uc davis materials science engineering undergraduate contacts

Contacts

Your Best Resources for Undergraduate Advising

Staff Advisors

The departmental staff advisors are the best resource for detailed advising, questions about curriculum requirements, referrals, and annual mandatory advising. Staff advisors can be seen on a drop-in or appointment basis. 

Fall 2021 (Remote) Advising Hours

All advising for Materials Science and Engineering will be conducted remotely via Zoom for the Fall Quarter

Appointments
Appointments can be made by visiting appointments.ucdavis.edu. If you are unable to schedule an appointment, please email mse-advising@ucdavis.edu.

Drop-In Advising
Drop-In Advising is to be used for quick questions. You cannot clear an advising hold via a drop-in advising session. 

Sara Sweeney Drop-In Hours

September 27-December 9, 2021 (no hours on University Holidays)

Monday 3:00-4:00 pm

Thursday 3:00-4:00 pm

Click to join zoom room: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/5691953964

Drop in is on a first come, first served basis, so please be patient in the waiting room.

Please email mse-advising@ucdavis.edu if you have any questions or please make an appointment.

 

Maria Arellano Drop-In Hours

September 27-December 9, 2021 (no hours on University Holidays)

Monday 11:00-12:00 pm

Click to join zoom room: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/5307526038

Drop in is on a first come, first served basis, so please be patient in the waiting room.

Please email ech-advising@ucdavis.edu if you have any questions or please make an appointment. 

 

About the Advisors

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Student Services Advisor
3001B Ghausi Hall
mse-advising@ucdavis.edu
530-752-6038

Maria was born in Mexico and her family immigrated when she was very young. She grew up in the tiny town of Tulelake in Northern California. Maria is a first-generation college student and proud alumna of UC Davis. She graduated with a double major in International Relations with an emphasis on peace and security and Spanish. Maria is passionate about assisting students in their pursuit, transition, and journey through UC Davis and to provide them with the tools and resources to start and continue their education and careers. 

Fun fact: Maria traveled to Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2011.

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Sara Sweeney

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
3045 Ghausi Hall
mse-advising@ucdavis.edu
530-752-2504

Sara was born in Texas and grew up in San Diego, California. Sara came north to attend UC Davis where she received a B.S in Anthropology. She has worked as an undergraduate student advisor at UCD in a variety of roles since 2006. Sara loves working with undergraduate students from the first year through graduation and all that that entails.

Fun fact: Sara and family adopted a German Shepherd named Pepper during quarantine.

 

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Ryan Gorsiski

Student Services Manager
3049 Ghausi Hall
mse-advising@ucdavis.edu
530-752-7952

Ryan was born in Petaluma, California and raised in towns around the Bay Area. He is a proud alumni of Sacramento State after transferring from Santa Rosa Junior College. He graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and then with an M.A. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies. He previously worked as a Computer Science, Construction Management, and Engineering advisor at Sacramento State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. Ryan is passionate to continue his work with Engineering students by providing them with the tools and resources for self-discovery and pursuit of their degree.

Fun Fact: Ryan owns a one-eyed cat named Odin.