Chitra Kulkarni

Off Campus AS Senator


Hi everyone, my name is Chitra Kulkarni (she/her/hers) and I am honored to be one of your Off-Campus Senators. I am a fourth-year pre-law student, majoring in Cognitive Science with a specialization in Neuroscience and minoring in Philosophy with an emphasis in law, ethics, and society. I strive to bring as many legal resources and educational opportunities to the process of moving off campus as I can. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to express your views about anything, I am always here to listen and to translate your voice into action. Please feel free to email me at cnkulkar@ucsd.edu or reach out to me on social media!

Weekly Reports

Week Summary
10-21-2020

Outreach Hour

I reached out to inidividuals from commuter organizations to advertise the upcoming off-campus event, as well as to see how we can serve the off-campus students better together. In addition, Senator Estus and I planned and posted a facebook post to get the Off-campus facebook page up and running again. 

Senator Project Updates

 

Senator Estus and I have been working together to put together an off-campus talk series for off-campus/commuter students. We had an event last week and we are planning for another event at the beginning of November, centered around self-care. This week I have been focusing on scheduling the speakers and getting the event details in place. 

Internal Committee

 

In legislative commitee, this week we passed the motion to appoint more members to AS and discussed the Resolution passed last week regarding the Attacks on Artsakh. We also discussed ways to improve the accountability of AS senators. 

External Committee

On the Changemaker Co-curricular committee this week, we discussed what it means to be a changemaker, how to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals into the Changemaker pathways. We also reviewed the changemaker pathway proposal that will be coming out soon. 

 

Summary

After last week's event, most of this week was organizing, emailing, and planning for the next event that is in 3 weeks. 

 

11-04-2020

Outreach Hour

This week, I reached out to a couple other commuter organization heads and had a meeting with the commuter representatives of ERC. 

Senator Project Updates

 

Senator Estus and I have been working on getting our second event, happening on Nov 10, in order. I have been the contact person for some of the speakers we will be having and I have been in touch with them getting the logistics ironed out. 

Internal Committee

 

The legislative committee passed some motions to appoint new members to AS. We also discussed the interview of the advocate general. 

External Committee

 

In the Changemaker committee this week we discussed concrete ways to promote what a Changemaker is in the UCSD community. We also discussed the ways in which we can implement changemaker pathways into existing UCSD programs.  

Summary

Overall, my committee meetings were productive and I am getting prepared for my event in about a week and a half. 

 

11-11-2020

Outreach Hour

Senator Estus and I had a meeting with two commuter representatives in the last two weeks. The hour long meetings were used to discuss the ways we could help with commuter orgs on campus, as well as to get more ideas for events that we can host in the next quarters. 

Senator Project Updates

We had our second event, the self-care event, on Tuesday, November 10 which was our second event in our off-campus talk series. 

Internal Committee

Legislative committee did not meet this week because of the Veteran's Day holiday. 

External Committee

I had a Changemaker committee meeting where we discussed the specific projects that we want to focus on for this quarter and we designated people from the committee to those assignments. 

Summary

Overall, I had an event this week and met with all committees except for the internal committee. 

 

11-18-2020

Outreach Hour

Senator Estus and I had a meeting with another college commuter representative, where we discussed ideas for virtual events and possible collaborations. 

Senator Project Updates

 

We are getting ready to host our third event of the quarter, which is a study jam. We have submitted the senator funds request and gotten the flyer ready. 

Internal Committee

 

Legislative committee discussed four items in the meeting this time, two were appointing members and two were about upcoming legislation.  

External Committee

 

External committee did not meet this week; we have a meeting coming up on Tuesday to discuss and report back from the previous meeting.  

Summary

In conclusion, this week the focus has been getting all things set up for events and meetings that are about to happen. 

 

12-02-2020

Outreach Hour

We advertised the self care presentation from our self care event a couple of weeks ago.

Senator Project Updates

 

We have no further events this quarter but Senator Estus and I have already started planning for next quarter.

Internal Committee

 

We passed motions to welcome more members in AS and then discussed 2 remaining resolutions regarding academics and the rules of AS.

External Committee

 

Did not meet this week

Summary

Continuing to plan for events for next quarter!

 

12-16-2020

Outreach Hour

Senator Estus and I had a meeting with the Warren Commuter Representative in which we discussed ideas for next quarter, collaboration ideas, and how to improve engagement. 

Senator Project Updates

 

Senator Estus and I met with AVP Phan to discuss and start planning our virtual series for next quarter, in which we have 3 events decided. 

Internal Committee

 

We discussed two motions that were going to be discussed in Senate. 

External Committee

 

Didn't meet. 

Summary

Continuing to plan events for next quarter!

 

01-20-2021

Outreach Hour

Senator Estus and I are in discussions with commuter organizations and the commuter councils to be able to have a UCSD wide meeting to discuss plans for winter and spring quarters.

Senator Project Updates

 

Senator Estus and I met with the AVP of Food and Housing to finalize details for our upcoming event in week 6. We also are in the process of setting up meetings to discuss details with our speakers.

Internal Committee

 

In legislative committee, we passed a motion to bring changes to the standing rules. 

External Committee

 

Did not meet this week.

Summary

I am continuing work on my senator project with Senator Estus and we are finalizing details for the event.