Ori Herschmann


View Ori’s Senate blog here.

Year: Class of 2015
Major(s): Political Economy, Public Policy
Minor(s): None
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

E-mail: oherschmann@asuc.org

Days: Monday
Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm
Location: Free Speech Movement Cafe or Cafe Strada


1. Greek Community

In the Greek Community, the conversation should now boil down to 3 words: dialogue, accountability, and trust. I want to hold roundtable meetings with key members of Pan-Hellenic, IFC, MCGC, and NPHC including members from different houses in leadership roles. We should further establish a strong dialogue between our community, the general CAL community, UCPD, Berkeley police department, and other elected city officials. We should be proud of the merits of the Greek System and publically share them in order to propel our community to the next level.

2. Healthiness is not a party issue; rather, it is a student’s fundamental right.

I believe students should have a say in what they eat, know where it comes from, know what is in it, and have a greater input in the options of what to eat.

3. Jewish Community

Within the next year, I hope to represent the community that I love through outreach and engagement with other cultural communities.I want to continue helping this community through active participation and involvement throughout the next year.
As a senator, I will listen to your concerns and present them to the ASUC and Cal community.

What’s your favorite thing about Cal?

The opportunities. If you have an interest, there is a club for that. If there is no club or organization that represents your views, then start one and I guarantee that tons of people will join! Cal is a special place in that the possibilities are endless, and people are always striving to achieve the best results!

What inspires you to serve the student body at Cal?

Change, The ASUC is an agent for change in the student body. Your concerns are my interests, I will strive to create as my change as I can within the student body by addressing YOUR concerns! We are unlike most student governments, we are very active and always address the issues that the students care about!