Bree Rombi was a candidate for ASUCD President with former-Senator Amy Martin as Vice President. Bree was the ASUCD Vice President. She was elected in the Winter 2011 ASUCD Election with her running mate Adam Thongsavat. She is a former Senator and a continuing member of the UC Davis Bowling Team. She has been involved with ASUCD for four years. She has received an award from EPPC for Community Leader of the Year from 2008-2009 and also the Michael John Tucker Leadership Award while she was a Senator. Bree is also a founder of the BOLD slate.
Winter 2012 Election
Executive Candidate Statement
Hey Aggies! We are Bree Rombi and Amy Martin and we are running to be your ASUCD President and Vice President. Bree is a 4th year Spanish and Communications double major from Huntington Beach, CA. Bree is the current ASUCD Vice President, a former Senator and member of Outreach Assembly, and a current member of the UC Davis Varsity Bowling Team. Amy is a 3rd year Political Science and Environmental Policy Analysis & Planning double major from Pleasanton, CA. She is a current ASUCD Senator, former Internal Affairs Commission Chair and Chief of Staff for the ASUCD Controller, and has served two terms as a Panhellenic officer.
We have both been involved in ASUCD since our freshman years and together we have established The Pantry, reinstated the ASUCD Scholarship, instituted composting in the MU, brought outlets to the Main Reading Room in the library, and created the ASUCD Newsletter. Additionally we have both chaired the budget hearings that determine ASUCD’s annual $11.1 million dollar budget.
While all of these projects are important, we recognize that there is one primary issue of concern to students today: the price of our education. That is why we plan to dedicate our term to holistically addressing college affordability through the following plan of action:
WORK TOWARD FIXING THE UC SYSTEM by laying the groundwork for running a 2014 California ballot initiative to increase the number of student regents and give students a bigger voice in the selection of their student representatives. We envision having 3 undergraduate and 3 graduate/professional student regents. We recognize how much work this will be but we have already done our research and begun communication with other UC campuses; and
LOBBY THE CAPITOL AND THE REGENTS by sponsoring a campus-wide Lobby Day on May 17th, the date of the Regents meeting in Sacramento. We plan to reform our ASUCD Advocacy Units to be proactive in the fight against higher tuition. Also, to ensure that YOUR voice is heard, we will require that there be a student representative on every campus advisory committee; and
GIVE STUDENTS FINANCIAL RELIEF NOW by increasing the funds available for the ASUCD Scholarship by cutting summer pay for the ASUCD Executive Office and institutionalizing funding for at-risk student resources and events such as community-specific graduations, Safeboats, and other traditionally funded student resources that have seen drastic decreases in funding due to university budget shortfalls.
We will dedicate the resources of the ASUCD Executive Office toward making the student voice heard statewide. We are always open to ideas, questions, or concerns and we will commit ourselves to making ASUCD serve you as a student. Vote for experience that matters. Vote Bree Rombi and Amy Martin for ASUCD President and Vice President.
Our projects have spanned many aspects of campus and illustrate our ability to affect change within ASUCD and across campus. Some of our major projects are detailed below.
THE PANTRY: Bree was integral in the established of a new ASUCD Unit, - The Pantry. The Pantry provides food items and basic necessities to aid all UC Davis students struggling to pay for the basics. Aggie articles: - "New Unit Offers Unique Solution to Struggling Students" - "UC Davis Opens Up Student Food Bank"
SCHOLARSHIPS: Bree, together with former Senator Andre Lee, brought back the ASUCD Scholarship, which this year will provide a total of approximately $10,000 in scholarships to undergraduates. This scholarship is available to ALL undergraduates, regardless of GPA or AB540/documentation status. If elected, we will put an additional $3500 towards scholarships for the next academic year. Aggie articles: - "ASUCD to Hand Out Scholarships for Students" - "New ASUCD Committee to Reinstate Distribution of Scholarships"
COMPOSTING: Bree established composting in the MU and Amy expanded composting to ASUCD offices. We are currently working to begin trial composting programs at the Silo and the Quad. Aggie article: - "Compost Fills Trash Bins in MU Despite Availability of Compost Bins"
NEWSLETTER: Amy created the ASUCD Newsletter to help bridge the gap between the general student body and ASUCD. You can sign-up to begin receiving the monthly newsletter at the bottom of the - ASUCD website Aggie article: - "ASUCD Works to Bridge Gap Between Students and Government"
PLUGS: Bree, together with former Senator Andre Lee, brought additional outlets to the Main Reading Room in the library so all students can study there without concerns for the battery life of their computers. Aggie article: - "Library to Install More Power Outlets in Main Reading Room"
BAGLESS BOOKSTORE: Together with former Senator Darwin Moosavi, we worked with the UC Davis Bookstore to begin the elimination of plastic bags. The campaign “Have Some Swag, Bring Your Own Bag” will help promote sustainable practices across campus. Aggie article: - "Have Some Swag, Bring Your Own Bag
Please always feel free to contact us! We’d love to provide more information, answers questions, tell you about ASUCD, or get your help with our campaign! -Facebook friend us! -Email us: Bree - firstname.lastname@example.org; Amy - email@example.com -Visit us during our office hours: Bree – Mondays 2-4 CoHo, Tuesdays 3-5 SCC, Wednesdays 2-4 MU 3rd Floor, Thursdays 3-5 MU 3rd Floor; Amy – Tuesdays 3-5 SCC, Wednesdays 6-8 CoHo -See us in the CoHo debate: February 14th 12-1PM -Check out our Facebook event - here
SMART (Students Matter: Activism, Retention, Teamwork) Slate: Senate Candidate Beatriz Anguiano Senate Candidate Norman Borgonia Senate Candidate Jaki Joanino Senate Candidate Marcus King Senate Candidate Chucha Marquez Senate Candidate Desun Oka
|Winter 2012 ASUCD Elections|
|Jonathan Soo Hoo|
|Bree Rombi & Amy Martin|
|Rebecca Sterling & Yena Bae|
|Bolded entries indicate victors|
Winter 2011 Election
Executive Candidate Statement
Hey Aggies! We are Adam Thongsavat and Bree Rombi and we are running to be your ASUCD President and Vice President. Adam is a 4th year History major from Merced, CA. He is a current Senator, former Elections Committee Chair, Picnic Day Assistant Director, and Unitrans driver. Bree is a 3rd year Communications and Spanish double major from Huntington Beach, CA. She was a former Senator, former President of Cuarto Leadership Council, member of Outreach Assembly, Senator Pro Tempore, and a member of the UC Davis Varsity Bowling Team.
The message of BOLD is really simple: do things that will make a difference and have a lasting impact. UC Davis has been some of the most fun and positive years of our lives, despite the difficulties and imperfections, there is so much potential in our campus. Even though the challenges we face are great from fee hikes to budget cuts, our goal this year is to relentlessly pursue the betterment of student life and we have worked tirelessly since the day we started to make sure we live up to that purpose.
Together we have worked on things such as: Noise Ordinance Reform, funding for Campus Center for the Environment, funding for Aggie Pack, established a Renter's Rights Committee, Picnic Day expansion, establishing composting in the MU, and help establish a new unit-The Pantry. We have had the best office hours record, collectively only missed one meeting, and ran the budget hearings.
We would like to dedicate our term to accomplish the following:
AN ACTION PLAN TO REACH THE UC-WIDE 2020 SUSTAINABILITY MANDATE We will collaborate with environmental leaders to create a master plan for Davis to meet this mandate and follow with an educational campaign about its significance.
PATHWAY TO CREATE STUDENT JOBS We will work with our units to expand services and reform outdated units.
RESTORE AGGIE PRIDE AND SAVE PICNIC DAY We will work with downtown Davis businesses to get students pumped up about game days and create a unified campus. We will also ensure Picnic Day continues to be a annual UC Davis tradition.
WORK TO MAKE AGGIETV INTO ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S PREMIER STUDENT-RUN COLLEGE BROADCAST STATIONS.
LOBBY THE STATE AND UNIVERSTIY AGAINST FEE INCREASES This will include a lobby day at the capital. We will also collaborate with fellow students to educate individuals about the current budget crisis and possible solutions.
CREATE A SAFE CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT We understand student health and wellness is one of the most important things in college and we plan to support initiatives to increase the well being of students, physical and mental.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!
Vote ADAM THONGSAVAT and BREE ROMBI for President and Vice President and Vote BOLD #1-6 for ASUCD Senate!
Fall 2010 Election
Senate Candidate Statement
Hey Everyone! My name is Bree Rombi and I'm running for ASUCD Senate with the Leadership Empowerment Activism and Determination (L.E.A.D) slate this fall. I am a second year Communications and Spanish Double major. I want to be your ASUCD senator because I have a lot of great ideas to improve our campus that will help all of the students. I believe in everyone having a voice and I am here to help make the changes YOU want to see. Please don't hesitate to come talk to me about something you would like to see at UC Davis.
The elections will be November 11-14 at elections.ucdavis.edu!
EXPERIENCE -Member Outreach Assembly for the Environmental position ('08-09) -President of Cuarto Leadership Council ('08-09) -Intern for Senator Rebecca Schwartz ('08-09) -Intern for Senator Trevor Taylor ('09) -Communications Director for LEAD ('09) -Activities Director for Social Committee ('08-09) *Winner of the Leadership Award presented by Cuarto Leadership Council ('08-09) *Winner of Community Leader of the Year from the Environmental Policy and Planning Commission ('08-09)
UPDATE THE ASUCD WEBSITE TO INCLUDE A STUDENT CALENDAR We need to make the ASUCD website more user friendly and create easier access. This student calendar will be the go-to spot for all students to find out what is going on for each and every day. It will have pictures, each item will be color-coded, and you can click to filter out information. Every election people come in with good ideas like this, and little follow through. This is a good example of how to waste money, but this is also very easy to fix. I am tired of seeing little results—I want to be the one to change this.
BRING CLASS READERS TO CAMPUS COPIES Everyone knows what a pain it is to go off campus to buy yet another book for class and how expensive it can get. It would be much cheaper to buy it on campus from our very own Campus Copies. This would be easier for students and it would create more student jobs. I have a lot of experience with this project because I helped previous senator Rebecca Schwartz start this project. I plan on working with the professors and I want to make the move to permanently have all readers made at Campus Copies.
KEEP UC DAVIS COMPLETELY ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY We all see the different recycling trashcans on campus, but what about composting? We do very little composting on campus, and we actually ship huge amounts every day. I want to work to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible and to bring composting back to campus.
I am also advocating a stance against student fees and our classes being cut. I think it is ridiculous to increase our tuition, and I will fight against it!
If you see me around campus say hi, I would love to talk to you! Also, please contact me if there is anything that YOU want to see changed on campus. I'm open to any idea and I will work my hardest to see that it gets done. Please join my group and invite all of your friends!
REMEMBER Vote BREE ROMBI #1 for ASUCD Senate and LEAD #2-6!
2009-11-13 15:25:58 Congratulations! —GreatRyan