Legislative Branch

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

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 Winter 2023

Rose Kazempoor [Rose kah-zem-poor]

Senate Recorder

Email: rkazempoor@ucdavis.edu

recorder@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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

Email: gailupeju@ucdavis.edu

protempore@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours:

Monday and Wednesday 2:00pm – 4:00pm 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

Office Hours: In-Person location TBD 

Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Fridays 1:00pm –

3:00pm. Email me to schedule another time.


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

/j/5766570909?pwd=dzdnSE9wcFpqQVlVS29HZ1hKTThOdz09


Zoom Meeting ID: 576 657 0909


Passcode: 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 3:00pm-4:30pm on Zoom and Wednesdays

3:00-4:30pm 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: Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm, Fridays 2:00pm-4:00pm

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

/j/6768527959?pwd=ZTZ4VWxKdmxoUFVXR3VWcEVGUjlSdz09

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 6543

Social Media: @asucd_zeki

 

Zeph Schnelbach [zehf shnel-bawk]

Email: zschnelbach@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: Any

Office Hours: Wednesdays 11-12 at the Silo, Fridays 11:30-1:30 at the CoHo

Jacob Klein [JAY-kub Kline]

Email: jdkklein@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 and Thursdays 1:30-3:30 in the CoHo

Social Media: @senator.klein

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

Email: ssfujimoto@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm at Silo, Thursdays 4:00pm-

6:00pm at MU first floor (email or DM @asucd.sen.stephen for different

location or Zoom)

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. 

Commisions

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

megchung@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: Wednesday 12-2 pm

@asucd_aac

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

Chair of Environmental Policy and Planning Commission

Email: ecac@asucd.ucdavis.edu

mfield@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: Monday 12-2 pm or by appointment

@asucd.eppc

Mehalet Shibre [“Ma-ha-let”]

Chair of Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission

Email: ecac@asucd.ucdavis.edu

mtshibre@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm Zoom

@ecac_asucd

Ashley Chan [Ash-lee ch-an]

Chair of Gender and Sexuality Commission 

Email: gasc@asucd.ucdavis.edu

alychan@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: Monday: 10 AM – 1 PM

Meeting Location: Zoom

@asucd_gasc

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

External Affairs Commission Chairperson

Email: externalaffairs@asucd.ucdavis.edu

damojica@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

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

@asucd_eac

ThuyAnh Truong (Twee-on tr-ong)

Chair of Internal Affairs Commission 

Email: internalaffairs@asucd.ucdavis.edu

tqtruong@ucdavis.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours: Friday: 9 AM – 11 AM

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