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 and is doing both in person and remote appointments. Melissa is available for in person and remote advising Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9-12 and 1-4:30. She is available remotely only on Thursdays and Fridays from 9-12 and 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.

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 ESM staff advisor. She is your first stop for all major and minor related questions. Melissa is located in 2134 Wickson Hall and is doing both in person and remote appointments. Melissa is available for in person and remote advising Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9-12 and 1-4:30. She is available remotely only on Thursdays and Fridays from 9-12 and 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.

Geneva Iversen-Krampitz (she/her or they/them) is the peer advisor for ESM. Geneva is a senior in the ESM major, Ecology, Biodiversity, and Conservation track. Geneva 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 esmadvising@ucdavis.edu.

Prof. Marissa Baskett (she/her) is the master advisor. Her office hours for fall 2021 are Wednesdays from 1:40-2:30. 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 is the staff advisor. She is located in 1150 Plant & Environmental Sciences (PES) during normal campus operations but is only available remotely until further notice. Lacole 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.

Paola Vargas (she/her) is a senior in the ESM major, Ecology, Biodiversity, and Conservation track. Her office hours for fall 2021 are Monday 12-2, Tuesday 4:30-6, Wednesday 10-12 (remote), Thursday 4:30-6, and Friday 10:30-1:30 (remote). You can reach Paola at pivargas@ucdavis.edu

Jocelyn Rodriguez (she/her) is a senior in the ESM major, Ecology, Biodiversity, and Conservation track. She is available by appointment. You can reach Jocelyn at jtrrodriguez@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 and is doing both in person and remote appointments. Melissa is available for in person and remote advising Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9-12 and 1-4:30. She is available remotely only on Thursdays and Fridays from 9-12 and 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.

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.