Associated Students - University of California, Irvine
President2019-01-16T20:30:34-08:00

Office of the President

Annie Le

President

E-mail President

I am Annie Le, a Criminology Law third-year undergraduate at University of California, Irvine. During freshman year, I was involved with ASUCI Recruitment & Retention (RAR) and also Campus Task Force Commission. Then, I became President’s Chief of Staff throughout my time as a sophomore.

With the honor of being your 2018-19 ASUCI President, through an enduring work ethic, I strive to further the interests of my constituents by working to bridge the gap between students and the Administration, followed by specific plans tailored to meet student need. After all, an Anteater must live true to its UCI motto, “Fiat Lux,” letting there be light on crucial matters:

  1. Acknowledge Demands, Accommodate & Advocate for Basic Needs
  2. Normalize Mental Health Narratives Discussion
  3. Necessitate Resources for Inclusive Campus Climate
  4. Invest Time and Implement Ideas to Inform
  5. Empower to Expand Student’s Political Engagement

Outside ASUCI, I work as Laboratory Student Assistant for UCI School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Biophysics. I am also a part of Music Production Crew for UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

Office of the President Cabinet

Cassius Rutherford
Cassius RutherfordPresident's Chief of Staff
Cassius “Cash” Rutherford is a senior at UC Irvine studying Political Science active in various local civic and political organizations. Cassius served two terms as the Vice President of the College Democrats at UCI, where the club was named the most outstanding special interest organization on campus for the 2017-2018 school year during his second term. Cassius now serves as the youngest executive board member for the Costa Mesa Democratic Club and the Democrats of Greater Irvine, in addition to volunteering with a local nonprofit group, People for Housing Orange County.

Cassius is also a passionate advocate in student government, where he started as a Legislative Affairs Intern before being appointed to serve in a newly formed role as Housing Commissioner for the Associated Students of UC Irvine. During the 2017-2018 school year, under ASUCI President Lydia Natoolo, Cassius and the Housing Commission were named the ASUCI President’s Commissioner and Commission of the Year, respectively. Cassius also has a burning passion for local politics, where he has worked and volunteered with numerous candidates and campaigns. Recently, Cassius staffed the successful campaigns of Cottie Petrie-Norris in Assembly District 74, where he worked as her field organizer, and Manuel Chavez in Costa Mesa’s 4th City Council District, where he worked closely with the UCI Alumni as his campaign manager.

Cassius now serves as a Chief of Staff to the ASUCI President Annie Le, where Cassius is a strong advocate for the needs of homeless and housing secure students, as well as broader affordable housing policy solutions.

Contact:
presidentcos@asuci.uci.edu
or 951-165-0461

Rivka Jones
Rivka JonesPresident's Chief of Staff
Hello, University of California Irvine student body!
My name is Rivka Jones and I attend the University of California Irvine as a third-year undergraduate Public Health major, along with a minor in Business Management. I am so excited to announce myself as the Chief of Staff for our ASUCI President, Annie Le.
To provide you all with a little bit more background information about myself, I am currently volunteering at organizations that supports the health and well-being of children.
My hobbies include horseback riding, painting, photography, playing the flute, reading, and ice skating! My desire is to expand my horizon by traveling the world to explore the many different cultures, languages, and different ways of living.
My favorite place in the whole entire world to visit is the ocean! An interesting fun fact about the ocean is that it covers about 71% of planet earth’s surface. I admire the ocean because it is a place where I can find peace, resilience, and complete happiness. The ocean reminds me about myself because it’s powerful, graceful, beautiful, easy to listen to, valuable, but still remains tranquil and humbled.
More interestingly, my goal is to have positive interactions with my peers and staff here at UCI. Let’s keep growing together, to make our dreams a reality!

Please feel free to contact me regarding any questions or concerns you may have :
presidentcos@asuci.uci.edu

Office of the President’s Commissioners

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Mary Hu
Mary HuStudent Programming Funding Board (SPFB)
Alan Calderon
Alan CalderonCampus Climate Commissioner
Merielle Macaraeg
Merielle MacaraegCampus Climate Commissioner
Mahima Avanti
Mahima AvantiResearch Mobilization Commissioner
Asia Cao
Asia CaoMental Health Commissioner
Kayleigh Lacy
Kayleigh LacyMental Health Commissioner
Nathalie VidalResearch Mobilization Commissioner
ChenDanni Liu
ChenDanni LiuHousing Security Commission
Christopher Marelich
Christopher MarelichHousing Security Commissioner