The mission of the CED Undergraduate Student Council (UgSC) is to represent the undergraduate student body within the College; address the needs of undergraduate peers through service; provide representation on College committees; and advocate for the undergraduate student population in CED to faculty and administration.
UgSC is affectionally pronounced /UHG-see/.
Basic responsibilities include:
- Bi-weekly or monthly (depending on council consensus) council meetings.
- Council meeting with the Dean and Associate Dean of Undergrduate Education minimum of once per semester.
- All other tasks developed in one's annual term.
Structure of Council (Subject to change by council's will by consensus):
1 to 2 representatives per academic major in CED
- 1-2 representatives for Architecture
- 1-2 representatives for Landscape Architecture
- 1-2 representatives for Sustainable Environmental Design
- 1-2 representatives for Urban Studies
- 1-2 representatives for Individual Major
- Contact us at email@example.com
- CalLink Website: https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/UgSC-CED
Meet Your 2019-2020 UgSC Representatives!
Gabriela Nehorayan | 4th year
Gabriela Nehorayan is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a minor in Sustainable Design. She takes a special interest in innovation and Human-Centered design within the architecture field. Outside of studio and classes, Gabriela has a passion for dance as an alternative creative outlet. She is additional an avid designer and she takes on the role of Design Chair and Apparel Chair in multiple clubs.
I want to advocate for a community setting within CED by creating a mentorship program that matches upperclassman with lower-classman.
I want to advocate for affordability by creating a reuse and sale program through CED for people to sell and donate unused/extra materials.
I want to improve CED student teacher connections by providing events that allow you to talk with your teacher outside of a classroom setting.
Alex Zhao | 3rd year
My name is Alex, and I’m an Architecture student with an interest in construction, structural engineering, and architectural history. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy graphic design in the form of stickers and hoarding stationary.
Improving mental health conditions, resources, and access across the college.
Reduce the cost of a comprehensive design education through fundraisers, scholarships, and grants.
Increase collaboration and mentorship from freshmen students to alumni.
Brigitta Rehn | 4th year
I would like to be more directly involved in the CED community this year and I believe that the council brings together the various undergraduate programs in an important way that benefits the overall school which I hope to add to by representing both Landscape Architecture and transfer students.
Encouraging greater undergraduate attendance at events and lectures at CED through more focused advertising and outreach.
Creating a framework for knowledge sharing among CED students to promote an atmosphere of communal learning.
Creating a more organized system of reuse and passing on materials in order to provide for lower student costs and waste reduction.
Sustainable Environmental Design
Daisy Lewis | 1st year
I am extremely passionate about leadership. I was involved in Student Government in high school, and was class president all 4 years, and was Student Body President for my junior and senior years. I was also a part of the California Association of Student Councils and acted as secretary and outreach director of the Sacramento region. I hope to continue to be a part of leadership organizations and advocate for a better experience for those around me. Coming from a very diverse city and school, I have learned the importance of diversity and equity in education. So far, this college has been very welcoming and seems like the type of place I would love to work with and be a part of the great changes being made. I hope to also be able to combine this with my love for the environment and sustainability.
I want to connect CED to the rest of the university and make sure more people know who we are, and perhaps work with other colleges on projects to create bigger changes.
I would like to advocate for an entirely sustainable and waste-free college, encouraging reusable and/or used materials.
I want to create a space/place where students can voice their opinions and suggestions for the program, and/or a place to easily connect with the career center to get started on ideas or career goals they have as soon as possible, and connect with professionals who can help guide their ideas, thinking, and path.
Camila Stacchetti | 3rd year
In 2018-2019 I was a member of SED Inc and attended the first town hall for my major. I witnessed the impact of sharing experiences amongst peers and brainstorming solutions for ongoing areas of improvement within the major and the college. Through these small initiatives I realized how I wanted to increase my involvement within CED.
Make it more feasible to major and minor within the college by providing more information and guidelines that map out this academic prospect.
Increase SED's presence within the college by showcasing students work and projects.
Broaden students' scope of life after college by hosting social events that connect student with CED alumni that represent alternative career paths.
Marc Flores | 4th year
Students in CED have much to say about how the college could improve its process of progressing through the years and the questionnaire at the end of the semester can’t capture the range of thoughts that come and go through the weeks. Urban Studies’ Achilles heel is the tragedy of the commons, and in CED, that means when students are engaged with their school work, thinking about their contribution to the future scheme of the college is a background concern so I seek to remind students that their input is part of their collective responsibility and the advisory board’s responsibility is to frame their input towards the longitudinal goals of the college.
Provide a consistent outlet for students to express their opinions;
Advocate for designated major events to provide space for inter-major collaboration and networking;
Promote sustainable practices with assistance from campus partners
Yorgelys Monroy | 4th year
I would love to contribute to the legislative process affecting my fellow peers and me. Engaging in an organization as the CED Undergraduate Student Council will provide me with the necessary tools to help students, beyond my current method of studying with one another. My professional goal is to earn a position in the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Host educational events/ symposiums for the broader Berkeley community and neighboring cities;
Increase accessibility to Bay Area sustainability conferences for interested students;
Provide introductory level classes of softwares often used in the college
Ashea Fuller | 4th year
As a re-entry transfer, veteran, and parent, Ashea proudly represents and stands in solidarity with non-traditional students from a position of expansive life and work experience. As a humanist and empath, it is easy for her to meet all people and systems where they are. An action-oriented realist, she proactively uses her own subset of privilege to boldly face historically overlooked issues, influence and impact social and physical structures with intention, and create change.
Support student wellness in academic rigor
Real world innovation & collaboration
Practicum-based solutions to CED/department needs
Undergraduate Student Council Advisor
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