Spring Quarter Advising & Community Lounge Open (beginning April 3):

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 1pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 1pm
Friday: Remote only, email lalsadvising@ucsc.edu

LALS Advising is in the Department Office at Merrill 32. The Community Lounge is just down the hall in Merrill 39. Zoom advising appointments are available on Navigate Slug Success. Please email lalsadvising@ucsc.edu with any questions and we'll get back to you ASAP.

Please note that advising hours will be updated on this page, as needed and as soon as we are aware of changes in scheduling--we appreciate your flexibility. The Advising Office will be closed during campus closures and holidays.


Online Resources Available 24/7

Your LALS Advising 2022-23 Support Team

LALS Undergraduate Program Coordinator Ursula Oberg

As a former UCSC undergrad and longtime advisor, I have a lot of ideas about how to make the most of your time here. My UCSC student time included campus jobs (tour guide, residential assistant), working in peer education and as a course assistant, attending and organizing campus events, long hours at McHenry Library doing research for papers, and always, always, going to professors' office hours!

I can't wait to hear about you and your interests. Let's start a conversation about how I can support you in your LALS journey.

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LALS Program Intern and Peer Advisor Abbie Tafolla

Hello everyone! I am happy to announce that I am this year's LALS Program Intern and Peer Advisor. I am a second year student at UCSC double majoring in Spanish Studies and Education, Democracy, and Justice. I am really interested in implementing Spanish and bilingual education into schools and communities.

I look forward to meeting you in this academic year. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns about the LALS program, I will be more than happy to help and support you.


LALS Peer Advisor Marissa Guzman

Hey folks! My name is Marissa and I am a fourth year Latin American/Latino Studies and Feminist Studies double major. I am a community organizer from San Francisco, mainly organizing with the Committee In Solidarity With the People of El Salvador but organizing in the Latine Mission District more broadly. Currently, I’m working on my senior thesis on gender relations in Cuba. Please reach out to me if you need advice on classes or even on how to find ways to fund educational travel and research. I can’t wait to get to know you all this year!


LALS Peer Advisor Diana Garcia

Hello! My name is Diana, I am a double major in Psychology and Latin American and Latino studies. I am currently a fourth year student here at UCSC. My interests revolve around the work that I do for my research lab which focuses on migration, education and identity development. My current work for the department involves developing a combined major for Psychology and LALS!! I am looking forward to meeting y’all this year, feel free to reach out with any questions you may have either about classes or how to get involved in research!!

LALS Peer Advisor Diana Garcia