Director of University Affairs

Name: Nandana Jaideep, (she/her)
Contact Information:, Link to Office Hours
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bothell, WA 
Major: Economics with a minor in Informatics 
Favorite place on the ave: Thai Tom!! 
Favorite place on campus: Founders Hall 

What is your favorite part of UW?
The community. Our university is full of active groups of students who are so involved in the college community, whether it is through student government, political activism or by showcasing their vibrant cultures and talents on-campus . 

How did you get involved with ASUW?
I got involved in ASUW as a policy intern my freshman year for the ASUW Gender Equity Commission. I represented the commission in the ASUW Student Senate, and sponsored and voted on legislation on its behalf. I was then elected on to the First Year Student Experience Council as well as the Student Regent Selection Committee. 

What does your job entail?
My position is external facing and I serve as the bridge between students and faculty. I sit on and appoint students to multiple faculty councils and provide student insight, as well as vote on critical university-wide legislation. I’m also the board liaison for the office of governmental relations, to make sure the legislative agenda successfully passes in the legislative steering committee as well as by the board for a successful legislative session in Olympia. So basically, tons of policy work! 

What are your goals for the future, beyond UW?
My goals beyond UW are to hopefully work for the government someday in foreign services and travel all around the world. And who knows, maybe even run for state/national office to create sustainable economic policy!