LS Advising

Miracle Husband

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in March 2018

What is your approach to advising?

Love is my approach to advising.

Education

B.A. Social Welfare at UC Berkeley

Master of Education at University of Vermont

Transfer Student FAQs

What is the College of Letters & Science?
The College of Letters & Science (L&S) is UC Berkeley’s liberal arts college and is the largest of the university’s schools and colleges. It is also known as "the College".  L&S offers over 80 majors in Arts & Humanities, Biological Science, Physical Science, Social Science, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Earning a degree in the liberal arts provides you with a rich and varied educational experience and allows you to explore fields of knowledge beyond your major.

Tim Cahill

College Adviser


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
October 2017


What is your approach to advising?
I have a student-centered approach. I like to encourage students to take control of their education and find a plan that works for them. I offer support and guidance to help students realize their potential.


Education:
B.A.s in Comparative Religion & Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
Masters of Library and Information Science

Leana Frankul, Peer Adviser

Peer Adviser

Year and Major(s): 4th year, MCB major

About Me: Hello there! I am a fourth year Molecular and Cell Biology major with a
minor in Arabic. I enjoy studying Biology, particularly physiology and how the body
responds to external stressors.

I know at times you are inundated with academic stresses, but peer advisors are
here to help make the navigation process less daunting! If you ever find yourself
thinking an academic predicament is unassailable, stop by and ask questions!
Looking forward to meeting you.

Hometown: San Diego

Elizabeth Collazo, Peer Adviser

Peer Adviser

Year and Major(s): Sociology Major Education Minor - 2018

About Me: I was born in El Salvador, but I lived in Puerto Rico until the age of nine.
When I was nine, my family and I moved to Bakersfield, CA. I am currently pursuing
a bachelor's degree in sociology and I hope to get a master in Counseling.

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Favorite Thing about Peer Advising: That I get to help students be better informed
about the options available to them (sometimes by giving them information that
they might not have been aware of).

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The Liberal Arts

As an L&S student, you can explore the almost limitless possibilities of a liberal arts education. Dean Steven Botterill discusses the benefits of the liberal arts in this video. You will also be expected to meet high standards of student responsibility essential for success at Berkeley.

After attending orientation, meet an L&S College Adviser who can provide assistance in forming a program plan that will help you get the most out of your education.

Philaine Seher

Assistant Director


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
October 2011


What is your approach to advising?
I seek to provide students information and tools necessary to make decisions, thereby empowering them to pursue their dreams.


Education:
MS Counseling, San Francisco State University, 2011
BA English, UC Berkeley, 2007

Advisers of Color (UC) research sources

Tara Young, College Adviser conducted the second UC-wide convenience-sample survey on advisors of color in Feb 2017.  

Its 2 goals:  a) do advisers of color help the retention of students​/improve the student experience?, and b) to understand any distinctions about advisers of color. The first survey was conducted in Jan 2016.  

Presentations:

Christina Teller

Assistant Director

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
October 2014

Education
B.A. Psychology, UCLA
M.A. Education, UC Berkeley
Ed.D. Organization & Leadership, University of San Francisco

Changing Majors

While it is possible under certain circumstances to change majors, it is always important to consider such a move carefully, keeping in mind that undertaking a new major program late in your college career will usually involve considerable additional time and effort.