Advising Appointments

Advising is a great way for current and prospective students to learn about different majors, navigating through the major, jobs and internships, and grad school opportunities. We have dedicated faculty, staff, and peer advisors available for both current and prospective students in our majors--Environmental Policy Analysis & Planning (EPAP) and Environmental Science & Management (ESM)—and our minors—EPAP and Climate Science & Policy (CSAP). 

Which advisor should I see?

Staff advisors are your first stop for advising and can help you navigate the major and plan your classes, as well as offer general advice about the major.

Faculty master advisors are a great resource for help with picking a track if you're not sure, they can help with questions about grad school or careers after graduation, and could even help you find the right alternate major if you're not sure your current major is right for you.

Peer advisors are current juniors or seniors who can provide an inside perspective on the major and the classes that are part of the major.

Environmental Policy Analysis & Planning

Melissa Whaley is the staff advisor for the EPAP major. She is your first stop for all major and minor related questions. Melissa is located in 2134 Wickson Hall and is available by appointment Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 9-12 and 1-4:30 and on Wednesday and Thursday from 9-12. She is available on a drop-in basis on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-4:30. You can reach her by email at mmwhaley@ucdavis.edu, by phone at 530-752-7183, or you can book an appointment online using the Advising Appointment System.

Michael Yoakam is the peer advisor for EPAP. Michael is a senior in the EPAP major, City & Regional Planning track. Michael's office hours for fall 2019 are Mondays 1-4pm, Tuesdays 10am-12pm, Wednesdays 3-5pm, and Thursdays 9am-12pm. He is located in 2136 Wickson Hall and can be reached by email at epapadvising@ucdavis.edu.

Prof. Gwen Arnold is the master advisor. She is located in 2144 Wickson Hall and is available by appointment. Her office hours for fall 2019 are Fridays 10-11am. If you would like to set up an appointment with Prof. Arnold, please email Prof. Arnold at gbarnold@ucdavis.edu to set up a time; include “EPAP Advising Appointment” in the subject line.

Environmental Science & Management

The ESM major is jointly coordinated by the Department of Environmental Science & Policy (ESP) and the Department of Land, Air, & Water Resources (LAWR). Advising for the major is split by last name. ESP coordinates advising for students with last names starting with A-L and LAWR coordinates advising for students with last names starting with M-Z.

Advising in ESP

Melissa Whaley is the staff advisor. She is your first stop for all major related questions. Melissa is located in 2134 Wickson Hall and and is available by appointment Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 9-12 and 1-4:30 and on Wednesday and Thursday from 9-12. She is available on a drop-in basis on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-4:30. You can reach her by email at mmwhaley@ucdavis.edu, by phone at 530-752-7183, or you can book an appointment online using the Advising Appointment System.

Serra Perry is the peer advisor for ESM. Serra is a junior in the ESM major, Ecology, Biodiversity, and Conservation track. Sara's office hours for fall 2019 are Mondays 1-4pm, Tuesdays 10:30am-12pm, Wednesdays 1:30-5pm, and Thursdays 1-3pm. She is located in 2136 Wickson Hall and can be reached by email at esmadvising@ucdavis.edu.

Prof. Marissa Baskett is the master advisor. Professor Baskett is located in 2004 Wickson Hall. Her office hours for fall 2019 are Thursdays 2-3pm. If you would like to set up an appointment with Prof. Baskett please email Jennifer Carriere at jacarriere@ucdavis.edu to set up a time. Please put "ESM Advising Appointment Needed" in the subject line. If you cannot meet with Prof. Baskett during her regular master advisor hours please send her an email directly at mlbaskett@ucdavis.edu with "ESM Advising Appointment Needed Outside of Normal Hours".

Advising in LAWR

Lacole Brooks is the staff advisor. She is located in 1150 Plant & Environmental Sciences (PES) and is available by appointment only. You can make an appointment online. You can also reach her by email at lbrooks@ucdavis.edu or by phone at 530-752-1603.

The peer advisor for 2019-2020 is Gautam Mathur. You can reach him at gmathur@ucdavis.edu during the regular academic year. His office hours for fall 2019 are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2-5 and Fridays from 12-4.

Prof. Terry Nathan is the master advisor. He is available by appointment only. You can book an appointment by emailing him at trnathan@ucdavis.edu.

Climate Science & Policy

Melissa Whaley is the staff advisor for the CSAP minor and your first stop for related questions. Melissa is located in 2134 Wickson Hall and is available from 9-12 and 1-4:30 on Mondays and 9-12 and 1-3 Tuesday-Friday. You can reach her by email at mmwhaley@ucdavis.edu, by phone at 530-752-7183, or you can book an appointment online using the Advising Appointment System.

Prof. Michael Springborn is the master advisor. He is located in 2104 Wickson Hall and is available by appointment. If you would like to set up an appointment with Prof. Springborn please email him directly at mspringborn@ucdavis.edu. Please include "CSAP Appointment Needed" in the subject line of your email.