Animal Science Advising Center Staff

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

Megan Hayes, Office Assistant

Megan Hayes, Office Assistant

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

Megan is the Office Assistant at the Animal Science Advising Center. She is a fourth year Animal Science major with an equine specialization and a minor in Wild Life and Ecology. On campus she has worked at the UC Davis Equestrian Center as the Head Riding instructor for the Recreation Riding program for several years and is also a current member of the UC Davis Hunter-Jumper Team. In her spare time she enjoys drawing, reading, and spending time with her adorable horses Lady and Rusty. Megan is pursuing a career in equine nutrition after receiving her degree. She loves to help people so if you have any questions, horse-related or not, feel free to ask.

Christina Long, Peer Adviser

Christina Long, Peer Advisor

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

Christina is a fourth year Animal Science major with a specialization in animal behavior. She is interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine with small animals or exotics/wildlife, in addition to doing behavioral research. On campus, she is involved in the University Chorus and can be seen in the occasional opera or solo performance. She recently studied abroad at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and is the Animal Science Study Abroad Peer Adviser. She is a great person to talk to if you are interested in taking classes for your major abroad, or just want to know about the program! 

Brenna Sullivan, Peer Adviser

Brenna Sullivan, Peer Advisor

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

Brenna is a fourth year Animal Science major specializing in animal physiology. She is originally from Los Angeles, California where she visits during breaks to spend time with her family. Brenna hopes to attend veterinary school after she graduates UC Davis and eventually become a small animal veterinarian. She is involved in research within the Animal Science Department and is an animal care volunteer at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine for an endangered species of vole. In her free time, Brenna enjoys playing tennis, trying new foods, trying new recipes, and traveling. During the summer, she usually travels to Guatemala for a month to spend time with her mother's family and soak up some sun.

Kyra Van Der Zalm, Peer Advisor

Kyra Van Der Zalm, Peer Advisor

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

Kyra is a fourth year Animal Science major specializing in Animal Behavior. She is originally from Southern California, but also lived in the Netherlands with the rest of her family for six years before coming to Davis. Kyra hopes to attend a Master's program focused on animal behavior and welfare and eventually pursue a career in teaching and research. She loves dogs and in her free time likes to spend time with friends, exercise and explore the arboretum and downtown Davis.

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

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 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. Cary Trexler:

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

Dr. Cary Trexler: http://education.ucdavis.edu/faculty-profile/cary-trexler 

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