ENVS Undergraduate Advising

Summer 2021 Environmental Studies Advising 

    1. Drop-in Advising via Zoom: Monday and Wednesday 12:00-1:30PM PST Come see us if you have any quick questions. Each drop-in advising will be 5-10 mins. If you join drop-in advising, we'll let you in from the waiting room in order you came in. Thanks in advance for your patience! Please scroll down to fiind the Zoom information for the drop-in. 
    2. Email: Although we may take 2-3 business days to respond, we will be super available to advise you over email at envsadvi@ucsc.edu. Emails about advising that are not to sent to this address will not be responded. 
    3. By appointment via Zoom Call/Video Call (no in-person option available)
      1. Schedule a 30 min appointment using this link. Fill out the form as best as you can, it’ll help us prepare (if we have time) for your appointment. *You can schedule up to 1 hour in advance.*
      2. The appointment will be via Zoom. The meeting information will be available in the event description, confirmation email, and reminder email. 
      3. For privacy reasons, you may be designated into a waiting room at the time of your appointment. Once you click the link, a message will appear until your adviser lets you into the meeting. We apologize if there are any delays to your appointment, please hang tight and we will be with you as soon as we can. 
      4. How to prepare for your appointment: Have ready your ID number and myUCSC pulled up on your computer, tablet, or phone. 
      5. Cancelling your appointment: Nothing we appreciate more than people who let us know in advance if they are cancelling!! Not only you are being considerate of our time but you are also letting other students take your spot! Super cool to do! Please cancel by following the prompts on your reminder emails or email us at envsadvi@ucsc.edu.


Fall 2021 Environmental Studies Advising 

In order to align with campus directives regarding the COVID-19 response and to ensure community health and safety, Environmental Studies advising will continue remote advising options and offer limited drop-in advising. Please read carefully below to select the most appropriate advising option for you. We appreciate you in advance for selecting an option that fits best for you so that we can make sure our advising is accessible for all of our students and needs. All of us are going through this transition back differently! 

  • In-person Drop-in Advising: If you are fully vaccinated and you are able to come to campus, please use this option for any 10-15min advising. This should be ample time to help us support you with most of your advising needs. Masks are required. Thank you for your help in making our office safe. 

  • Remote Drop-in Advising via Zoom: If you are not fully unvaccinated and/or you live remotely (away from Santa Cruz), please use this option for any 10-15min advising. This should be ample time to help us support you with most of your advising needs. If you join drop-in advising, we'll let you in from the waiting room in order you came in. Thanks in advance for your patience! Please scroll down to fiind the Zoom information for the drop-in. 

  • Remote Appointment Advising via Zoom: If you are not fully unvaccinated and/or you live remotely (away from Santa Cruz), please use this option for any advising that requires 30mins of appointment time. This is only for students who need advising for any appeals, personal and private concerns, or petitions.


Fall 2021 Advising Hours:

9:00AM - 11:00PM PST: Remote Appointment Advising via Zoom
1:00PM - 3:00PM PST: In-person Drop-in Advising in ISB 403

9:00AM - 11:00PM PST In-person Drop-in Advising in ISB 403
1:00PM - 3:00PM PST:Remote Appointment Advising via Zoom 

9:00AM - 11:00PM PST: In-person Drop-in Advising in ISB 403
1:00PM - 3:00PM PST: Remote Drop-in Advising via Zoom (see below for link)


FAQ's about Remote Advising:

How do I Zoom?  What is this?

Zoom is software we can use to connect virtually.  It can be audio only or audio and video, and the program also has screen-sharing capabilities.  You can use a computer or your phone for Zoom advising; we just ask that you please be somewhere you can hear us and can talk out loud.  UCSC provides Zoom to all students, staff, and faculty for free. Instructions and login here: https://its.ucsc.edu/zoom/index.html


I need to get a form signed - how does that work?

Most forms are available online, fill it out electronically as best as you can or scan it, and email it to envsadvi@ucsc.edu. As always, form review takes 3-4 business days. Make sure you plan accordingly. 


I already have an advising appointment scheduled - how will that meeting happen?

Depending on when you scheduled your appointment, you will be getting a reminder email with a link to the meeting 3 separate times: 2 days before, 24hours before, and 4 hours before! The link will bring you to the adviser’s “waiting room” - they’ll add you to their meeting room once they’re finished talking with the person ahead of you. Thank you thank you for your patience if there are delays to your appointment. Just hang tight, or reschedule with us. 


My internet connection is unreliable or I don’t want to use Zoom - can I do my appointment on the phone instead?

You bet!  Please email us at envsadvi@ucsc.edu or dial the phone number and enter the meeting ID below when you are prompted. Alllll of this information will be available in your appointment description via email. 



Join Zoom Meeting

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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, forms, and signatures, please allow 2-4 weeks for review. For all emails, please allow 2-3 business days for response. Please plan accordingly. 

 Advising Office: ISB 4th Floor, room 405
Email:  ENVSAdvi@ucsc.edu
Undergraduate Advisor: Riri Shibata
Peer Advisors: Kathy Cardoza and Halle Sunabe

Peer Advisors 


Kathy Cardoza
Hey y’all! Im Kathy and I’m a 3rd year double majoring in ENVS and Sociology! I grew up in the Central Valley and the Bay Area where I learned a lot about food systems and food insecurity. I’m interested in the intersections of food justice and environmental racism and hope to someday work with the USDA. I’m also involved in greek life and student life on campus so if y'all ever have any questions feel free to ask me about anything :).
Halle Sunabe
I’m a second year ENVS single major with a concentration in Global Environmental Justice, as of right now. I’m also considering a politics minor or double major, and I’m interested in agroecology, too-- I’m still definitely in the ‘figuring it out’ stage of my academic career! I’m excited to help others through the same and to meet some of my ENVS peers.
My academic interests include food sovereignty and food security, environmental justice in terms of economic inequality, and alternative forms of government (among other things!). My non-academic interests include hiking, baking, music, and watching tiktoks. 
Skyla Atkinson
My name is Skyla Atkinson and I'm a second-year environmental studies and biology major. I hope to go into wildlife biology! I grew up in the LA area and really enjoy the change of scenery that UCSC offers. I have two dogs, Milo and Otis, who I love spending time with. I'm looking forward to helping my peers and meeting more of the ENVS community!

Undergraduate Advisor


 Advising Office: ISB 4th Floor, room 405
Email:  ENVSAdvi@ucsc.edu
Undergraduate Advisor: 
Peer Advisors: Kathy Cardoza, Skyla Atkinson, and Halle Sunabe