Government

This page consists of important ASUCD information, such as announcements and senate records. The information found below is updated weekly.

Executive

The executive office consists of the ASUCD President, Vice President and ASUCD Controller as well as their respective staff. Elections for the offices of ASUCD President and Vice President are held annually during the seventh week of spring quarter.

After this election, the new President appoints the ASUCD Controller. The executive office oversees all ASUCD units, but the President often takes a more direct role in Advocacy Units, while the Controller manages Business Units.

Executive Office of the ASUCD President

Ryan Manriquez [RYE-ehn man-REE-kez]

President

Email: president@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/They

Office Hours: 1:30-4:30pm (Fri)

Meeting Location:The Executive Office (located on the 3rd floor

of the Memorial Union) or on Zoom

Instagram: @ryanmanriquezz

Website

About the President

The President serves as the Chief Executive Officer of and the official representative of ASUCD. They are responsible for coordinating functions of the Executive Office and oversee the appointment of a number of offices including ASUCD Unit Directos and the ASUCD Controller. The President has the sole authority to make treaties, memorandums of understanding, or other legally binding contracts on behalf of the ASUCD, subject only to ratification by a 2/3 majority approval of the Senate

Juliana Martinez Hernandez [jOO-lEE-aw-nuh Mar-TEE-nez]

Internal Vice President

Email: vicepresident@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours by Appointment

Meeting Location: Zoom

Instagram: @asucdexecutiveoffice

Facebook: @ASUCDExec

About the Vice President

The Internal Vice President acts as the presiding officer over all Senate meetings and assists in ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the ASUCD. They hold no vote in Senate except to break ties in which there are no abstentions. Along with the President, serve as ex-officio members on all committees requiring student membership. In the instance that the President is unable to fulfill the duties of the office, the Internal Vice President assumes the position of ASUCD President.

Shruti Adusumilli [SHroo-TEE UH-DOO-soo-mih-lee]

External Affairs Vice President

Email: eavp@asucd.ucdavis.edu 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours by Appointment

About the External Affairs Vice President

The External Affairs Vice President is the official representative of ASUCD to the University of California Student Association, and to all governmental bodies, including but not limited to local, state, and federal governments. They coordinating lobbying and advocacy events to inform and engage the student body in all external affairs. 

Isabelle Poux [is-uh-bell pOO-ks]

Controller

Email: controller@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:45 – 4:45PM in the Contoller’s Office (MU 344A)

About the Controller

The ASUCD Controller serves as the financial advisor of the ASUCD. They are responsible for overseeing the creation and proposal of the yearly ASUCD Budget. In addition to the responsibilities enumerated in the ASUCD Bylaws, the ASUCD Controller must attend all regularly scheduled meetings of the ASUCD Senate and give a weekly report of current projects and any recent financial matters regarding specific units.

Sasha Lyons [-]

Chief of Staff

Email: chiefofstaff@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours by Appointment

About the Chief of Staff

The Executive Chief of Staff serves as the primary leader for the Executive Office’s Advocacy Task Forces. They oversee project teams dedicated to affordable housing, diversity and inclusion, disability rights advocacy, international student advocacy, COVID health and wellness, basic needs, sexual assault awareness and prevention, and more. 

Isabella Chuecos [chew-eckos]

Press Secretary

Email: ifchuecos@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Tariq Azim [TAH-rihk ah-ZEEM]

Transfer Student Representative

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:30AM-12:30PM & Thursdays 11AM-

12PM or by appointment, via Zoom and in person in 344 MU

Instagram: @asucd.tsr

Website: linktr.ee/ASUCDTSR

Email: TSR@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Keven Zhou

International Student Representative

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: By appointment viz Zoom or in-person on the Memorial

Union 3rd Floor

Website: linktr.ee/ASUCDISR

Email: ISR@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Legislative

The legislative branch of ASUCD is headed by the ASUCD Senate. Under it is a large support network containing seven commissions, and various committees.

The ASUCD Senate is the body which introduces, and commonly writes, legislation. Once legislation is submitted to the Senate, it gets referred to any number of the relevant commissions who scrutinize the legislation and offer their specialized opinion on it. Other committees also exist to serve specific functions.

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To subscribe, send an email to sympa@ucdavis.edu with the subject line: subscribe asucd_public Firstname Lastname. Use your own first and last name in the email subject line.

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The ASUCD Senate meetings are held on Thursdays at 6:10PM and can be joined via Zoom.

Zoom Meeting

Webinar ID: 985 9289 3235

Dial: +1 669 900 6833

International Numbers: Information Here

Passcode: 104555

Senate Members Spring 2022

Radhika Gawde []

Senate President Pro Tempore

Email: rkgawde@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours:

Meeting Location: 

About the Senate President Pro Tempore

The Senate President Pro Tempore shall serve as the official representative of the ASUCD Senate.  The senate must elect the Senate President Pro Tempore from amongst themselves at the first meeting of every quarter by a majority vote of the entire senate. The ASUCD Senate President Pro Tempore shall serve for that quarter and assume all responsibilities enumerated in the ASUCD Constitution and ASUCD Bylaws.

Ambar Mishra [ahm-bahr mEE-shruh]

Email: ambmishra@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: Tuesdays 12-2pm, Thursdays 2-3pm, Fridays 12-

1pm

Meeting Location: Zoom

Gauis Ilupeju []

Email: gailupeju@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: 2:30-3:00 Mondays and Wednesdays

Meeting Location: Zoom

Dennis Liang []

Email: djliang@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: Tuesdays from 3:30-6:30pm 

Meeting Location: Zoom

Celeste Palmer []

Email: ccpalmer@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: 8-12 AM on Wednesdays

Meeting Location: Zoom

Sofia Saraj []

Email: shsaraj@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours:

Meeting Location: 

Kelechi Orji []

Email: ktorji@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: 1:00pm-3:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays

Meeting Location: Zoom

Mallika Hari [mal-ih-kah H-ah-ree]

Email: mvhari@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: 1:00-4:00PM (Mon)

Meeting Location: Zoom

Password: 724253

 

Harris Razaqi [hair-is ruh-zah-kee]

Email: harazaqi@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: – 3:30-6:30PM (Mon), 3:30-5:30PM (Wed)

Meeting Location: -Zoom

Owen Krauss [oh-wehn krouss]

Email: owkrauss@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: 1:00-3:00PM (Mon) & 1:00-2:00PM (Wed) or Zoom

Meeting Location: Senate Office (MU 348)

Rashita Chauhan [ruh-shee-tuh chuh-haan]

Email: rchauhan@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: – 12-2pm (Mon) & (Fri)

Meeting Location:  Zoom

Sergio Bocardo-Aguilar [ser-jee-oh boh-car-doh aa-gee-lar]

Email: sjbocardoaguilar@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: 1:10-3:10PM (Mon)& 1:10-3:10PM (Wed

Meeting Location: Zoom

Instagram:@senator_bocardoaguilar

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Senate FAQ

How can I speak during a Senate Meeting?

The agendas for Senate meetings are announced 72 hours in advance and can be found on Government Documents page of the ASUCD Website. The meetings follow Parliamentary Procedures. If you are unfamiliar with these procedures you can follow the guidelines here. To speak at a virtual Senate meeting use the virtual “raise hand” feature during public discussion.

When and where are the Senate meetings held?

Meetings are usually held on Thursdays starting at 6:10pm in the Mee Room on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Union or virtually. No meetings occur during Finals Week unless a special meeting is called. 

How can I place an item on the agenda?

If you would like to place an item on the agenda email the ASUCD Vice President at vicepresident@asucd.ucdavis.edu no later than 11:59pm on the Sunday prior to the Thursday Senate meeting.

How can I contact the ASUCD Senate?

If you would like to contact the ASUCD Senate regarding any issue on campus, you may reach out to any ASUCD Senator listed below or send an email to the Senate Listserv at senate@ucdavis.edu.

Commisions

Seven Commissions comprise the subordinate legislative bodies of the ASUCD Senate. The primary duty of a commission is to advise the ASUCD Senate on matters relevant to their individual specialty. Many commissions also plan events and activities that pertain to their field of expertise and benefit the student body in educational or entertaining ways.

Commissions hire new members at the end of Fall and Spring Quarter each year, though vacancies often occur mid-year as well. Each commission has nine voting members and up to four alternate members.

Committees

The ASUCD Senate several permanent committees. The primary duty of each committee is to delegate responsibilities of the ASUCD Senate into smaller components in order to efficiently handle administrative roles and tasks. Each committee is administrative and has a scope pertaining to its field of expertise. Most of the committees consist of members of the ASUCD Senate, Commissions chairs, and career staff.

Judicial

The judicial branch of ASUCD is headed by the ASUCD Judicial Council. The Judicial Council serves as the adjudicative body of ASUCD. The ASUCD constitution gives the Judicial Council the authority to issue binding rulings on disputes that arise under the Constitution and Bylaws. Including the resolution of all disputes arising under official actions of ASUCD Elected Officials, Appointed Officers, and all subordinate bodies of the ASUCD Senate.

For more information regarding the judicial process, consult the ASUCD Judicial Codes or reach out to the Judicial Council directly at judicialcouncil@asucd.ucdavis.edu.

Judicial Council meetings are held on Mondays at 6PM in the Mee Room (Memorial Union Floor 3).

Members

Ethan Wellerstein

Chairperson

Email: ebwellers@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

 

 

Omar Altamimi

Vice Chair

Email: omaraltamimi12@gmail.com

Pronouns: He/Him/His

 

 

Sadia Sadiq

Email: slsadiq@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

 

Noreen Au Young

Email: nkauyoung@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Mikka Vapor

Member

Email: mqvapor@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Judicial Council FAQ

How do I open a case with the Judicial Council?

To open a case with the Judicial Council a Complaint Form must be filled out and submitted to the Student Government Administrative Office (SGAO) via email sgao@asucd.ucdavis.edu.

What happens once I open a case?

The petitioner and respondent will receive a formal notice from the Judicial Council Chair with information regarding their rights and the procedure moving forward. The Judicial Council will consider a case within five (5) academic days of receiving the complaint. When considering a complaint the Judicial Council will vote whether to dismiss the case or schedule a hearing.

Can I appeal the verdict given by Judicial Council?

The Petitioner or Respondent may appeal the Judicial Council’s decision on a case, and if the Judicial Council chooses to accept the appeal, the case can be reopened. 

Decisions made by the Judicial Council may be appealed by filling out the Judicial Council Appeal Form, and submitting it to the Student Government Administrative Office (SGAO) via email: sgao@asucd.ucdavis.edu.

Where can I find previous Judicial Council verdicts?

Previous Judicial Council verdicts can be found in the Judicial Council folder on the Government Documents page of the ASUCD website.