Legislative Branch

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

The legislative branch of ASUCD is headed by the ASUCD Senate. Under it is a large support network containing six 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. Committees also exist to serve specific functions and are categorized as programmatic, internal, philanthropic, or special committees.


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The ASUCD Senate meetings are held on Thursdays at 6:10PM at the Mee Room (on the third floor of the Memorial Union) and can also be joined remotely via Zoom.

Senate Members Spring 2023

Rose Kazempoor [Rose kah-zem-poor]

Senate Recorder

Email: rkazempoor@ucdavis.edu


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Stephen Fujimoto [STEE-fen foo-JEE-mo-to]

Senate President Pro Tempore

Email: ssfujimoto@ucdavis.edu


Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours:

Tuesday 2-4pm over Zoom (link: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/94894077000)

Thursday 5-6pm on the first floor of the MU

Gaius Ilupejo [Gai-us ill-oo-PUH-joo]

Email: gailupeju@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours:

Friday 2:00pm – 5:00pm on Zoom or

email to meet in person/schedule an appointment

Social Media: @senatorilupeju


Erek Leshyn [AIR-rick LEH-shin]

Email: ewleschyn@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/They

Zoom Office Hours – (In-person by appointment)

MTWR 12:00 – 12:30pm

Fridays 2:30pm – 3:30pm

By appointment through communication with ewleschyn@ucdavis.edu

Zoom link: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/5766570909?pwd=dzdnSE9wcFpqQVlVS29HZ1hKTThOdz09

Zoom Meeting ID: 576 657 0909

Passcode (if it asks for one): 795755

Francisco Ojeda [Frahn-sees-ko O-heeh-da]

Email: fjojeda@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours:

Tuesdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm and Thursdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm 

Meeting Location: the Mee Room (at the MU, third floor.)

Social Media: @senator_ojeda

Priya Talreja [pr-EE-yuh t-ULL-RAY-juh]

Email: phtalreja@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00am-2:00pm at AMC Room (MU Third Floor)

Social Media: @senatortalreja

Aarushi Raghunathan [Uh-roo-she Rug-who-naah-thin]

Email: aaraghun@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3pm – 5pm

Zoom Link:https://ucdavis.zoom.us


Meeting ID: 676 852 7959

Passcode: 75D1Ku

Zeki Xu [Zeh-Key Shoo]

Email: zxxu@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: Wednesday 5-6pm, Friday 4-6pm in person TBD and on Zoom: 965 181 


Social Media: @asucd_zeki


Zeph Schnelbach [zehf shnel-bawk]

Email: zschnelbach@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: Any

Office Hours: Wednesdays 12pm-1pm via Zoom, Thursdays 12pm-2pm at the CoHo. 

Jacob Klein [JAY-kub Kline]

Email: jdkklein@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm  & Fridays 4:15-5:15 in

the MU

Social Media: @senator.klein

Julia Shurman [JOO-lee-a SHUR-man]

Email: jashurman@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 11:00 am-12:30 pm. Contact me by

email if you would like to request an in-person meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/9305792113

Eustacio Alamilla [eh-OO-staw-SEE-oh aw-law-MEE-aw]

Email: ealamilla@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: Friday 9-12pm on Zoom (95831138819) or email to meet in

person/schedule an appointment

Social Media: @senator_eustacio

Shrey Gupta

Interim Senator

Email: shgu@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/Hisi

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.
Submit Public Comments to ASUCD Senate

Please use this form to submit a public comment to the ASUCD Senate. Your comment will be read out loud or otherwise included in the meeting minutes. Comments are due by the start of each Senate meeting (6:10 PM).  Please email vicepresident@asucd.ucdavis.edu for more information. 


Six 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.

Megan Chung [Meh-gen ch-uhng]

Chair of Academic Affairs Commission

Email: aac@asucd.ucdavis.edu


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: Wednesday 12-2 pm


Mackenzie Field [Muh-ken-zEE Fee-ld]

Chair of Environmental Policy and Planning Commission

Email: ecac@asucd.ucdavis.edu


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: Monday 12-2 pm or by appointment


Mehalet Shibre [“Ma-ha-let”]

Chair of Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission

Email: ecac@asucd.ucdavis.edu


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm Zoom


Ashley Chan [Ash-lee ch-an]

Chair of Gender and Sexuality Commission 

Email: gasc@asucd.ucdavis.edu


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: Monday: 10 AM – 1 PM

Meeting Location: Zoom


Daniel Mojica [Dan-ie-el Moe-hee-cah]

External Affairs Commission Chairperson

Email: externalaffairs@asucd.ucdavis.edu


Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm, Thursdays 9:00am-10:00am


ThuyAnh Truong (Twee-on tr-ong)

Chair of Internal Affairs Commission 

Email: internalaffairs@asucd.ucdavis.edu


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: Friday: 9 AM – 11 AM


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 student volunteers, members of the ASUCD Senate, Commissions chairs, and career staff.