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 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 msegale@ucsc.edu, (831)459-3320, or just schedule an appointment now through Slug Success...


  • Althea, Peer Adviser

  • AltheaAlthea is a third year Anthropology major with an interest in forensics. Her interest in forensics aside from not being squeamish, stemmed from a desire to have a career in which she knew she would never get bored, while her interest in anthropology arose before she even realized it, stating that she found it to be how she always thought about life put into words. Anthropology’s importance for her, stems from its ability to quantify human interactions no matter what the climate at hand. Althea also has a background in archival work, having interned at the Museum of Art and History here in Santa Cruz where she organized documents pertaining to the deceased in Evergreen Cemetery. She hopes that by being a peer advisor she can aid other students in whatever they might need.

  • Brianna, Peer Adviser

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    Brianna is currently a senior majoring in Anthropology with a focus in Sociocultural Anthropology. She began studying Anthropology because she’s very interested in human behavior and studying why we do the things we do. She wants to start a business with friends and graduation and go into family therapy after grad school. She loves regional and social anthropology as well as kinship studies and believes that everyone should take a least one Anthropology class in their lifetime because they teach the important lessons of kindness, patience, and how to treat others.m.


  • Crystal, Peer Adviser

  • Crystal

    Crystal is currently a fourth-year, double majoring in Anthropology and Legal Studies. As a first generation college student here at UCSC, she faced unique challenges during her first years navigating through the various resources here on campus. Her goal as a peer advisor is to support students who are interested in an education in Anthropology, and to provide them with the tools necessary to become successful in their college career.


    Her interests in Anthropology sparked from her curiosity of different world perspectives. Never having had the opportunity to travel abroad, she knew having a strong education of various cultures, religions, and views are key in any career path. After deciding to also major in Legal Studies, Crystal found her passion in International Law. Fortunately, Anthropology has allowed her to strengthen her cultural knowledge to become a more educated being in global perspectives. Come say hello!


  • Danae, Peer Adviser

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    Danae is currently a Senior, and peer advisor with a love for Archaeology and hands on Anthropological work. She is on a three-year graduation track, and during her time at UCSC she has participated in field work, found a love for evolution and digging, and began to grow interested in possibly pursuing a career in cultural resource management. Her interests have always revolved around Anthropology and History, but her desire to study while simultaneously using her own two hands has placed her main focus in the realm of Archaeology and digging. Her love for Anthropology makes her an easy and helpful peer advisor to talk to, and engage with so feel free to stop by and visit Danae with any of your questions and concerns!


  • Janeth, Peer Adviser

  • JanethJaneth is a 5th year Anthropology and Philosophy double major. She came into Santa Cruz with an Astrophysics major but found herself more interested in the interactions between the people in her labs than the actual labs themselves. Janeth is particularly knowledgeable in cultural anthropology but is also interested in archeology, and worked as an intern for a cultural resource management company that works in anthropological fieldwork.  Janeth’s main passion is the anthropology of religion, particularly people’s interactions because of religion and enjoys looking at combining religion and science and how that can facilitate a conversation. She considers anthropology as important because it can help us interact with people who we might not have the same cultures of ideologies. Come and stop by!

  • MacKay, Peer Adviser

  • MacKay

    MacKay is currently a fourth year Anthropology student and a peer adviser for the department. She began at UCSC as a Computer Science major and decided to switch majors upon taking ANTH 1 in the first quarter of her third year. Comparing skulls in the section for that course ignited her passion for paleoanthropology. She loves being able to trace how our behaviors, technologies, and physical forms evolved and what that could mean for future generations and evolutions.


    MacKay will always greet you with a big smile and is eager to help with any issues you might have. She will gladly discuss any Anthropology courses or topics that interest you. Feel free to stop by and say hello!


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.