About The Senate

Regular meetings: Tuesdays at 7:00pm in Nitery 209

The Undergraduate Senate’s main functions include legislation, advocacy, and programming on behalf of the student body’s interests and needs. The Senate is comprised of 15 undergraduates, elected each spring. Each senator generally serves on two of the six permanent committees, in addition to general Senate activity.

Branden Crouch
Junior
Chair of Senate
Appropriations Committee
Branden Crouch is a psychology major with an interest in consulting and marketing. In his free time he enjoys reading, running, writing music, and hanging out with friends. Feel free to reach out to Branden at bcrouc@stanford.edu.
Garima Sharma
Sophomore
Deputy Chair of Senate
Advocacy Committee
Garima is from New Delhi, India, and is majoring in Public Policy & Economics. She is immensely passionate about women's issues, and is on staff at the Women's Community Center. Feel free to reach out to her via email!
Viraj Bindra
Sophomore
Student Life Committe Chair
ARP Committee Chair
Viraj is a hot SymSys major from Singapore. He likes graphic design, road trips, Thai food, and trashy club music. Email him with any & every concern or follow him on twitter @viraj_bindra.
Christos Haveles
Sophomore
Appropriations Committe Deputy Chair
Academic Affairs Committee
Christos is a pre-med student from Connecticut. He enjoys eating any type of cuisine, being active, and staying positive. He always looks forward to meeting new people to talk, so just email him.
Lauren Miller
Sophomore
Student Life Committe
ARP Committee Chair
Lauren is a sophomore from a small town outside of Chicago, and is planning to major in History and Political Science. In addition to Senate, she serves on the Executive Board of the Pre-Law Society, is a member of the Executive Board of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, and likes to go on long runs in her spare time.
Daniela Olivos
Sophomore
Advocacy Committee Co-Chair
Appropriations, A&R
Daniela is a sophomore majoring in International Relations, with a minor in Latin American Studies. She was born in Santiago, Chile, but has been living in Miami for the last couple of years. When not participating in extra-curriculars and obsessing over the news, she spends her time looking for adventures & watching documentaries.
Ismael "Ish" Menjivar
Sophomore
Student Life Committe
Communications Caucus
Ish is from Los Angeles and leaning towards being a teacher when he grows up. He hasn't declared yet, but is thinking of majoring in SymSys and minoring in Education. He's open to conversation, and loves talking one-on-one, so don't be scared to email him.
Kimberly Bacon
Sophomore
Appropriations Committee Deputy Chair
Academic Affairs
Kim is a sophomore from Washington, D.C. majoring in American Studies and minoring in Modern Language. In addition to Senate, she is am a member of Chi Omega, the Black Student Union, and Dance Marathon Executive.
Jack Weller
Sophomore
Administration & Rules Committee Chair
Advocacy Committee
Jack hails from San Diego. When not performing ASSU business, he enjoys reading, running, and perfecting his Jack Donaghy impression. You can find him talking a bit too loudly at Coupa.
Shahab Fadavi
Sophomore
Academic Affairs Committee Chair
Student Life Committee
Shahab Fadavi is Chair of Academic Affairs and the Representative to the Faculty Senate. He is also an Analyst at Stanford Finance and Associate at Stanford Marketing Group.
Anna Brezhneva
Sophomore
Student Life Committee
Academic Affairs
Besides her involvement on Senate, Anna volunteers with Circle K and saves lives on a weekly basis at the Stanford Climbing Wall. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, swimming at Avery, watching Suits or How I Met Your Mother and spending all of her savings at Starbucks. Feel free to email her to discuss any issues or just to chat.
Brandon Hightower
Sophomore
Advocacy Committee Co-Chair
Academic Affairs
Brandon is a sophomore from Orlando, Florida majoring in Engineering Physics. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys playing basketball and baseball, listening to good music, and watching the Science channel. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions feel free to email him.
Janhavi Vartak
Sophomore
Appropriations Committee
Student Life Committee
Janhavi is from India, is on the Stanford Bhangra team and was on Frosh Council freshman year. She's probably a CS major, and is passionate about dance, human rights & modern literature.
Nancy Pham
Junior
Appropriations Committee Chair
Academic Affairs Committee
Nancy is a Floridian majoring in IR. She enjoys hanging with friends, collecting stuffed animals and reading blogs. She loves gummy bears, hugs, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Bribe her with CoHo drinks.