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 (she/her) 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 during normal campus operations but is only available remotely until further notice. Appointments can be by zoom or phone. Appointment hours are 9am-noon and 1pm-4:30pm Monday-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.

Katherine Cook (she/her) will be the peer advisor for EPAP in 2021-2022. Katherine is a junior in the EPAP major. Katherine will be starting in fall 2021 and we will add her office hours when we get closer to the start of the quarter. During the regular year, she can be reached by email at epapadvising@ucdavis.edu.

Prof. Gwen Arnold (she/her) is the master advisor. 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 (she/her) is the staff advisor. She is your first stop for all major and minor related questions. Melissa is located in 2134 Wickson Hall during normal campus operations but is only available remotely until further notice. Appointments can be by zoom or phone. Appointment hours are 9am-noon and 1pm-4:30pm Monday-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.

Anna Remstedt (she/her) is the summer peer advisor for ESM. Anna is a (newly graduated!) senior in the ESM major, Ecology, Biodiversity, and Conservation track. Anna's office hours for summer 2021 are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10-11. Please email her for an appointment. She is currently available remotely and can be reached by email at esmadvising@ucdavis.edu. Geneva Iversen-Krampits (she/her or they/them) will be the peer advisor for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Prof. Marissa Baskett (she/her) is the master advisor. Her office hours for summer are by appointment. If you would like to set up an appointment with Prof. Baskett please email Jennifer Carriere at jacarriere@ucdavis.edu with "ESM Advising Appointment" in the subject line and she will send you zoom information. If you need an appointment outside of regular office hours please email Prof Baskett directly at mlbaskett@ucdavis.edu with "ESM Advising Appointment Needed Outside of Regular Office Hours" in the subject line.

Advising in LAWR

Lacole Brooks (she/her) is the staff advisor. She is located in 1150 Plant & Environmental Sciences (PES) during normal campus operations 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 advisors for 2021-2022 are Paola Vargas (she/her) and Jocelyn Rodriguez (she/her). Paola can be reached over the summer at pivargas@ucdavis.edu.

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 during normal campus operations but is only available remotely until further notice. Appointments can be by zoom or phone. 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. 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.