Maha Sohail Alhomoud

Maha Sohail AlHamoud

As a Communications Intern for ASUW’s Office of Government Relations, I learned to advocate for unique issues like student-athlete compensation and gender-inclusive housing, and communicate with different stakeholders such as other universities and faculty. As President of the International Student Advocacy Group, I collaborated with ASUW Board, the Joint Commissions Committee, and ASUW Senate to create a task force for international student representation within ASUW. Harnessing the power of both my own experiences and experiences of my fellow Huskies, I commit to strongly amplify student voices as a passionate advocate and transparent leader; delivering these voices across all levels of university governance.

Action Items:

  • Increase affordability of textbooks, working with UW Libraries, WashPIRG, GPSS, and WSA, through quarterly loan programs and subsidies for online platforms.
  • Establish distinct liaison roles, minimizing workload on ASUW entities. Developing training procedures for current liaisons and repositories of institutional knowledge for future liaisons.
  • Advocate for increased funding for DRS, working with Board, D Center, and SDC to decrease accommodation wait times, and hire more disability-centered counselors, especially for chronically-ill students.
  • Collaborate with Faculty Councils on Teaching and Learning, and Academic Standards to develop impactful diversity educational materials, expanding options for fulfilling diversity credits simultaneously with other requirements.

Qualifications:

ASUW Office of Government Relations Communications Intern 2019-20
Academic Council of Saudis in USA Managing Member 2018-present
International Student Advocacy Group President 2020

Endorsements:

  • Husky Help Organization
  • Hong Kong Student Association
  • WEGET Magazine
  • International Student Mentorship Program
  • Hua Psychology Club
  • Chinese Students & Scholars Association
  • Student User Development Organization
  • Asian Business Student Association
  • Japanese Student Association
  • Alpha Theta Delta
  • Sher-E-Punjab Society
  • Unite UW Student Association
  • Technology and Business Association
  • Asian Americans in Media
  • Arab Student Association
  • Indonesian Student Association