Engineering Student Services advising

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Upon admission, every Berkeley Engineering student is assigned an academic adviser based on their major. Your Engineering Student Services (ESS) adviser works with you throughout your entire undergraduate career and is your key to a successful experience at Berkeley.

ESS advisers are available to help with everything related to your undergraduate education. They answer questions about degree and graduation requirements as well as academic policies and procedures. They assist with course selection and help address challenges you may be facing in your studies. They can suggest enrichment opportunities or make referrals to campus resources. They’re here to offer guidance and support.

Students admitted as undeclared work with a special adviser until they declare a major; at that point, their ESS adviser will be based on their new major.

Meet our advisers

Kathy BarrettKathy Barrett
kbarrett@berkeley.edu
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research; Materials Science & Engineering; Mechanical Engineering last name U-Z; Joint majors (except BioE/MSE)

Catherine Bouvier DangCatherine Bouvier Dang
catherinedang@berkeley.edu
Civil Engineering; Mechanical Engineering last name S-T

Chaniqua ButscherChaniqua Butscher
chaniqua@berkeley.edu
Mechanical Engineering last name A-R; Nuclear Engineering

Olivia ChanOlivia Chan
oychan@berkeley.edu
EECS last name Rb-Z; Energy Engineering; Engineering Math & Stat; Environmental Engineering Science

Bryan JonesBryan Jones
bkjones@berkeley.edu
EECS last name A-Ha and P-Ra; Engineering Physics
 

Shareena SamsonShareena Samson
shareena@berkeley.edu
Bioengineering last name T-Z; EECS last name Hb-O

Joey WongJoey Wong
joeywong@berkeley.edu
Bioengineering last name A-S; Engineering Undeclared; BioE & EECS double majors; BioE/MSE joint major

Sharon MuellerSharon Mueller
smueller@berkeley.edu
Director of Advising and Policy, Engineering Student Services

Who is my ESS adviser?

ESS adviser assignments are based on major. Engineering Undeclared students see adviser Joey Wong until declaration of their majors.

Bioengineering:
A-S: see Joey Wong, joeywong@berkeley.edu
T-Z: see Shareena Samson, shareena@berkeley.edu

Civil Engineering: see Catherine Bouvier Dang, catherinedang@berkeley.edu

Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences:
A-Ha: see Bryan Jones, bkjones@berkeley.edu
Hb-O: see Shareena Samson, shareena@berkeley.edu
P-Ra: see Bryan Jones, bkjones@berkeley.edu
Rb-Z: see Olivia Chan, oychan@berkeley.edu

Energy Engineering: see Olivia Chan, oychan@berkeley.edu

Engineering Mathematics & Statistics: see Olivia Chan, oychan@berkeley.edu

Engineering Physics: see Bryan Jones, bkjones@berkeley.edu

Environmental Engineering Science: see Olivia Chan, oychan@berkeley.edu

Industrial Engineering & Operations Researchsee Kathy Barrett, kbarrett@berkeley.edu

Materials Science & Engineering: see Kathy Barrett, kbarrett@berkeley.edu

Mechanical Engineering
A-R: see Chaniqua Butscher, chaniqua@berkeley.edu
S-T: see Catherine Bouvier Dang, catherinedang@berkeley.edu
U-Z: see Kathy Barrett, kbarrett@berkeley.edu

Nuclear Engineering: see Chaniqua Butscher, chaniqua@berkeley.edu

Joint majors: 
Bioengineering/Materials Science & Engineering: see Joey Wong, joeywong@berkeley.edu
All others: see Kathy Barrett, kbarrett@berkeley.edu

Double majors: 
Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences: see Joey Wong, joeywong@berkeley.edu
All others: Student's choice

Undeclared engineering: see Joey Wong, joeywong@berkeley.edu

Limited (Education Abroad visitors): see Chaniqua Butscher, chaniqua@berkeley.edu

How do I meet with my adviser?

Advising is available by appointment only, except on Wednesdays, which are reserved for drop-in advising.  

Use our online appointment system or call (510) 642-7594 during business hours. Scheduled appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9–11:45 a.m. and 1–3:45 p.m.

Please be on time for your appointment. If you are more than five minutes late, you will be asked to reschedule.

Can I just drop by?

We offer drop-in advising every Wednesday from 9–11:30 a.m. and 1–3:30 p.m. Come to Engineering Student Services in 230 Bechtel Engineering Center and sign in at the front desk. Drop-in advising is on a first-come, first-served basis. Waiting times may vary dramatically, depending on demand. Whenever possible, it’s best to make an appointment.

Can I email or call my adviser?

You may contact your adviser via email or phone. For matters requiring in-depth discussion, it’s best to meet with your adviser in person. If you are unable to come to ESS for a meeting, you can schedule a phone appointment.

Where can I find my adviser?

Engineering Student Services

230 Bechtel Engineering Center
Phone: (510) 642-7594
Fax: (510) 643-8653

Office hours: 
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.