Deena Gharibian

Arts and Humanities Senator


Hello, My name is Deena Gharibian, my pronouns are she/her/hers, and I am the current Senator of Arts and Humanities with the Associated Students. I am a Philosophy and Political Science double major and a member of the UCSD Mock Trial Team. I ran for AS, despite never participating in student government, in order to give students like me a voice on our massive campus. I want to improve the undergraduate experience for those in Arts and Humanities majors by listening to my peers and hopefully instituting meaningful change for future students. Please feel free to send me an email at dgharibi@ucsd.edu regarding any questions or comments you may have.

Weekly Reports

Week Summary
10-21-2020

Outreach Hour

Met with president of UCSD Armenian Students Association and several Armenian students one-on-one. 

Senator Project Updates

 

Resolution Committed to Condeming the Attacks on Artsakh and Standing in Solidarity with the Armenian Community at UC San Diego co-sponsored by myself and Senator Terzian passed on October 14. 

Internal Committee

 

Attended Legislative Committee. 

External Committee

 

Attended the San Diego Divisional Representative meeting with Assembly Members, Student Representatives, and Research Advisiors.

Summary

I feel optimistic that UCSD is moving in the right direction in regards to the struggle faced by its Armenian student population. I am still working on getting a statement made by administration because I know how important it is to Armenians like myself to know our school is standing behind its students. 

 

11-04-2020

Outreach Hour

Hosted office hours on Monday Oct. 26 between 2-3 on Zoom. 

Senator Project Updates

 

In the early stages of potentially creating a Journalism/Professional Writing minor at UCSD.

Internal Committee

 

Discussed hiring of new Advocate General and new developments with contact from Turkic students regarding the Instragram post from Office of the External. 

External Committee

 

Met with Academic Senate to disucss how to utilize the resources provided by the staff to bring about our senator projects.

Summary

Senate was successful in finalizing the budget for the 2020-2021 year as well as appointing new members of staff. 

 

11-11-2020

Outreach Hour

Met with students who voiced concerns over a recent resolution that was passed, and facilitated a healthy dialogue and discussed tangible solutions for one hour. 

Senator Project Updates

 

Resolution passed, first project complete.

Internal Committee

 

Internal committee canceled this week. 

External Committee

 

External Committee canceled this week. 

Summary

Had a few productive meetings despite there being no Senate this week.

 

12-02-2020

Outreach Hour

Spent an hour with a student organization asking for feedback and suggestions.

Senator Project Updates

 

Wrote and Co-Sponsored a new Resolution with Senator Francisco regarding the P/NP deadline for Winter and Spring quarter that was passed in Senate. 

Internal Committee

 

Discussed exisiting and upcoming legislation for Senate.  

External Committee

 

Sat in the Academic Senate meeting with Chancellor Khosla and Vice Chancellor Simmons and heard new proposals.

Summary

Had a productive week, specifically with the Resolution being passed and hoepfully making academic accomodations something Academic Senate with support in the upcoming months. 

 

12-16-2020

Outreach Hour

Held Office Hours on Monday, Dec. 7th for 1 hour with constitutents. 

Senator Project Updates

 

Discussing with office of academic affairs in order to begin the process of creating a new minor next quarter.

Internal Committee

 

Approved items in Leg. Committee that were discussed in length during Senate. 

External Committee

 

Discussion about the new P/NP deadlines and what it entails.

Summary

Last week of Senate until the next quarter, looking forward to another productive quarter!

 

01-20-2021

Outreach Hour

Met with a students from news media outlets at UCSD to discuss ideas for a future project. 

Senator Project Updates

 

Working on a proof of concept for creating a Journalism minor at UCSD by sending out a google form.

Internal Committee

 

Passed the new standing rules and legislative items on the agenda before Senate.

External Committee

 

Discussed what steps to take to create the Journalism minor after being informed that the Literature department may not be interested in pursuing one.  

Summary

A productive week in finally beginning the process for my new Senator Project.