Undergraduate Advising

Please note the following upcoming adjustments to our schedule:


  •  We will be closed for the following campus holidays: 

                    - Monday, February 20th for the President's Day holiday




Winter Quarter 2023 Advising Hours (January 6th through March 17th, 2023)

Email, phone, and in-person advising during normal operating hours (Ellison Hall 3838):

Email: Advising@polsci.ucsb.edu

Phone: 805/893-4192

***Drop-in (in person) advising does not require an appointment.***

  • Mondays: 10:00 am to noon 

                             2:00 pm to 5:00 pm


  •  Tuesdays: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 

                                3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


  • Wednesdays:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm


  • Thursdays:  11:00am to 5:00 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.






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

Sabrina Carreno

Devin Anderson

Maximiliaan von Winckelmann

Sabrina is a fourth-year Political Science major with a concentration in American Politics, and is involved in various multicultural clubs on campus. Post-graduation, she hopes to do some volunteer work with the Peace Corps as a personal goal before establishing a career as a policy analyst. In her free time, Sabrina loves spending quality time with her friends, reading, traveling, and being in nature

Devin is our Lead Advisor and a fourth-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.

Maximiliaan is a fourth-year Political Science major with an interest in international relations and international security. He is currently involved in research on global infrastructure, with an emphasis on satellite systems. He hopes to one day take this research to graduate school, and become one of the first researchers to study how nations interact with and negotiate around items related to outer space. In his free time you can normally find him hanging out with friends or experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.