About Us

Our Mission Statement

In Social Ecology Undergraduate Advising, we provide holistic advising to each student. By interpreting and enforcing both university and school policies, we seek to empower students to make informed decisions about their education. We collaborate with students to set personal, educational, and professional goals and ensure they have the knowledge of and access to resources to achieve those goals. Ultimately, our goal is for each student to become a proactive agent in their educational journey.

Undergraduate Advising

The Office of Undergraduate Advising in the School of Social Ecology has a committed team of professional staff and peer academic advisors dedicated to helping our undergraduate students achieve academic and personal success. We are student-centered, responsive to student needs and concerns, and solution-focused. We invite you to meet with us to discuss course scheduling, career planning, graduate and professional school preparation, transition/adjustment issues, academic policies and procedures, among many other topics. We look forward to serving you during your undergraduate career at UC Irvine.


Danielle Primavera, M.S.
Director, Undergraduate

Alejandra Garibay
Assistant Director


Jamie Shea 
Academic Counselor

Josh Miller 
Academic Counselor

Lisardy Velasco 
Academic Counselor


Dmitry Tsukerman, Ph.D.
Director, Field Study


Lizet Ceja
Field Study Coordinator

Jen Brantley
Office Manager


Peer Academic Advisors


 Sage Davis



Chelsea Acevedo


Marie Castillo


Calli Genest

Jay Yezzo-Lewis


Laura Savio

Maddie Clement




Student Administrative Assistants

Abdon Danting


Frankie Nelson


Johnny Vu


Shima Pourmehdi

Field Study Student Staff

Phoebe Pham



Graduate Affairs

Jennifer Craig Welti
Director, Graduate Affairs
(949) 824-5918

Irice Castro
Assistant Director
(949) 824-1874

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