Undergraduate Advising

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all advising during the Winter 2022 quarter is being done remotely - via phone, email, or Zoom appointment.  Please feel free to call, email us or schedule a Zoom meeting via the links below.  We will return to in-person advising during Spring quarter.

Please note the following upcoming adjustments to our schedule:

  • CLOSED Friday, May 20th and 27th - Staff training.
  • CLOSED Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day holiday.
  • CLOSED Monday, June 13th through Friday, June 16th - end-of-quarter break.
  • CLOSED Monday, June 20th - "Juneteenth" holiday.



Spring Quarter Office Hours - March 28th through June 3rd, 2022.  

Drop-in Advising, phone, and email consultations.

Email: Advising@polsci.ucsb.edu

Phone: 805/893-4192

  • Mondays: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesdays: 10:00 am to Noon; 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursdays: 9:00 am to 1:30pm; 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Fridays: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm


To schedule an appointment via Zoom, please use the links below:

Please note:  We have almost 1300 POLS majors and pre-majors, and limited Zoom appointment availability.   IF you schedule a Zoom meeting, and find that you either cannot make the meeting, or no longer need the advising (for instance, because you received phone or email assistance) - PLEASE cancel the meeting ASAP with the advisor you originally scheduled the appointment with.  Doing so allows another student an opportunity to schedule a meeting in that time slot.



  • Make an appointment with Danielle
  • Make an appointment with Devin



  • Make an appointment with Danielle
  • Make an appointment with Juan



  • Make an appointment with Devin



  • Make an appointment with Danielle
  • Make an appointment with Juan



  • Make an appointment with Abigail


Have advising questions?   Try using Nectir for a quick response.

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  3. Start chatting! Ask and answer each others' questions, share events, and get support from fellow students and advisors


If you have advising questions, please email us at advising@polsci.ucsb.edu.

We typically respond within the same business day (excluding weekends, holidays and academic breaks).

Advising Office
3838 Ellison Hall


Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Alison G. Keleher, Ph.D.
[Dr. Keleher does not provide advising.  Please see the information above to contact one of our advisors.]


Meet the Advisors

Abigail Boaitey

Devin Anderson

Juan Munoz

Abigail is a fourth-year Political Science and History double-major. She is on the A.S. executive boards for The Student Commission on Racial Equity and The Black Women's Health Collaborative. She is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the professional law fraternity on campus. After graduating, Abigail hopes to spend a year working in an underserved community before going to school for her PsyD in Clinical Psychology.

Devin is a third-year Political Science major with an interest in international relations and human rights. He intends on pursuing an International Relations graduate degree to explore career opportunities in diplomacy, specifically tackling the challenges of refugee resettlement. In his free time, Devin frequently spends quality time in nature and puts his green-thumb to work. After graduating, he plans on traveling abroad to explore and visit universities.

Juan is a fourth-year Political Science major with an interest in criminal law and securities regulation. He is a resident assistant on campus and he is an active member of UCSB’s Associated Students, currently serving in his third term as Solicitor General within the A.S. Office of the Attorney General. He plans to attend law school after graduating from UCSB and hopes to one day work as a Federal Prosecutor or as private counsel to publicly traded companies facilitating cryptocurrency transactions on a scalable level. In his free time, Juan enjoys running, cooking, and practicing mixed martial arts.