Advising

Greetings... Drop-In Advising Hours

Thanks for stopping by the Department Anthropology advising office.  We have information about the major or minor and can help take care of your paperwork, and more: Do field work overseas; get credit for local internships; give a workshop or become a peer adviser yourself - come talk to us about it!


    Molly Segale, Undergraduate Adviser

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    As the Anthropology Undergrad Adviser, my job is to help students complete our programs on time while also having the most enriching experiences. I can help you with declaration, education abroad, choosing courses, pursuing independent studies and making post-graduate plans.

    My passions include travel and education, preferably both at once. As both a student and a teacher abroad, I’ve fallen in love with the world multiple times. My favorite adventures include running through the ancient Greek stadium in Olympia and telling ghost stories in a candlelit lecture hall to university students in China. 

    Please contact me if you have any questions about the Anthropology Department’s undergrad programs! I can be reached at msegale@ucsc.edu, or just schedule a Zoom appointment now through Slug Success...



  • Althea, Lead Peer Adviser

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    Althea is a fourth-year anthropology major with a special interest in evolutionary and forensic anthropology. Her interest in anthropology developed from a class she took in high school where she learned the basics of forensic anthropology and was hooked. Althea is planning on pursuing an anthropology graduate school program. Althea has been peer advising in the anthropology department for a year and a half and just returned from a quarter studying abroad in Florence, Italy and was able to see incredible historical sites such as the roman forum and colosseum. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and playing with her dog, Tucker. Althea loves to help other undergraduate students and is looking forward to chatting during advising hours. 


  • Brittney, Peer Adviser

  • Brittney

    Brittney is an Undergraduate Anthropology Major with a particular interest in Cultural/Medical Anthropology. Her passion for anthropology began in her high school French class in which she not only learned of the French language, but of the culture and the history of that culture that came with it. Seeing the many ways in which cultural identities surpass political, social, and economic boundaries in order to grow inspired her to pursue a career that examines this kind of cross cultural connection and growth even further. Brittney studied abroad over the summer of 2018, in Perugia, Italy, and as a result of her final research project for her classes there, found a passion for Medical Anthropology. As a peer advisor, she would be more than happy to answer as many questions as she can about the process for being able to study abroad and any curiosities students may have of her own research.


The Undergraduate Program Coordinator/Adviser, the Undergraduate Director, and the Executive Committee administer the Anthropology undergraduate program.  If students have questions or concerns about university/program administration, policy, processes, or degree progress, come to the drop-in advising hours.  Also feel free to contact Molly Segale, Undergraduate Program Coordinator directly, or Prof. Lars Fehren-Schmitz, Director of Undergraduate Studies.