ENVS Undergraduate Advising

Fall 2021 Environmental Studies Advising 

    1. Drop-in Advising: Monday 1:00-3:00 PM PST (In Person), Wednesday 9:00-11:00 AM PST (In Person), Friday 9:00-11:00 AM PST (Remote) & 1:00-3:00 PST (Remote). 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 find 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 
      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. Some appointments will be via Zoom. The meeting information will be available in the event description, confirmation email, and reminder email. We are offering in-person advising 
      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:

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

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

Fridays:
9:00AM - 11:00AM PST: Remote Drop-in Advising via Zoom (see below for link)
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. 

 

ENVS APPOINTMENT/DROP-IN ZOOM INFORMATION:

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ENVS UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING TEAM

Advising is one way to make the most of your university experience. We encourage you to utilize advising as much as you need. Ask questions, seek advice, and make decisions that work best for you.
Our office is staffed by Peer Advisors and an Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Advisor also has appointment availability to discuss and clarify any ENVS program policy, signatures and approvals, and advise students who need to talk about any difficulties they are facing.
 
Petitions, forms, and signatures require 2-4 weeks to be reviewed. Emails to our office will generally receive a reply in 2-4 business days. Please plan accordingly. 

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

Meet the Peer Advisors 

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Halle Sunabe
I’m a fourth year ENVS major with a concentration in Global Environmental Justice and a minor in Politics. 
My academic interests include food sovereignty and food security, environmental justice, and anti-imperialism (among other things!). My non-academic interests include hiking, music, cats, and trying very hard to grow things. Come say hi!! 
Skyla Atkinson
Hi everyone! My name is Skyla Atkinson and I'm a third-year environmental studies and biology major! I'm interested in all things conservation and wildlife and hope to pursue a career in that one day. Aside from school, I enjoy going to the beach and playing with my cat, Sage! I always love to hear from you guys, so please reach out with any questions :)

Meet the Undergraduate Advisor

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Cassie Isaacson
Hello! Originally from San Jose, I have also spent time living in Thailand, Southern California, Ecuador, and Arkansas before starting at UCSC in 2018. After three years as a college advisor at Merrill and Colleges and Nine and Ten, I joined ENVS as the undergraduate program coordinator and department advisor! When I'm not advising, I enjoy taking walks, drinking coffee, trying out new vegetarian recipes, and hosting virtual game nights with family and friends. As the ENVS undergrad advisor, it is my role to support students in our department however I can. No question is too small, so don't hesitate to reach out!

 

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