Animal Science Advising Center Staff

ASAC Staff and Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors

There are four Peer Advisors, and one Office Assistant in the Animal Science Advising Center. Each Peer Advisor can help you with general major advising and scheduling.

The Peer Advisors are available through appointments made in the Advising Center.

Appointments can be made in person, by e-mail at asac@ucdavis.edu, or by phone at (530) 754-7915.

Don't have time for an appointment? Don't worry; many questions can be answered via email or on a phone call.

Cheyenne Chen Peer Advisor

Cheyenne Chen, Peer Advisor

Email: asac@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-7915
Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Cheyenne is a fourth year Animal Science major with a specialization in animal behavior. She hopes to attend veterinary school after she graduates and become a small animal and exotics veterinarian. She loves working with dogs and cats, and has spent her past summers working at small animal and exotic veterinary clinics in the Bay Area. She is a member of the UC Davis Collegiate Track and Field team as a 400 meter hurdler and spends much of her time on the Woody Wilson Track. She loves to help so if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Kiara Cuevas, Peer Advisor

Kiara Cuevas, Peer Advisor

Email: asac@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-7915
Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Kiara is a third year Agricultural and Environmental Education major focusing on Animal Science. She is originally from Lawndale, a small beach city in the LA area. On campus, she is involved with the Aggie Ambassadors, the outreach and leadership club for the CA&ES, as is a sister of Sigma Alpha, a professional agriculture interest sorority. Kiara is interested in pursuing a career that allows her to combine her love for working with animals and teaching. In her free time, she likes to watch Netflix, bake, and walk dogs. Kiara is also the department's RHAT Peer, so she also works with freshman a few hours a week in the dorm's Academic Advising Centers.

Maria Gutierrez, Peer Advisor

Maria Gutierrez, Peer Advisor

Email: asac@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-7915
Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Maria is a fourth year Agricultural and Environmental Education Major with an emphasis in Animal Science. She is interested in pursuing a career in teaching in a High School FFA Program. On campus, she is involved in Sigma Alpha, the professional Agriculture Sorority. She recently studied abroad in Spain with the UC Davis Summer Abroad Program and is the Animal Science Study Abroad Peer Advisor. She is a great person to talk to if you are interested in studying abroad, or just want to know about the program! 

MIrella Lopez, Peer Advisor

Mirella Lopez, Peer Advisor

Email: asac@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-7915
Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Mirella is a third year Animal Science major with a specialization in animal physiology. She is originally from Turlock, CA. She hopes to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and eventually become a public health veterinarian. She has been involved in research with the Animal Science Department and is a current intern at Crees Brothers Farm in Davis. She is also a volunteer with the Knights Landing One Health Clinic and the Mercer Vet Clinic. In her free time, Mirella enjoys reading, watching Netflix, exploring new foods downtown, and hanging out with friends. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Animal Science Advising Center Staff

Emma Martinez, Katherine Livingston, Kathryn Jackson

The Animal Science Advising Center employs three Student Affairs Officers who serve as Staff Advisors. All of our advisers can help you with scheduling, major requirements, degree certification, CRNs, internships, academic difficulty, petitions, grades, transfer credit, and more.

The staff advisors are available by appointments scheduled through the front desk in 1202 Meyer Hall, (530) 754-7915, asac@ucdavis.edu.

Grace Dell'Olio - Administrative Assistant

Grace Dell'Olio - Administrative Assistant

Email: gadellolio@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-7915
Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Grace graduated in 2011 from UC Davis with a BS in Animal Science with a specialization in Livestock & Dairy.  She then worked for several UC Davis departments, including five years at the UC Davis Medical Center at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science.  She has now returned to Animal Science to continue helping students.  Her hobbies include playing Dungeons & Dragons (as well as other tabletop role playing games) and continuing to learn as much as possible about cattle.

Kathryn Jackson - Student Affairs Officer, Staff Advisor

Kathryn Jackson, Staff Advisor Animal Science

Email: katjackson@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-4276
Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202B Meyer Hall

Kathryn earned her Bachelor of Science Degree with an Equine Specialization at UC Davis in 2005, and completed a Master of Science Degree in Animal Biology in 2009 in the department, researching production and reproduction traits in transgenic dairy goats. She taught animal science and animal nutrition courses at Sierra College from 2008-2012. Her areas of interest include study abroad opportunities for students as well as professional development of students and staff. She serves as Co-Chair for the 2015 UC Davis Academic Advising Conference and as a member of the Advising Training and Development Task Force. She has taught in the capacity of lecturer for the department in the 2012 summer course, ANS 12, Animal Science: Basic Principles and Application. Her personal interests include billiards, softball, weight training, and dairy production in water buffalo in the U.S.

Katherine Livingston - Student Affairs Officer, Staff Advisor

Katherine Livingston, Staff Adviser Animal Science

Email: keclivingston@ucdavis.edu 
Phone: (530) 754-6024
Office: 1202D Meyer Hall

Katherine graduated from The University of Arizona in 2011 with a B.A. in Anthropology. Katherine moved to Davis, California in the summer of 2015, from New Jersey, where she worked with college students majoring in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics fields. She has a particular interest in student retention, and also enjoys all aspects of student event planning. Katherine loves to spend her spare time hanging out with her family, playing with her beagle Dexter, riding her bike, going to The Davis Farmer's Market and cooking tasty food.

Emma Martinez - Student Affairs Officer, Staff Advisor

Emma Martinez, Adviser Animal Science

Email: eadmartinez@ucdavis.edu 
Phone: (530) 752-6118
Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202C Meyer Hall

Emma earned her Bachelor of Science Degree with a Disciplinary Focus in Animal Behavior at UC Davis in 2012. While she was a student, Emma was a peer adviser and a front office assistant for the Animal Science Advising Center. Her areas of interest include scholarship development, peer adviser training, and other topics. She was a sister of the Sigma Alpha sorority- a professional sorority focused on promoting women in all facets of agriculture. She is now an adviser and alumni executive member for the Lambda Chapter at UC Davis. Emma is heavily involved in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences FFA Field Day for the last 6 years as the tabulations coordinator. Her personal interests include reading, knitting, playing with her cats, and dairy production in the U.S.

Lisa Nash Holmes, Advising Center Supervisor and Staff Research Associate

Lisa Nash Holmes - Advising Center Supervisor and Staff Research Associate

Email: lnholmes@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-6022
Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202A Meyer Hall

Graduate Program Assistants


Email: animalbiologygrad@ucdavis.edu
Phone: 530-752-2382
Office: 1249 Meyer Hall

The Graduate Program Assistants for the Animal Science Department are available to assist both prospective and current students in the Animal Biology Graduate Group and the Avian Sciences Graduate Group. They are available to guide you through the myriad of questions that arise when applying to graduate study.

New graduate students can depend on them to help make the transition into Graduate School as smooth as possible. They offer registration, assistantship, fellowship and other information that is pertinent to both new and continuing students.

Drop-ins are welcome, but if you need to make an appointment, you may reach the Graduate Program Assistants using the contact info above.

Faculty Advisors

Faculty advisors are professors; they provide in-depth information on particular areas of study and serve as a contact point between the student and the faculty. They assist students in selecting specializations and have full authority regarding courses taken to fulfill the student's specialization. In addition, they are responsible for completing degree checks for graduating students and determining degree certification for the major.

Faculty advisors also discuss research possibilities for students with other faculty, career opportunities, and in general, act as a mentor for the student.

Every student in the ANS, ANM, and AEE majors is assigned to their own faculty advisor.

Students are assigned to faculty advisors based on their specialization, interests, and the current workload of the faculty advisor. The selection of faculty advisers is done by the Master Advisor and the Staff Adviosrs.

Faculty Advisors handle their own scheduling; you must contact him/her directly to make an appointment.

ANS and ANM students:

Find your Faculty Advisor by clicking on the following link:

http://dcbsp.ucdavis.edu/FacultyAdvisers/

NOTE: This ANS/ANM Faculty Advisor system is not compatible on the Safari or Google Chrome web browsers. To find your Faculty Advisor, email asac@ucdavis.edu with your name and major included.

AEE students:

Your Faculty Advisors are Lynn Martindale and Dr. Deanne Meyer:

Lynn Martindale: http://education.ucdavis.edu/faculty-profile/lynn-martindale

Deanne Meyer: http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/faculty/meyer/index.html

Click here to learn more about the Department of Animal Science Faculty.