Advising Information

Advising Information

The Entomology (ENT) Advising Team is committed to guiding providing prospective, entering, and current students with both general and comprehensive academic support. This includes a variety of advising services and connections to resources from major (staff), peer, and lead faculty advisors who are ready to help students through their academic journeys.

Got questions? We can answer! Send advising questions to ent-advise@ucdavis.edu.

Academic Advisor Elvira is currently out of office from May 18 - May 28. Please send any questions or appointment requests to the ENT Advising email.

Spring 2024 Advising Schedule

* Starting Monday, April 1, 2024

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

No peer advising hours.

Visit appointments.ucdavis.edu to check for Elvira's appointment availability.

Drop-in/appointment availability with Brianna
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Zoom

Drop-in/appointment availability with Ramiro
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM, in 150 Hutchinson Hall or on Zoom

Drop-in/appointment availability with Brianna
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM, in 150 Hutchinson Hall or on Zoom

Drop-in advising with Elvira
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM​, in-person at 160 Hutchinson Hall

Virtual Drop-in advising with Brianna and Ramiro
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, on Zoom

Drop-in/appointment availability with Ramiro
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, in 150 Hutchinson Hall or on Zoom

Drop-in/appointment availability with Brianna
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, on Zoom

Drop-in advising with Elvira
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, on Zoom

Drop-in/appointment availability with Brianna
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM in 150 Hutchinson Hall or on Zoom

 

Academic Advising

Elvira Galvan Hack
Entomology Major Academic Advisor
eghack@ucdavis.edu | 530-754-7277 | 160 Hutchison Hall (on-site Wednesday and Friday)

Elvira Galvan Hack is the Major Academic Advisor for Entomology, and she is current and prospective students' first point of contact in the advising team. She can assist with yearly check-ins, preliminary degree checks, and staying on track to graduation. She also advises for any other unique situations or circumstances, including graduation delays and more. Elvira is available to meet with students for drop-in advising and appointments. For general academic advising, including academic planning, please meet with an ABI Peer Advisor, Brianna or Ramiro.

  • Academic advising concerns
  • As ENT Academic Advisor, Elvira advises for:
    Yearly check-ins
    Degree checks and certifications
    Restricted elective changes/approvals
    Change of major to ENT
    ENT minor advising
    Double-majoring

    Other special situations including but not limited to:
    Academic standing (Academic probation and/or Subject to dismissal)
    Forms and petitions
    Graduation delays
    PELP/cancellation
    Retroactive actions
    Study abroad
    Withdrawal or readmission
  • Drop-in Advising
  • About Drop-In Advising
    Drop-in advising is best for quick questions and limited to 15-minute meetings. It is first-come, first-served and takes place both in-person and virtually on Zoom.

    NOTE: If your advising meeting may take more than 15 minutes, please schedule an appointment with Elvira through the OASIS Appointment System.

    Elvira's Drop-in Hours for Spring 2024
    In-Person
    Hours: Wednesday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: 160 Hutchinson Hall

    Virtual (Zoom)
    Hours: Friday, 10:00 AM - 12:00PM
    Location: Zoom at Meeting ID: 595-109-9294
  • Schedule an advising appointment
  • Please schedule appointments with Elvira through the OASIS Appointment System.

    If there is no availability in the system, please email ent-advise@ucdavis.edu with your name, SID, advising concern, and several days and times of availability.

 

Peer Advising

Brianna Steele
Entomology Peer Advisor
bcsteele@ucdavis.edu and/or ent-advise@ucdavis.edu | 150 Hutchinson Hall
Ramiro Lopez
Entomology Peer Advisor
rjlopez@ucdavis.edu and/or ent-advise@ucdavis.edu | 150 Hutchinson Hall

ENT Peer Advisors Brianna and Ramiro are both advising team members and current students! You can meet with a Peer Advisor during their drop-in advising hours or by requesting an appointment for general academic advising, discussing academic experiences, course recommendations, and advice on research and seeking professional opportunities.

  • Advising Concerns
  • General major advising, including academic planning and schedule updates/changes
    Quarterly check-ins
    Campus resources
    Course recommendations
    Internship, career, and professional advice
    Questions about the undergraduate student experience
  • Drop-in Advising Information
  • Drop-in advising is best for quick questions and limited to 15-minute meetings. It is first-come, first-served and takes place both in-person and virtually on Zoom.

    NOTE: If your advising meeting may take more than 15 minutes, please schedule an appointment with an ABI Peer Advisor.

    Please see the Spring 2024 ENT Advising Schedule at the top of the page for more details.
  • Schedule an Appointment
  • Appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance by emailing abi-advising@ucdavis.edu with your name, SID, advising concern, and days and times of availability according to peer advising hours below.

    Please see the Spring 2024 Advising Schedule at the top of the page for our peer advisors' appointment availability.
     

 

Lead Faculty Advising

Shahid Siddique, MSc, PhD
Entomology Lead Faculty Advisor
Associate Professor
Department of Entomology and Nematology
ssiddique@ucdavis.edu | 530-754-7659 | 4208 Storer Hall
Siddique Lab Website
Rachel Vannette, BA, PhD
Entomology Lead Faculty Advisor
Associate Professor and Vice-Chair
Department of Entomology and Nematology
rlvannette@ucdavis.edu | 530-752-3379 | 43 Briggs Hall
Vannette Lab Website

The ENT Lead Faculty Advisors are Dr. Shahid Siddique and Dr. Rachel Vannette. They are current professors in the Department of Entomology and Nematology. They can help guide students through their academic, research, and professional journeys. Please contact Dr. Siddique and/or Dr. Vannette with any questions or to request and schedule an appointment.

 

Advising Assistance

Michelle Mallari
Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Scheduler
Phoenix Cluster
mdmallari@ucdavis.edu | 530-754-4131 | 150 Hutchison Hall (on-site Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

Michelle Mallari is the Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Scheduler for Phoenix Cluster, which provides support for the Departments of Entomology and Nematology and Plant Pathology. Michelle can help students with: course registration, including PTAs (for ABI, ENT, GDB, NEM, PLP, and SAS courses only); variable units; RSPIB; and general advising questions via ent-advise@ucdavis.edu and in drop-in advising.