Last spring, UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) students elected 27 candidates as their representatives for the 70th Associated Students (AS) Senate, with three more being appointed in October following vacancies left open after the election. The Bottom Line (TBL) reviewed the resolutions and bills authored by each of this year’s senators to see how their work on the Senate floor compared to the platforms they ran on.

1. Off-Campus Senators

Dagan Addinall

Off-Campus Senator Addinall ran with Campus United on a platform of: 

  • Installing emergency phone locations at bus stops and around Isla Vista (I.V.)
  • Reworking the dining commons to allow for guest swipes and roll over swipes
  • Building community by having regular meditation events on campus and in I.V.
  • Have administrators host office hours around I.V. and UCSB
Date Resolutions Authored
Feb. 12 Resolution to Reduce Single-Use Plastics in California and Supporting AB1080/SB54
Apr. 15 Bill to Update Public Safety Commission Legal Code
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Apr. 1 A Resolution to Amend AS Financial Policies to Adjust to Coronavirus Pandemic

Racquel Almario

Off-Campus Senator Almario ran with Isla Vista Party on a platform of: 

  • Collaborating with AS Student Initiated Recruitment and Retention Committee’s (SIRRC) Book Bank to expand resources such as school supplies and establish a permanent location for the organization
  • Construct permanent hydration stations throughout I.V.
  • Create study spaces through I.V.
  • Extend the AS Food Bank to an off-campus location
  • Reduce the cost of night/weekend on-campus parking
  • Work with Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU) to create workshops to help students transition to living in Isla Vista
Date Resolutions Authored
Apr. 1 A Resolution to Amend AS Financial Policies to Adjust to Coronavirus Pandemic
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Oct. 2 A Resolution to Defeat the Stigma Around Mental Health Issues and Better Support Undergraduate Students in Their Struggles
Oct. 16 Bill to Mandate Bi-Quarterly Executive Officer Reports
Nov. 6 A Resolution in Support of AFSCME Local 3299’s Unfair Labor Practice Strike
Nov. 20 A Bill to Update AS Human Rights Board Office Roles as Stated in Legal Code
Jan. 29 A Resolution to Support UCSB Students Biking Endeavors on Campus
Feb. 5 A Bill to Update PMHC Legal Code
Feb. 26 A Bill to Update AS Human Rights Board Office Roles as Stated in Legal Code
Apr. 15 A Resolution to End the Use of ProctorU at UC Santa Barbara

Roo Cash

Off-Campus Senator Cash ran with Isla Vista Party on a platform of: 

  • Create more study spaces in Embarcadero Hall, I.V. Theater, and I.V. parks
  • Build off of Alcohol & Drug Program’s initiative to give out free drug purity tests
  • Advocate for mental health resources
Date Resolutions Authored
  None
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Jan. 29 A Bill to Change IVTU Legal Code

Giselle Etessami

Off-Campus Senator Etessami ran with Campus United on a platform of: 

  • Increase a sense of community by creating outdoor gyms and a student-run flea market in I.V.
  • Create a comprehensive website compiling local clubs, organizations, and events (including improving OrgSync’s website)
  • Add more garbage, recycling, and compost receptacles to I.V.
  • Adding mirrors to stop lights in I.V.
  • Host educational lectures to improve communication between students and officers
Date Resolutions Authored
Mar. 4 A Resolution to Condemn Antisemitism and Its Normalization
Apr. 7 A Resolution to Establish Spring Quarter Senate Meeting Procedures
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Nov. 6 A Bill to Establish Living History Project as a Boards Committee and Units (BCU)
Jan. 15 A Resolution to Support The Kosher and Halal Food Donation Program and Food Equity for UCSB’s Kosher-Halal Students
Feb. 12 Resolution to Reduce Single-Use Plastics in California and Supporting AB1080/SB54

Tyler Ferguson

Off-Campus Senator Ferguson ran with Campus United on a platform of: 

  • Push for acceptance of EBT/Food Stamps at convenience stores on campus and in I.V.
  • Lowering tuition costs and student fees
  • Increase scholarship opportunities for students
  • Host more community events in I.V.
  • Expanding UCSB’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) resources in I.V.
  • Increasing “resources for survivors of mental, physical, emotional, or sexual assault, as well as collaborating with [UCSB’s Police Department] UCPD”
Date Resolutions Authored
Oct. 9 The Extension of the Deadline for the Required Senate Training Act
Nov. 6 A Bill to Establish Living History Project as a BCU
Nov. 20 A Resolution Declaring the 70th Associated Students Senate’s Mission Statement
Nov. 20 A Resolution in Support of Impeaching and Removing President Donald J. Trump from the Office of President of the United States
Jan. 15 A Bill to Create an International Student Senator
Jan. 22 A Resolution in Support of Rolling Over Leftover Meal Plan Swipes
Jan. 29 A Bill to Expand Accessibility to AS Senators
Jan. 29 A Bill to Make Isla Vista Arts a BCU
Apr. 7 A Resolution to Provide Emergency Relief Funding for Students Struggling from the Coronavirus Pandemic
Apr. 15 A Resolution in Support of Expanding CalFresh Acceptance on Campus
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Mar. 4 A Resolution to Condemn Antisemitism and Its Normalization
Apr. 7 A Resolution to Establish Spring Quarter Senate Meeting Procedures

Kimia Hadidi

Off-Campus Senator Hadidi ran with Isla Vista Party on a platform of: 

  • Extend AS loans and instill transparency of emergency grants for off-campus students to help with housing insecurity
  • Create greater mental health resource accessibility online and in I.V.
  • Collaborate with on-campus organizations to support visibility and finances toward student-led events
  • Expand Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS) services with an emphasis on upper-division courses
  • Increase funding to the community Financial Fund, Undocumented students Services, and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
  • Allocate more funding to create more programs for housing and food insecure students
Date Resolutions Authored
Nov. 13 A Bill to Revise SCORE Legal Code
Jan. 15 Bill to Make Students Against Sexual Assault a Commission
Feb. 19 A Resolution to Abandon the European Traditions Requirement
Feb. 26 A Bill to Increase AS Outreach to Students
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Oct. 16 A Resolution to Support the Development of the Basic Needs Resource Center and Book Grant
Nov. 20 A Resolution to Condemn the Human Rights Violations in Chile

Quinn Lyon

Off-Campus Senator Lyon ran with Campus United on a platform of: 

  • Establish more compost bins in I.V.
  • Eliminate predatory police practices in I.V.
  • Create more study spaces in I.V.
  • Increase AS Senate transparency
  • Position AS UCSB as a model in the fight against climate change with a UC-wide resolution
  • Restructure Financial Aid’s website for simplicity and accessibility
Date Resolutions Authored
Nov. 20 A Bill to Update Investment Advisory Legal Code
Feb. 26 Resolution to Direct elections board to put a lock in fee increase for DPW on spring 2020 ballot
Feb. 26 Bill to Create Two New Positions in Zero Waste Committee
Apr. 1 A Bill to Update Investment Advisory Legal Code
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
  None

Eric Moon

Off-Campus Senator Moon ran with Campus United on a platform of: 

  • Create a textbook grant program in which students can apply for and use money for textbook purchases
  • Expand the AS Food Bank’s services to monthly pop-up events in I.V.
  • Enhance library resources, increase study spaces, and work with the library to get newer laptops for student checkout
  • Work to get affordable parking passes and collaborate with the External Vice President of Local Affairs (EVPLA) office and Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) to conduct a parking student
  • Expand the Blue Life safety system on campus and in I.V.
Date Resolutions Authored
Oct. 23 A Bill to Update the Global Gaucho Commission Legal Code
Nov. 13 A Bill to Update the EVPSA Office Legal Code
Jan. 15 A Resolution to Support The Kosher and Halal Food Donation Program and Food Equity for UCSB’s Kosher-Halal Students
Jan. 29 A Resolution Condemning Discrimination and Exclusion on the Basis of Nationality And Origin at UC Santa Barbara
Feb. 5 A Resolution to Support Committing UCSB Towards Achieving 100% Clean and Renewable Energy
March 4 A Resolution to Oppose the Cohort-Based Tuition Plan and All Proposed Tuition Hikes
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Oct. 16 A Reissued Resolution Directing the Legal Resource Center to Hire an Architect

Daniel Segura

Off-Campus Senator Segura ran with Isla Vista Party on a platform of: 

  • Establish a stronger campus WiFi network
  • Expand bike racks across campus
  • Extend the hours of Student Health, CAPS, and Financial Aid
  • Implement test material vending machines at major lecture hall
  • Work with organizations to add “Anti-Blackness, Sexuality and Gender Diversity, and Mental Health trainings to all UCSB employees, as well as Campus organizations”
  • Establish pop-up stores and electronic bulletin boards to ensure off-campus and on-campus students have access to the same information
Date Resolutions Authored
Nov. 6 A Bill to Update Queer Commission Legal Code
Nov. 6 A Resolution in Support of AFSCME Local 3299’s Unfair Labor Practice Strike
Nov. 20 A Resolution to Condemn the Human Rights Violations in Chile
Jan. 22 A Bill to Mandate the Usage of Project Labor Agreements in Construction Projects
Feb. 26 Update to Pardall Center Governance Board Legal Code
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Nov. 13 A Bill to Revise SCORE Legal Code
Jan. 15 Bill to Make Students Against Sexual Assault a Commission
Jan. 15 Bill to Mandate an Online Office Hour for Elected Officials
Jan. 22 A Bill to Safeguard Student Activism and Condemn the Usage of Campus Watch-Lists like Canary Mission
Jan. 22 A Resolution to Support Nectir and Their Work at UCSB
Feb. 26 A Bill to Increase AS Outreach to Students
March 4 A Resolution Directing the AS Executive Director to Develop a Method to Make Independent Contractors into Employees
April 7 A Resolution to Provide Emergency Relief Funding for Students Struggling from the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ektaa Tendolkar

Off-Campus Senator Tendolkar ran with Isla Vista Party on a platform of: 

  • Increase accessibility of CAPS
  • Establish more locations for the AS Food Bank
  • Push for the school to provide free menstrual poducts
  • Decrease “hostile police presence,” particularly during events such as Halloween and Deltopia
Date Resolutions Authored
  None
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Oct. 23 A Bill to Update the Global Gaucho Commission Legal Code
Oct. 30 A Resolution to Reissue to Make UCSB a Sanctuary Campus
Jan. 29 A Resolution Condemning Discrimination and Exclusion on the Basis of Nationality And Origin at UC Santa Barbara
Jan. 29 A Bill to Expand Accessibility to AS Senators
April 15 A Resolution in Support of Expanding CalFresh Acceptance on Campus

Vanessa West

Off-Campus Senator West ran with Campus United on a platform of: 

  • Increase bike racks in I.V.
  • Work with Isla Vista restaurants to increase food options for people with dietary restrictions
  • Increase composting and recycling in I.V.
  • Make scantrons and blue books more widely available in I.V.
  • Create more community events such as food truck days
  • Increase study spaces in I.V. 
Date Resolutions Authored
  None
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Oct. 30 Revisions to Transfer Student Alliance (TSA) Legal Code

Tianna White

Off-Campus Senator White ran with Campus United on a platform of: 

  • “Create a consistent training program that provides students with the capabilities and means to deploy Naxolone” 
  • Expland the Blue Light system in I.V.
  • Improve student-law enforcement relations by hosting “Know Your Rights” workshops and establishing means of communication between students and Community Organization Services (CSO) and Isla Vista Foot Patrol (IVFP)
  • Increase availability of free menstrual products on campus
  • Advocate for greater mental health resources
  • Establish a library rental system for students to borrow computer and phone chargers
  • Work towards online open-access textbooks to lower textbook prices
Date Resolutions Authored
Oct. 30 A Bill to Update Pearman Fellowship Legal Code
Oct. 30 A Bill to Change Individual Senator Assessments to Electronic Format
Nov. 6 A Resolution in Support of the UCSB Confucius Institute
Jan. 15 A Bill to Change CODE Legal Code
Jan. 15 A Bill to Add a Technology Media Coordinator Position to AS Office of the President
Jan. 29 Revisions to Elections Code
Jan. 29 Revisions to Constitution
Feb. 26 A Resolution in Support of a UC System-Wide COLA and the UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) Strikers
March 4 A Bill to Change The Attorney General Legal Code
April 15 A Resolution in Support of Improved Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students at UCSB
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Nov. 6 A Bill to Combine all BCU Minutes in Senate Agenda
Nov. 6 A Resolution Directing the AS Executive Director to Initiate the Creation of an AS Mobile Application
Nov. 6 A Resolution to Reissue Support for a Ban on the Use of Toxic Herbicides at UCSB & in the UC System
Feb. 12 A Bill to Grant Freedom of the Press
Feb. 12 A Bill to Change The Bottom Line Legal Code
Feb. 26 Resolution to Direct elections board to put a lock in fee increase for Department of Public Worms (DPW) on spring 2020 ballot
Feb. 26 Bill to Create Two New Positions in Zero Waste Committee
March 4 A Resolution to Oppose the Cohort-Based Tuition Plan and All Proposed Tuition Hikes

2. On-Campus Senators

Anvitha Aluri

Senator Aluri was appointed to the 70th AS Senate on Oct. 23 following a vacancy after spring elections. Since being appointed, Aluri has not contributed to the authorship of any resolutions or bills thus far this year. 

Ashley Davis

Additionally, Senator Davis was also appointed on Oct. 23 to fill the vacancy of on-campus senators. 

Date Resolutions Authored
  None
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Nov. 20 A Resolution Declaring the 70th Associated Students Senate’s Mission Statement

Austin Foreman

On-Campus Senator Foreman ran with Campus United on a platform of: 

  • Establish “alternate bus routes during the beginning and end of the quarter” to increase accessibility to the train station and airport, as well as generally making campus and I.V. more accessible throughout the year
  • Repair bike paths on- and off-campus, as well as implement quarterly check-ins on their structure
  • Create a committee of AS Senators focused on implementing open source textbooks
  • Increase funding for mental health resources
Date Resolutions Authored
Nov. 6 A Bill to Combine all BCU Minutes in Senate Agenda
Nov. 6 A Resolution to Reissue Support for a Ban on the Use of Toxic Herbicides at UCSB & in the UC System
Jan. 8 A Resolution to Support the Removal of Eucalyptus Trees on the UCSB Campus
Jan. 29 A Resolution to Support UCSB Students Biking Endeavors on Campus
Feb. 12 A Resolution to Find Valentines for Single AS Senators
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Oct. 30 A Bill to Change Individual Senator Assessments to Electronic Format

Adalis Rojas

On-Campus Senator Rojas ran with Isla Vista Party on a platform of: 

  • Increase CAPS resources, such as the number of available therapists, without increasing student fees 
  • Create an online system for free textbooks and advocate for professors to use AS Publications
  • Work with EOP to create an Early Referral Program app that connects at risk students with grater resources
  • Collaborate wtih EOP to make grants more accessible
  • Design weekly workshops in the residence halls to help students navigate the transition to college
Date Resolutions Authored
Oct. 2 A Resolution to Defeat the Stigma Around Mental Health Issues and Better Support Undergraduate Students in Their Struggles
Oct. 16 A Resolution to Support the Development of the Basic Needs Resource Center and Book Grant
Oct. 30 A Resolution to Reissue to Make UCSB a Sanctuary Campus
Jan. 22 A Resolution to Support Nectir and Their Work at UCSB
Feb. 5 A Bill to Update PMHC Legal Code
March 4 A Resolution Directing the AS Executive Director to Develop a Method to Make Independent Contractors into Employees
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Oct. 9 The Extension of the Deadline for the Required Senate Training Act
Nov. 20 A Resolution in Support of Impeaching and Removing President Donald J. Trump from the Office of President of the United States
Feb. 5 A Resolution to Address Textbook Affordability
Feb. 12 A Resolution to Find Valentines for Single AS Senators
Feb. 19 A Resolution to Abandon the European Traditions Requirement

Emma Swanson

On-Campus Senator Swanson ran with Campus United on a platform of: 

  • Address textbook affordability through greater used book sales and increasing awareness for existing resources
  • “Beautify campus through mural projects” 
  • Implement year-round farmer’s markets
  • Increase environmentally friendly practices, such as composting, in I.V. and on campus
  • Expand study spaces at the Student Resource Building (SRB) and University Center (UCen) during midterm season
  • Increase transparency of AS office hours and events
Date Resolutions Authored
Feb. 5 A Resolution to Address Textbook Affordability
Feb. 12 A Bill to Grant Freedom of the Press
Feb. 12 A Bill to Change The Bottom Line Legal Code
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Jan. 8 A Resolution to Support the removal of Eucalyptus Trees on the UCSB Campus
Jan. 15 A Bill to Create an International Student Senator
Feb. 5 A Resolution to Support Committing UCSB Towards Achieving 100% Clean and Renewable Energy

3. Collegiate Senators

Daniel Mitchell 

Senator Mitchell was appointed as the College of Creative Studies Senator on Oct. 23 when no other candidates ran for the position in the spring election.

Date Resolutions Authored
  None
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Jan. 22 A Resolution in Support of Rolling Over Leftover Meal Plan Swipes

Diana Reyes 

College of Engineering Senator Reyes ran as an independent on a platform of: 

  • Expand technology accessibility such as 3-D printers and Linux laptops for students to borrow
  • Expand CLAS services for  all required lower division engineering courses
  • Increase the number of engineering senators
Date Resolutions Authored
Jan. 29 A Resolution in Support to Ban Facial Recognition on UCSB Campus
April 15 A Resolution to End the Use of ProctorU at UC Santa Barbara
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
  None

Olivia Campos 

College of Letters & Science Senator Campos ran with Campus United on a platform of: 

  • Implement a mentorship program for transfer students
  • Address textbook affordability by increasing availability of academic resources, including creating an e-book course reserve system
  • Grow CLAS resources such as major-based writing programs and test taking workshops for social science majors
  • Add a “favorites” course option on UCSB’s GOLD
  • Increase availability of feminine hygiene products and emergency contraceptives on campus and in I.V.
Date Resolutions Authored
Nov. 6 A Resolution Directing the AS Executive Director to Initiate the Creation of an AS Mobile Application
Jan. 29 A Bill to Change IVTU Legal Code
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Oct. 30 A Bill to Update Pearman Fellowship Legal Code
Nov. 13 A Bill to Update the EVPSA Office Legal Code
Jan. 15 A Bill to Change CODE Legal Code
Jan. 15 A Bill to Add a Technology Media Coordinator Position to AS Office of the President
Jan. 29 Revisions to Elections Code
Jan. 29 Revisions to Constitution
Feb. 26 A Resolution in Support of a UC System-Wide COLA and the UCSC Strikers
Mar. 4 A Bill to Change The Attorney General Legal Code
April 15 A Resolution in Support of Improved Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students at UCSB

Benjamin Chocron 

College of Letters & Science Senator Chocron ran with Campus United on a platform of: 

  • Establish emergency procedures in the case of active shooter and bomb threats
  • Expand library resources such as establishing a rental program for chargers, improving library WiFi, and creating free printing
  • Expand CLAS resources for students in various majors and minors

Thus far, Senator Chocron has not contributed to the authorship of any resolutions or bills this year. 

Justice Dumlao 

College of Letters & Science Senator Dumlao ran with Isla Vista Party on a platform of: 

  • Collaborate with the office of EVPLA to create solar-powered charging stations on- and off-campus
  • Create community study areas in the library for people in similar studies
  • Increase student outreach
  • Increase transparency and outreach of AS resources
Date Resolutions Authored
Oct. 16 A Reissued Resolution Directing the Legal Resource Center to Hire an Architect
Oct. 16 Bill to Mandate Bi-Quarterly Executive Officer Reports
Nov. 20 A Bill to Update AS Human Rights Board Office Roles as Stated in Legal Code
Jan. 15 Bill to Mandate an Online Office Hour for Elected Officials
Jan. 22 A Bill to Safeguard Student Activism and Condemn the Usage of Campus Watch-Lists like Canary Mission
Feb. 26 A Bill to Update AS Human Rights Board Office Roles as Stated in Legal Code
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Nov. 6 A Resolution in Support of the Kurdish People and Rojava
Jan. 15 A Resolution Condemning Voter Suppression in Isla Vista
Jan. 22 A Bill to Mandate the Usage of Project Labor Agreements in Construction Projects
Jan. 29 A Resolution in Support to Ban Facial Recognition on UCSB Campus

Sarah Danielzadeh 

College of Letters & Science Senator Danielzadeh ran with Isla Vista Party on a platform of: 

  • Collaborate with department heads to add more professional-oriented majors
  • Modify GOLD to prioritize upperclassmen on waiting lists for major courses
  • Remove the fee associated with changing grading options past the deadline
  • Extend CLAS services by providing resources for more courses, accommodating different learning methods, and providing one-on-one tutoring
  • Promote the addition of job-oriented courses such as Excel proficiency workshops
  • Develop an online page for students to connect with those in their major
  • Expand health services to include weekend hours
  • Pursue measures to promote women’s safety
  • Organize a “way for students to come together & participate in marches and events pertaining to their passions & interests”
Date Resolutions Authored
Nov. 6 A Resolution in Support of the Kurdish People and Rojava
Jan. 15 A Resolution Condemning Voter Suppression in Isla Vista
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Nov. 6 A Bill to Update Queer Commission Legal Code
Jan. 29 A Bill to Make Isla Vista Arts a BCU
Feb. 26 Update to Pardall Center Governance Board Legal Code

4. University-Owned Housing Senator

Suad Adbullahi

University-Owned Housing Senator Adbullahi ran with Isla Vista Party on a platform of financially assisting employed students, collaborating with AS Food Bank and Calfresh to expand convenient access to food, and improve academic advising for students to ensure on time graduation. Senator Adbullahi did not contribute to the authorship of any resolutions or bills this year before tendering their resignation to AS Senate on Jan. 8.

5. Transfer Senator

Kevin Sway

Transfer Senator Sway ran with Campus United on a platform of: 

  • Increase outreach to incoming transfer students in order to educate them on available academic and housing resources
  • Promote sustainability and improve waste management
  • Create a transfer specific Graduate School Student Mentor-Mentee program
  • Implement surveys to increasing dietary accommodations in the dining commons
Date Resolutions Authored
Oct. 30 Revisions to TSA Legal Code
Date Resolutions Co-Authored
Nov. 6 A Resolution in Support of the UCSB Confucius Institute
Nov. 20 A Bill to Update Investment Advisory Legal Code
April 15 Bill to Update Public Safety Commission Legal Code
Lauren Marnel Shores
Starting at TBL her freshman year, Lauren Marnel stayed with The Bottom Line throughout her UCSB experience before retiring as the 2019-2020 Editor-in-Chief. As the previous Campus Beat Reporter (2017) and Executive Content Editor (2018), Lauren Marnel is passionate about covering student activism and bringing coverage to underrepresented campus communities. Though she had to move on from the home she found in TBL, she’s excited to see how much all of her writers and editors grow as leaders on this campus after she’s graduated.