LALS Advising Resources

Students can make advising appointments on Navigate Slug Success or contact us directly at or Peer Advising at

Drop-in Advising Times for Spring Quarter:

in person advising by appointment with Ursula @ Merrill 32 / LALS Department Office - email
3-5pm with Jeyson @ Merrill 32 / LALS Department Office
in person advising by appointment with Ursula @ Merrill 32 / LALS Department Office - email
1-5pm with Yareli @ Merrill 39 / LALS Lounge
in person advising by appointment with Ursula @ Merrill 32 / LALS Department Office - email
11am-3pm with Yareli @ Merrill 39 / LALS Lounge
Thursdays: 1-5pm with Yareli @ Merrill 39 / LALS Lounge
Fridays: 9am-11:30pm with Jeyson @ Merrill 32 / LALS Department Office

Many Zoom appointment options are available on Navigate Slug Success.
If you don't see a time that works for you, please email Our office and lounge will be closed on all UCSC holidays.

Keep reading to get to know your LALS Advising support team!

LALS Advisor Ursula Oberg

LALS Undergraduate Program Coordinator Ursula Oberg:

"Hello banana slugs! As a former UCSC student 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 even 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.

If you're not sure how to contact me or ask for help, start with an email to look forward to hearing from you!" 

jeyson-bio.jpgLALS Peer Advisor Jeyson Aldana:

"Hey y’all! I am a senior transfer student double-majoring in LALS and Sociology with a History of Consciousness minor. As of now, I have rekindled my love for Salvadoran literature by reading some classics – from philosophical essays to novels, short stories, and poems. But in my free time, I genuinely enjoy picnicking around the campus meadows, stargazing, and listening to music! With regards to advising, I have served as a Transition Mentor for incoming Junior transfers under STARS and currently serve as a Global Mentor for incoming internationals / exchange students. It is therefore my pleasure to advise and support LALS students along their academic journey!"

  LALS Peer Advisor Yareli Jimenez:Peer Advisor Yareli

"Hi! My name is Yareli Jimenez and I am a 4th year psychology major. I am minoring in LALS and if you looked at my course history you would be able to tell I have also sought out classes with an emphasis on education. I am excited to be a peer advisor because I enjoy planning ahead. I was anxious about always being prepared and this helped me explore the many opportunities at UCSC. I hope to be able to help undergraduate students who want to know more about what classes to take or research to get involved in. I look forward to providing others with the many resources we have at our school. Outside of school I like to binge watch trashy TV and go for walks on the beach. I hope to chat with you all about your academic success and overall well-being, as well as how we can lift each other up. :)" 


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