The ASUCD Senate is responsible for maintenance, use and title to all ASUCD property, allocation of all ASUCD revenues,  and the development of all policies and regulations necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of ASUCD. The Senate consists of twelve (12) elected members of the student body who represent the student voice at  UC Davis. The Senate consists of twenty-two members, but only the twelve (12) Senators have the ability to vote.  The ASUCD Vice President may  cast a vote only in order to break a tie.

How can I speak during a Senate meeting?

The agendas for Senate meetings are announced in advance here. The meetings follow Parliamentary Procedures. If you are unfamiliar with these procedures you can follow the guidelines here. To speak, simply arrive to the meeting at any time and raise your hand in order to be placed on the speakers’ list. You will have 5 minutes to speak with 2 – 2 minute deferments.

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. No meetings occur during Finals Week unless a special meeting is called. Please refer to the announcements on the home page or dates on the agenda page for an updated list of meeting dates.

How can I place an item on the agenda?

If you would like to place anything on the agenda such as a presentation, an item you would like to discuss during public discussion, a bill or resolution, please email the ASUCD Vice President at to coordinate an agenda item. Anything to be placed on the agenda must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on the Tuesday prior to the Thursday 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

ASUCD Senate Members

Presiding Officer of the Senate

Shaniah Branson Vice President (ex officio)

ASUCD Senators Winter 2019

Winter 2019 Senators Office Hours Email Personal Gender Pronouns
Maya Barak Tuesdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Wednesdays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the CoHo. She/Her/Hers
Brandon Clemons TBA He/Him/His
Tony Chen Tuesday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in the International Center. He/Him/His
Alisha Hacker* Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at the CoHo. She/Her/Hers
Simranjit Kaur TBA She/Her/Hers
Sean Kumar Mondays from 3:00PM to 5:00 PM in the Engineering Library and Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Engineering Library He/Him/His
Jumoke Maraiyesa Tuesdays from 1:50 PM to 3:00 PM in the ASUCD Service Center, on the first floor of the MU and Thursdays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the CCC (in the SCC) She/Her/Hers
Noah Pearl Tuesdays from 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. in the CoHo and Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. in the Silo He/Him/His
Alexis Ramirez TBA
Atanas Spasov TBA He/Him/His
Richardo Zapardiel Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the ARC Study lounge; Tuesday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in the Veterans Success Center on the 2nd Floor of the MU He/Him/His

Ex-Officio Members of the ASUCD Senate

Name Position
Justin Hurst Academic Affairs Commission Chair
André Spinoglio Business and Finance Commission Chair
Alice Beittel Environmental Policy and Planning Chair
Jacob Ganz Internal Affairs Commission Chair
Rina Singh Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission Chair
Nayzak Wali-Ali External Affairs Commission Chair
Joelle Barnard Gender and Sexuality Commission Chair
Meital Machulsky Controller