ENVS Undergraduate Advising

Drop-in Advising Hours

Winter 2020

 Appointment Advising

Appointment advising can be scheduled through Slug Success and is reserved for students who need confidential assistance and/or approval signatures on various official forms (Academic Plans, Major Declaration Petition, Major Adviser Verification, Part-Time Approval, EAP Planning Form, etc.).

If you have general questions (that are not listed on the above reasons) or plan to schedule an appointment, please meet with our peer advisers first during drop-in advising or email us at envsadvi@ucsc.edu. We want to make sure to leave appointment advising availabilities for students needing the above requests. 

ENVS UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING

Advising is one way to make the most of your university experience. The advising system at UC Santa Cruz is amazing, and we encourage you to use it often. Ask questions, seek advice, and make decisions that work best for you.

Our office is staffed by Peer Advisors and a Department Advisor. Our Peer Advisors are ENVS majors trained to advise students in all things ENVS. They speak from their own experience, are super friendly, and are an excellent resource. Peer advisors are available during our drop-in advising times (see below). The Department Advisor is also available for one-on-one appointments to discuss and clarify any ENVS program policy, signatures and approvals, and advise students who need confidential assistance. 

For all petitions and forms, please allow 2-4 weeks for review. For all emails, please allow 2-3 business days for response. 

 Advising Office: ISB 4th Floor, room 405
Email:  ENVSAdvi@ucsc.edu
Undergraduate Advisor: Riri Shibata
Peer Advisor: Felix Vazquez

Peer Advisors 

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Felix Vazquez

I’m a 4th year undergraduate pursuing the ENVS single major with a concentration in GIS. I spent my Summer in Japan working on various GIS projects which led to the development of my thesis, which is focused on urban development and sprawl in Tokyo. I am interested in art, architecture, and design and their relationships to modern concepts of the environment. In addition to being the lead ENVS peer advisor, I have also been the MSI tutor and learning assistant for ENVS 24 and 25. I love helping people, so don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions about the department, college, or what it is like to be a metropolitan LA boy living in this much smaller city :P

Undergraduate Advisor
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Riri Shibata

I joined the ENVS department after graduating from UCSC in Environmental Studies and Legal Studies. As a fellow Banana Slug and with my previous experience as a peer advisor, I am excited to share opportunities and experiences, and learn more from current students through their academic journies. 

As the Department Advisor, I'm ready to help students with degree planning, career exploration, and approval signatures on various official forms (Academic Plans, Major Declaration Petition, Major Adviser Verification, Part-Time Approval, EAP Planning Form, etc.). 

 Advising Office: ISB 4th Floor, room 405
Email:  ENVSAdvi@ucsc.edu
Undergraduate Advisor: Riri Shibata
Peer Advisors: Felix Vazquez