Advisor Resources


Advisors inspire and guide students in their discovery journeys at Cal. In this section of the website, the newly formed Discovery Advising & Student Services Staff Council will be gathering resources during the spring and summer of 2022 that specifically support advisors and student services staff with “advising for discovery” best practices. The Discovery Advising & Student Services Staff Council, listed below, serves as a group of strategic partners for the Discovery Hub and is coordinated by Sean Burns.


Council members represent the wide range of student services staff on campus including representation from major advisors in departments, college advisors, and student service staff / advisors from Student Affairs, Equity & Inclusion, Graduate Division, Berkeley Extension, and Undergraduate Education.

Name Affiliation
Sean Burns Director, Discovery Hub

Kasra Sotudeh

Academic & Curriculum Development Coordinator, Athletic Study Center (Division of Undergraduate Education)

Christine Mullarkey

Undergraduate Major Advisor, Psychology Department (L&S)
Luisa Giulianetti

Curriculum Coordinator, Centers for Educational Equity & Excellence (Division of E&I)

Avi Rosenzweig

Academic Advisor, Nanoscience & Nanoengineering Institute (Division of VCR)

Marvin Lopez

Director of Student Programs in Engineering Student Services (College of Engineering)

Elizabeth Stanners

Assistant Director of Haas Employer and Alumni Engagement, Career Center (Division of Student Affairs)

Marisela Loza

Academic Advisor, Bioengineering (College of Engineering)

Keisha Hicks

Academic Advisor, McNair Scholars Program (Graduate Division)

Chrissy Galli

Associate Director of Recreational Sports, Workforce Analysis, and Strategic Projects Manager (Division of Student Affairs)

Monica GuhaMajumdar

Academic Advisor, Post Baccalaureate Health Professions Program (UC Berkeley Extension)

Anna Henry

Study Abroad Adviser (Division of Undergraduate Education)

Cassandra Castillo

Undergraduate Major Advisor, Social Welfare (School of Social Welfare / L&S)
Serena Le

Discovery Program Director, Student Learning Center (Division of Undergraduate Education)

Elinor Gregorio

Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Haas Undergraduate Program (Haas School of Business)

Laura Spautz

Undergraduate Major Adviser, American Studies (L&S)

Evelyn Thorne

Creative Discovery Coordinator & Advisor, Discovery Hub (Division of Undergraduate Education)