The Office of the External Affairs Vice President (EAVP) is the advocacy branch of the Associated Students of UC Davis’ (ASUCD) executive office. The executive office is made up of four components: President, Internal Vice President, External Affairs Vice President, and Controller. The job of EAVP is simple, to represent the interests of students on a local, state, and federal level.

Prior to being the EAVP, this office was called the Office of Advocacy and Student Representation (OASR). The office’s function will continue to be the same. The role of EAVP with regard to campus is working on a variety of projects that tackle pressing issues that affect the students of UC Davis. This includes, but is not limited to; housing insecurity, food insecurity, discrimination, environmental protection, etc.

The name of the office changed with the passage of a constitutional amendment in the Fall 2018 elections followed by the passage of ASUCD Senate Bill 39 (SB39), which institutionalized the name in the bylaws. With this name change, ASUCD aligns with the rest of the UC student governments and sets forth on a journey of cooperation to promote proper and equitable representation for the campus population.

The office hopes to tackle issues that affect students most, like homelessness and food insecurity. The office is currently are working on a project known as Davis Community Co-operative (DCC), which will help tackle homelessness and hunger.

Through Davis Community Co-operative the office hopes to be able to  help feed the homeless, as well as the work with students from socio-economically disadvantaged communities in Davis, Winters, Woodland, and Sacramento. In doing so the office wants to create a community service oriented office. Moreover, part of what the office does includes lobbying for legislation that can change the lives of students here on campus. Right now, we have an agricultural bill in the Assembly that provides grants for small farms to use irrigation systems that use less water. It's important for students because reducing our water usage allows us to grow more food with less water and can therefore alleviate food insecurity here on campus.

Currently the Office is made up of one EAVP, Chief of Staff, Director of Public Engagement,  Legislative Director, City and Community Affairs Director, Two Organizing Directors,  Four Campaign Chairs, Lobby Corps Director, and Lobby Corp Members. 

Position Name Email
External Affairs Vice President Edgar Masias advocacy@asucd.ucdavis.edu
Chief of Staff  Adam Hatefi coseavp@asucd.ucdavis.edu
Director Of Public Engagement Francois Kappealin eavppress@asucd.ucdavis.edu
Director of State and Federal Affairs     
Organizing Director  Thais  organizing@asucd.ucdavis.edu
Organizing Director  Muhammad organizing@asucd.ucdavis.edu
City and Community Affairs Director  Mohammad Qayum  
Lobby Corp    
Racial Justice Now Campaign Chair  Jumoke, Valencia   
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