Rachel Carson - Colleges Advising | UCSC

Service Hours: Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm

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🏡 Services

Our hope is to nurture a partnership of mutual respect and develop plans to accomplish personal success.

Advising Services

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► Spring 2023 Virtual Drop-In:
 Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri:
 2pm - 4pm PST
Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/oakesrccdropinadvising
🔺 Last student taken 15 mins before end of drop-in time.

► Appointments:
Beginning WK 3 of Spring 2023, book on Slug Success

🔺Time-sensitive? Come to drop-in.

► Signature:
Scan your form, petition or appeal and email it to carsonadvising@ucsc.edu.
🔺Time-sensitive? Come to drop-in.



How to Guides & FAQs 

As part of our commitment to translate academic policy we have developed this site to guide your success at UC Santa Cruz.



Rachel Carson Peer Advising

Our peer advisers are available for drop-in advising and over email to provide advising.


Scholarships and Internships

Find who is offering scholarships or Internships for college students either on or off campus.

Advising Services



Rachel Carson Sustainability Studies
Minor and Advising

Here you will find information about our minor, they can help take care of any questions you might have.



Information for Families

Resources and Frequently Asked Questions for Families of New Students .



EOP STEM Counseling Services 

EOP counselors are dedicated to helping remove barriers to your success during your journey at UCSC. Learn more about the services they offer to EOP & STEM students.



UCSC Undergraduate Advising Resources 

Learn more about the policies and procedures you need to know to navigate UC Santa Cruz successfully.

🤝 Advisors

From the time of admission to the time of graduation, we are here to help you achieve your academic and personal goals.

Advising Staff Profiles

Hayden Ryan,
Rachel Carson Academic Advisor 

 Hayden Ryan 
Pronouns: He/Him/His
First-Gen College Graduate

Diana Sarabia Briseno,
Rachel Carson Academic Advisor 


Pronouns: She/Her/Ella
First-Gen College Graduate

Thomas Logwood, EOP Counselor, Black Men's Initiative (BMI)


Thomas Logwood 

Pronouns: He/Him/His
First-Gen College Graduate

 Leydi Cortes, EOP STEM


Leydi Cortes 

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella
First-Gen College Graduate

Lauren Reed,
Rachel Carson Lead Academic Preceptor


Lauren Reed 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
First-Gen College Student Ally

Peer Advising Profiles

Joseline Villagrana,
Rachel Carson Peer Advisor


Joseline Villagrana 

Pronouns: She/Her
First-Gen College Student

Gabriel Mijares,
Rachel Carson Peer Advisor


Gabriel Mijares 

Pronouns: They/Them
First-Gen College Student

Kelly Gonzales-Camacho,
Rachel Carson Peer Advisor


Kelly Gonzales-Camacho 

Pronouns: She/Her
First-Gen College Student

Barbara Rollins,
Rachel Carson College Assistant
(Front Desk)


Barbara Rollins 

Pronouns: She/Her

Advising Calendar: 

Times are subject to change throughout the quarter. 


Our Location and Address

Our advisors maintain a hybrid (on & off-campus) work schedule. If you have scheduled an approved in-person appointment, we are located at the Rachel Carson College Office on the first floor of the Rachel Carson Academic and Administrative Building.

Mailing Address

Rachel Carson College Advising
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Contact Information

E-mail: carsonadvising@ucsc.edu Main: (831) 459-2361 - Voice to E-mail
Fax: TBA