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 or visit me if you have any questions about the Anthropology Department’s undergrad programs!

    You can see me Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm at 361 Social Sciences 1; I can also be reached at or (831)459-3320.

  • Brian, Peer Adviser

  • No alternative textBrian is currently a third year Anthropology Major, a writing tutor, an intern, and a peer adviser. He loves Anthropology because it feels like an ongoing experience of both the past, the present, and the future of humanity. Knowing that, he believes that Anthropology connects us with our ancestors, our future relatives, and to each other. Not only does it connect us with everyone (and everything), it also emphasizes that we are individuals. He feels that Anthropology is teaching him(teaching us) that the human experience is different and unique to each of us and he believes that to be the absolute best thing about Anthropology. He has travelled globally with his family and has experienced so many different cultures, in which he has always found the similarities and differences between cultures. He hopes to share those experiences with other students, as well as his experiences in different courses.

  • Emily, Peer Adviser

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    Emily is a fourth-year student minoring in Education and triple majoring in Anthropology, Cognitive Science, and Intensive Psychology. Learning about and experiencing the quirks and traditions that make cultures unique is where her love for Anthropology is rooted. "We often get so wrapped up in our busy schedules that we forget to enjoy life for the simplicity of the moment," so by being a peer advisor she hopes to share information that will help students organize and manage their time in a way that maximizes efficiency in their studies while allowing room to explore their interests. Emily will be available on Mondays in SS1 Room 361 from 9am-12pm to 1-4pm.

  • Kendyl, Peer Adviser

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    Kendyl is currently a senior, double majoring in sociology and anthropology. As a second-year transfer student, her aim as a peer advisor is to help fellow students effectively plan out their experience at UCSC with as much ease and confidence as possible.

    Kendyl’s interest in anthropology sparked when she took Intro to Cultural Anthropology during her first year at community college. Since then, she began to link anthropology to other humanities and social science disciplines, such as sociology, feminist studies, and literature. Anthropology teaches us, she claims, that everything–from the mind to the body to the landscape and to other human/non-humans–is connected. She looks forward to discussing the possibilities and beauty of anthropology with classmates.

  • Laura, Peer Adviser

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    Laura is a Junior, double majoring in Anthropology and Biology. Her interest in Anthropology began when she realized that her curiosity regarding humans expanded beyond the biological aspect, into evolution and culture. She is a highly organized individual who loves to plan by setting goals for herself.

    It is through her enthusiasm for the discipline and her organizational skills that she plans to help her follow peers set up an academic plan and/or discuss opportunities and courses within the department. She loves to talk, especially in regards to Anthropology so don’t be shy, stop by and say hello!

  • Sofia, Peer Adviser

  • No alternative textSofia is an Anthropology peer advisor with a knack for organization and planning ahead. Her goal as peer advisor is help you navigate college effectively, ensuring you leave feeling confident in your next steps.

    Sofia is an artist who was born and raised in East Coast Canada with a general interest in humanity and science. Sofia became an Anthropology major in her third year, dropping her other two majors in the process. Anthropology, namely medical anthropology, perfectly encapsulated her interest in human health and psyche.

  • Sophie, Peer Adviser

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    Sophie is a third year anthropology and environmental studies major with an interest in environmental anthropology.  Growing up near Yosemite National Park, she developed a passion for nature and environmentalism early on in childhood.  She feels that anthropology has helped her become more attuned to the ways that humans, “other beings”, and the environment are all interconnected.  As a peer advisor she hopes to connect with and encourage students who share her interests, anthropology and natural sciences.

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 Dr. Megan Moodie, Director of Undergraduate Studies.