One of my favorite parts about working within the ASUW is the amazing student leaders that I have gotten to meet and collaborate with, from the wonderful Board of Directors and Entity leaders, to the passionate volunteers and Student Senators. We all come from different majors across campus but are united together by a shared desire to serve our fellow students, and make the student experience a little bit better. Working with the great people in Senate the past 3 years has made me laugh, helped me grow, and made my college experience at UW thoroughly enjoyable. I know that I will look back at my time in the Senate and ASUW as a whole with fond memories for years to come.
What I love about ASUW are the endless opportunities to network and build my leadership skills with and for communities I care most about. Being able to directly work hand in hand with the systems and entities that have the power to enact change, is a blessing that can only be found within the intricacies and involvement in ASUW."
Nick has continued to provide excellent service to the UW bike community this year. He's gone out of his way to help customers build up bikes from the frame up, as well as organizing group rides for our mechanics and customers. He's going to do a great job as operations manager next year!
André brings an engaged, positive energy that brightens up any space he enters. His dedication to the development of the program and of his mentees is truly exemplary, and he has been such a wonderful part of the UW Leaders program this year!
Arwa Mokdad was my lead intern this year. She put aside the time to deal with my frustrations and my anxieties, and at the end of the day, she was one of the biggest helpers that was able to push me across the finish line so that our collective team could put on a great event for our community and to bring a name to the Middle Eastern Student Commission. I know that she will be doing great things for herself and the world in the future.
During my time at the University of Washington I (and probably many other students as well) have struggled with finding my community. It was only when I stumbled across ASUW did I finally feel at home. Everyone in ASUW was so welcoming and always made me feel like I belonged. From coffee chats to just hanging out in the HUB I never wanted to leave. I remember waking into the office one day and seeing everyone eating taco salads. They all immediately offered me some and told me to come hangout! I am so happy to be apart of ASUW and I’ve even met some life long friends. Coming from a small town I was scared to move to a big university, but being in ASUW has helped me find a home away from home.
Coming to the UW this year, the ASUW has given me a welcoming community where I can pursue my passion for advocacy. Working in the ASUW, I believe that I can actually make a difference and improve the lives of others.
Lily has done an amazing job to capture amazing moments of the ASUW through photography and videography for the past two years. She always upholds a positive attitude and produces engaging media that truly reflect the diversity of ASUW by working diligently. Without a doubt she's the ray of sunshine that everyone needs in the ASUW!
My experience at ASUW has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. With my position as Director of Diversity Efforts I learned new ways of becoming a leader and speaking up for students whose voices go unheard.
ASUW has brought me so many connections and opportunities to interact with students, faculty, and visitors alike. I have grown as a leader and person, and could not thank my colleagues enough for pushing me and challenging me to be the best version of myself. Forever thankful for the friends that made this experience so fun!
ASUW was a place where I developed many skills professionally and made some of my life long friends. My favorite part of this year was the opportunity I had to get other students involved, which sometimes included cheesy tabling efforts in front of the HUB alongside my interns letting folks know that the ASUW was excited to interact with them.