Student and Instructional Services

The Student and Instructional Services Office provides advising services to students as well as instruction-based support services to faculty.

Undergraduate Contact

Phone: (858) 534-0557
Non-UCSD students: biousis@ucsd.edu
Current UCSD students: Virtual Advising Center
do/bio Center
: dobio@ucsd.edu
Instructional Assistants: biota@ucsd.edu

Graduate Contact

Phone: (858) 534-8983
Non-UCSD students: biogradprog@ucsd.edu
Current PhD students: biophd@ucsd.edu
Prospective & Current MS students: bioms@ucsd.edu
Instructional Assistants: biota@ucsd.edu

Location

Pacific Hall, First Floor
Undergraduate (south side)
Graduate (north side)

Hours

Monday-Friday
8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:30pm

Closed
Tuesdays 8:00am-1:00pm

Mailing Address

University of California, San Diego
Division of Biological Sciences
9500 Gilman Drive #0348
La Jolla, CA 92093-0348

 

Undergraduate Student Services Staff

Student Services

Julie Vitale
Manager, Undergraduate Advising

Daily operation, administration, and management of the advising unit.

Vanesa de Boer
Advisor

Undergraduate advising.Special area of oversight: Phage Genomics and BioScholars advising

Sara Kreuder
Advisor

Undergraduate advising.Special area of oversight: Honors Thesis Program (BISP 196)

Katie Liakos
Advisor

Undergraduate advising.Special area of oversight: Transfer Information Sessions

Laura Majoch
Advisor

Undergraduate advising. Special area of oversight: Capped Major

TBD
Advisor

Undergraduate Advising

Instructional Services

Dawn Parker
Manager, Instructional Services

Daily operation, administration, and management of the instructional unit.

Jamie Hammond
Student & Instructional Programs Advisor

Responsible for undergraduate course scheduling and related processes.  Undergraduate advising.

Lindsay Ward
Student & Instructional Programs Advisor

Responsible for coordination of accommodation for students with disabilities.  Undergraduate advising.

Jaime Estepa
Student & Instructional Services Assistant

Front desk/intake advising.  Provide general administrative support to the Undergraduate Student Services unit.

Center for Discovering Opportunities in Biological Sciences (do/bio)

Hermila Torres
Manager, do/bio

Responsible for daily operation, administration and management of the do/bio Center.

Instructional Assistant Program

Natalie Noles
Instructional Analyst

Responsible for oversight and administration of the Instructional Assistant program: GIA, TA, Tutor, UGIA, Reader. Coordinates data analysis and reporting for the Student & Instructional Services unit.

Director

Dana Brehm
Director, Student and Instructional Services

Responsible for oversight of the Student and Instructional Services (SIS) unit of the Biological Sciences Administrative Core: including both undergraduate and graduate advising services, instructional services, admission and recruitment, the instructional assistant program and the Center for Discovering Opportunities in Biology (do/bio).

Graduate Student Services Staff

Student Services

Suzi Harlow
Manager, Graduate Student & Instructional Services

Oversight of graduate student and instructional issues including graduate admissions and recruitment.

Marifel Alfaro
PhD Program Coordinator

PhD student advising, PhD thesis committees/defense, evaluations, first year rotations, graduate curriculum, graduate recruitment.

Brandon Keith
Graduate Admissions and BS/MS Coordinator

Graduate Admissions, application inquiries, publications, graduate grades, graduate class scheduling, BS/MS program advising.

Financial Support

Lien Ngo
Financial Analyst

Graduate student support planning and analysis, student and faculty financial advising, training grant coordination.

Donna Aizuss
Financial Assistant

Graduate student support processing, student financial advising, graduate student travel, verification letters/forms.

Instructional Assistant Program

Natalie Noles
Instructional Analyst

Responsible for oversight and administration of the Instructional Assistant program: GIA, TA, Tutor, UGIA, Reader. Coordinates data analysis and reporting for the Student & Instructional Services unit.

Director

Dana Brehm
Director, Student and Instructional Services

Responsible for oversight of the Student and Instructional Services (SIS) unit of the Biological Sciences Administrative Core: including both undergraduate and graduate advising services, instructional services, admission and recruitment, the instructional assistant program and the Center for Discovering Opportunities in Biology (do/bio).