LS Advising

Philaine Seher

College Adviser


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

Sonya Scott

College Adviser


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
1999


What is your approach to advising?
I approach each advising moment as a teachable moment.


Education:
MA, Career Development, John F. Kennedy University School of Management
BS, Business Administration, University of Southern California


How did you get here?
I've been working in higher education since 1990, as an Admission Counselor, Student Activities Coordinator, and Adviser at local colleges and universities.

Elizabeth Olin

College Project/Policy Analyst


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
2004-2009, 2012-present


What is your approach to advising?
I believe that every student has the potential to succeed at Berkeley. I am here to help students find their strengths and passions, and to guide them through their educational journey at UC Berkeley.


Education:
BA, Anthropology & History, UC Berkeley

Jean Nguyen

College Adviser


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
January 2015


What is your approach to advising?
I have a holistic approach – I like to get to know students and what their goals and motivations are to see what I can do for them beyond just advising them academically. I also believe humor can go a long way (in appropriate situations of course).


Education:
B.A. Psychology & Social Behavior, UC Irvine
M.A. Higher Education Administration, New York University

Darlene Mergillano

College Adviser


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


What is your approach to advising?
I strive to be a resource for students in order to empower and assist them as they work to reach their ambitions.


Education:
M.S. Counseling, emphasis in Career Counseling, California State University, Sacramento
B.S. Child Development, California State University, Fresno

Paige A. Lee

College Adviser


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
March 1992


What is your approach to advising?
I have a student-centered approach. I like to encourage students to take control of their education. My job is to be their academic support and to help them realize their dreams.


Education:
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology
Ed. M., Counseling & Consulting Psychology, Harvard University
BA, Psychology, UC Berkeley

Maire Lanigan

College Adviser


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
June 2008

Mark Gotvald

College Adviser


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
July 1994


What is your approach to advising?
As a first generation college student, I'm especially concerned about Cal students who are also among the first in their families to pursue higher education. I try to help students think of what questions to ask, as college is so different from K-12 education. My goal is to help students map out a holistic plan for their college years.

Edward Free

College Adviser


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
July 1994

Gregory Cera

College Adviser


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
Sept 2015