oversee all hiring processes for ASUWB unless otherwise specified in the ASUWB Constitution or in these bylaws. Primary contact for the Elections Committee.

Office hours

  • Monday| 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday| 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Committee Appointments:

  • (TBD)

Vannie Cao, Student Assistant

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Record minutes and send the minutes to the Director of Outreach and Marketing to be publicly posted after it has been approved by the Parliamentarian.

Office hours

  • (TBD)