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.

  • Maha

  • No alternative textMaha is a senior transfer student from the LA area. She became interested in anthropology when she took a course as a general education requirement in community college. She fell in love with the discipline, and it even reignited her desire to continue her
    college education. She is interested in biological and environmental anthropology, in particular, humans’ interaction with the environment. When she was a recent transfer she felt overwhelmed by the college experience, but the anthropology peer advisors were able to help her immensely. She is happy to help students and organize their schedules.

  • Shanttelle

  • No alternative textShanttelle is a third year anthropology major with particular interest in the biological and forensic side of the discipline. She found her passion for both biology and anthropology after attending an ARC talk held by the Anthropology Department. Shanttelle is incredibly well­rounded in the field and has taken many anthropology courses offered by UCSC. She was drawn to peer advising through her passion for the discipline and the desire to not only help other students, but to spread awareness about the wonderful resources the Anthropology Department has to offer. Shanttelle is always willing to give honest advice, offer feedback on classes, or to simply have a chat. Feel free to stop by and say hello!

  • Sofia

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    Sofia is a​ ​fourth​ ​year student,​ ​double​ ​majoring​ ​in​ ​Anthropology​ ​and​ ​Psychology.​ ​The​ ​reason​ ​she ​got interested​ ​in​ ​Anthropology​ ​is​ ​because​ ​as​ ​a​ ​child​ she​ ​read​ ​a​ ​ton​ ​of​ ​books​ ​and​ ​became​ ​extremely fascinated​ ​by​ ​stories​ ​of​ ​cultures​ ​that​ ​weren’t​ ​her​ ​own,​ ​especially​ ​ones​ ​that​ ​involved​ ​mummies. Because​ ​of​ ​that,​ ​her​ ​area​ ​of​ ​interest​ ​is​ ​physical/biological​ ​anthropology.​ ​She is​ ​also​ ​extremely interested​ ​in​ ​anthropological​ ​and​ ​psychological​ ​interactions​ ​between​ ​humans.​ ​Luckily,​ she has recently​ ​been​ ​able​ ​to​ ​travel​ ​to​ ​Italy,​ ​and​ ​was​ ​able​ ​to​ ​teach​ ​English​ ​to​ ​students.​ ​This​ ​experience​ ​challenged​ ​her​ ​to​ ​be​ ​outside​ ​of​ ​her​ ​comfort​ ​zone​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​about​ ​a​ ​culture​ ​that​ ​wasn’t her ​own,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​something​ ​she​ ​believes​ ​to​ ​be​ ​important​ ​as​ ​an​ ​anthropology​ ​major.​ She is​​ ​also extremely​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​the​ ​anthropology​ ​of​ ​food​ ​and​ ​because​ ​of​ ​the​ ​interest​ she has​ ​in​ ​that subject,​ ​she is ​extremely​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​help​ ​students​ ​coordinate​ ​their​ ​courses​ ​to​ ​pertain​ ​to​ ​their interests. 

  • Sophie

  • No alternative textSophie transferred to UCSC as a junior in Fall 2016 and is now a senior. After taking one anthro course at community college she realized Anthropology was the best fitting major for her interests. Although she has always had a passion for learning about both cultural and biological aspects of the human experience, she is particularly interested in culture and diversity and has hopes to travel in order to gain first-hand experiences. She understands that choosing classes and navigating an abundance of information can be extremely stressful and hopes to help other students’ experience here at UCSC.

  • Yesenia

  • No alternative textYesenia is a fourth year Anthropology student focusing on physical/biological anthropology. Yesenia decided to major in Anthropology her freshman year and has taken a variety of courses in the department. After she graduates she hopes to work in forensics, aiding police investigations. She also volunteers in the Anthropology labs and is happy to talk about her experiences there. Stop by during her hours to learn more about volunteering with the department or just to chat about which classes she recommends.

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 Jon Daehnke, 2016-17 Director of Undergraduate Studies.