Advising: What We Do

Contact: phoenixadvise@ucdavis.edu

Saranjit Uppal – Undergraduate Academic Advisor supporting Entomology & Course Administrator for Phoenix Cluster

Responsible for:

  • Academic Advising for students
  • Department program reviews
  • Seminar organization and planning
  • Student recruitments and outreach
  • Teaching Committee Support
  • Course material fees processing
  • Course scheduling, room reservations, evaluations, advertisements
  • Managing DESII
  • PTA Numbers and Grade Change petitions
  • Regalia for Fall and Spring Commencement Ceremony
  • Textbook Adoptions and course related copying

Francesca De Las Alas – Undergraduate Academic Advisor supporting Global Disease Biology and Entomology

Responsible for:

  • Academic Advising for Global Disease Biology and Entomology major students
  • Academic dress, degree certification, departmental awards/citations, exit interviews
  • Accreditation management
  • Approval of Minors: Global Disease Biology, Agricultural Pest Management, Forensic Entomology, Insect Biology, Insect Ecology and Evolution, Medical-Veterinary Entomology, Nematology
  • Integrated Curriculum Management System (ICMS) and Articulation management
  • Coordination of Research Scholars in Insect Biology Program
  • Orientations for new students
  • Recruit and train peer advisors and organize their projects
  • Student recruitments and outreach
  • First Year Aggie Connection facilitator

Elvira Hack – Undergraduate Academic Advisor supporting Animal Biology and the Science and Society Program which includes Career Discovery Group and the Contemporary Leadership Minor

Responsible for:

  • Academic Advising Animal Biology Major and Contemporary Leadership Minor students 
  • Academic dress, degree certification, departmental awards/citations, exit interviews  
  • Accreditation management  
  • Administration approval of course material fees waiver for Career Discovery Group  
  • Approval of Minors: Contemporary Leadership Minor, Pest Management, Forensic Entomology, Insect Biology, Insect Ecology and Evolution, Medical-Veterinary Entomology   
  • Department program reviews: Animal Biology Major and Science and Society Program 
  • Integrated Curriculum Management System (ICMS) and Articulation management  
  • Coordination of Animal Biology Major, Contemporary Leadership Minor, Science and Society Program and Career Discovery Group 
  • Orientations for new students  
  • Recruit and train peer advisors and organize their projects
  • Student recruitments and outreach 
  • Teaching committee support  
  • First Year Aggie Connection facilitator 
  • Animal Biology Club Advisor  

Theresa Garcia – Graduate Program Coordinator supporting Entomology and Plant Pathology graduate programs

Responsible for:

  • Academic Advising for students
  • Department program reviews
  • Integrated Curriculum Management System (ICMS) and Articulation management
  • Input financial support for students into Grad Tracks
  • Orientations for new students
  • Seminar organization and planning
  • Student recruitments and outreach
  • TA Selection, Job Descriptions, Offer Letters and TA Financial Break-down