UCUA Team and Primary Advisors

Primary Advisor Availability*:

*If you do not have an assigned primary advisor, please come to a drop-in advising session or email aa-advising@csulb.edu.

  • Email: Alejandra.Guzman@csulb.edu
  • Drop-in Advising with your Primary Advisor:
    • February 5th through May 31st
      • Zoom/Virtual: Mondays 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (use zoom link on www.csulb.edu/ucua)
      • In-Person: Thursdays 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    • June 3rd through September 6th
      • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with the first available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)
  • If Your Schedule Doesn't Permit You To Meet With Your Primary Advisor
    • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with any available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)

Please note that Alejandra will be out of the office and not available via email on the following date(s):

  • Friday, February 9th from 8:00am - 1:00pm

  • Email: Amir.Nia@csulb.edu
  • Drop-in Advising with your Primary Advisor:
    • February 5th through May 31st
      • Zoom/Virtual: Wednesdays 9:00 am - 11:30 am (use zoom link on www.csulb.edu/ucua
      • In-Person: Thursdays 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • June 3rd through September 6th
      • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with the first available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)
  • If Your Schedule Doesn't Permit You To Meet With Your Primary Advisor
    • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with any available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)

Please note that Amir will be out of the office and not available via email on the following date(s):

  • Friday, February 9th from 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Monday, February 19th
  • Tuesday, February 20th
  • Wednesday, February 21st

  • Email: Andre.Ludd@csulb.edu
  • Drop-in Advising with your Primary Advisor:
    • February 5th through May 31st
      • Zoom/Virtual: Mondays 9:00 am - 11:30 am (use zoom link on www.csulb.edu/ucua
      • In-Person: Tuesdays 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    • June 3rd through September 6th
      • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with the first available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)
  • If Your Schedule Doesn't Permit You To Meet With Your Primary Advisor
    • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with any available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)

Please note that Andre will be out of the office and not available via email on the following date(s):

  • Tuesday, February 6th
  • Friday, February 9th from 8:00am - 1:00pm

  • Email: Athena.Mitchell@csulb.edu
  • Drop-in Advising with your Primary Advisor:
    • February 5th through May 31st
      • Zoom/Virtual: Mondays 9:00 am - 11:30 am (use zoom link on www.csulb.edu/ucua
      • In-Person: Thursdays 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • June 3rd through September 6th
      • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with the first available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)
  • If Your Schedule Doesn't Permit You To Meet With Your Primary Advisor
    • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with any available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)

Please note that Athena will be out of the office and not available via email on the following date(s):

  • Friday, February 9th from 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Thursday, February 22nd from 12:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Email: Auri.Gaines@csulb.edu
  • Drop-in Advising with your Primary Advisor:
    • February 5th through May 31st
      • In-Person: Tuesdays 9:00 am - 11:30 am
      • Zoom/Virtual: Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (use zoom link on www.csulb.edu/ucua
    • June 3rd through September 6th
      • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with the first available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)
  • If Your Schedule Doesn't Permit You To Meet With Your Primary Advisor
    • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with any available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)

Please note that Auri will be out of the office and not available via email on the following date(s):

  • Friday, February 9th from 8:00am - 1:00pm

  • Email: Jill.DeLaTorre@csulb.edu
  • Drop-in Advising with your Primary Advisor:
    • February 5th through May 31st
      • Zoom/Virtual: Mondays 9:00 am - 11:30 am (use zoom link on www.csulb.edu/ucua
      • In-Person: Tuesdays 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • June 3rd through September 6th
      • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with the first available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)
  • If Your Schedule Doesn't Permit You To Meet With Your Primary Advisor
    • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with any available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)

Please note that Jill will be out of the office and not available via email on the following date(s):

  • Friday, February 9th from 8:00am - 1:00pm

  • Email: Josh.Scepanski@csulb.edu 
  • Drop-in Advising with your Primary Advisor (Email Josh to request a drop-in time):
    • February 5th through May 31st
      • In-Person: Mondays through Wednesdays
      • Zoom/Virtual: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
    • June 3rd through September 6th
      • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with the first available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)
  • If Your Schedule Doesn't Permit You To Meet With Your Primary Advisor
    • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with any available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)

Please note that Josh will be out of the office and not available via email on the following date(s):

  • Friday, February 9th from 8:00am - 1:00pm

  • Email: Kerilyn.Counter@csulb.edu
  • Drop-in Advising with your Primary Advisor:
    • February 5th through May 31st
      • Zoom/Virtual: Mondays 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (use zoom link on www.csulb.edu/ucua
      • In-Person: Thursdays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • June 3rd through September 6th
      • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with the first available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)
  • If Your Schedule Doesn't Permit You To Meet With Your Primary Advisor
    • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with any available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)

Please note that Kerilyn will be out of the office and not available via email on the following date(s):

  • Wednesday, February 7th
  • Thursday, February 8th
  • Friday, February 9th from 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Friday, February 16th
  • Monday, February 19th

  • Email:LaKeysha.Carter@csulb.edu
  • Drop-in Advising with your Primary Advisor:
    • February 5th through May 31st
      • Zoom/Virtual: Wednesdays 9:00 am - 11:30 am (use zoom link on www.csulb.edu/ucua
      • In-Person: Thursdays 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    • June 3rd through September 6th
      • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with the first available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)
  • If Your Schedule Doesn't Permit You To Meet With Your Primary Advisor
    • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with any available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)

Please note that LaKeysha will be out of the office and not available via email on the following date(s):

  • Friday, February 9th from 8:00am - 1:00pm

  • Email: Michael.Warden@csulb.edu
  • Drop-in Advising with your Primary Advisor (Email Michael to request a drop-in time):
    • February 5th through May 31st
      • Zoom/Virtual: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
      • In-Person: Wednesdays through Fridays
    • June 3rd through September 6th
      • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with the first available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)
  • If Your Schedule Doesn't Permit You To Meet With Your Primary Advisor
    • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with any available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)

Please note that Michael will be out of the office and not available via email on the following date(s):

  • Friday, February 9th from 8:00am - 1:00pm

  • Email: Nylene.Sasso@csulb.edu
  • Drop-in Advising with your Primary Advisor:
    • February 5th through May 31st
      • In-Person: Tuesdays 9:00 am - 11:30 am
      • Zoom/Virtual: Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (use zoom link on www.csulb.edu/ucua
    • June 3rd through September 6th
      • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with the first available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)
  • If Your Schedule Doesn't Permit You To Meet With Your Primary Advisor
    • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with any available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)

Please note that Nylene will be out of the office and not available via email on the following date(s):

  • Friday, February 9th
  • Monday, February 19th

  • Email: Sonia.Munoz-Duran@csulb.edu
  • Drop-in Advising with your Primary Advisor:
    • February 5th through May 31st
      • In-Person: Tuesdays 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      • Zoom/Virtual: Fridays 9:00 am - 11:30 am (use zoom link on www.csulb.edu/ucua
    • June 3rd through September 6th
      • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with the first available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)
  • If Your Schedule Doesn't Permit You To Meet With Your Primary Advisor
    • Visit UCUA during drop-in advising and meet with any available academic advisor (www.csulb.edu/ucua)

Please note that Sonia will be out of the office and not available via email on the following date(s):

  • Friday, February 9th from 8:00am - 1:00pm

UCUA Staff:

Executive Director, University Academic Advisement & California Promise Program

Associate Directors

Academic Advisors/Coordinators

  • Amir Nia (Coordinator & Senior Academic Advisor: First-time/First-year Coordinator)
  • Jill De La Torre (Coordinator & Senior Academic Advisor: GWAR Advisor & GEGC Coordinator)
  • Kerilyn Counter (Coordinator & Senior Academic Advisor: Beach Transfer Transition Center & Beach Academy)
  • LaKeysha Carter (Senior Undergraduate Graduation Coordinator: Beach Pledge Program)
  • Nylene Sasso (Coordinator & Senior Academic Advisor: Second Year Coordinator)
  • Sonia Muñoz-Duran (Coordinator & Senior Academic Advisor: GenExcel, Academic Warning, & Reinstatement)

Academic Advisors

eAdvising Project Lead & Trainer

Operations