Academic Advising Appointments: Use Navigate Slug Success

Appointments are available during the regular academic quarter - Monday through Friday - both in person and over Zoom. Find available times on Navigate Slug Success or email us at

Also feel free to skip the appointment and email or with any questions about advising, classes, research, study abroad, and anything else you are wondering about. 

Meet your LALS Academic Advisor and Peer Advisors


Ursula Oberg, LALS Undergraduate Program Coordinator

My favorite part of this job is talking to students: in person, on Zoom, or over email. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you want to talk about your academic, career, or life goals! I am also a slug alumna, and someone who got a lot out of my undergraduate experience here. I can't wait to help you make the most of your time at UCSC!

Make an appointment with me on Navigate Slug Success or email me at


LALS Peer Advisor Abbie TafollaAbbie Tafolla, LALS peer advisor

Hello everyone! I am a third 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 GuzmanMarissa Guzman, LALS peer advisor

Hey folks! My name is Marissa and I am a 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!