Engineering Student Services advising


Engineering Student Services

230 Bechtel Engineering Center # 1702
Berkeley, CA 94720-1702
(510) 642-7594

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

Until further notice all ESS appointments will be conducted virtually. Please continue to make appointments with your ESS adviser online and you will be emailed the link for your virtual appointment.

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 the advisers

Catherine Bouvier Dang
Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering last name S-Z

Chaniqua Butscher
Mechanical Engineering last name A-R; Nuclear Engineering

Olivia Chan
EECS last name Si-Z; Energy Engineering; Engineering Math & Stat; Environmental Engineering Science, Materials Science & Engineering last name A-L

Bryan Jones
EECS last name A-Ha; Engineering Physics

Shareena Samson
Bioengineering last name T-Z; EECS last name Hb-Ma, Materials Science & Engineering last name M-Z, Joint Majors

Dawn Strough
EECS last name Mb-Sh; Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Joey Wong
Bioengineering last name A-S; Engineering Undeclared; BioE & EECS double majors; BioE/MSE joint major

Sharon Mueller
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.

A-S: see Joey Wong,
T-Z: see Shareena Samson,

Civil Engineering: see Catherine Bouvier Dang,

Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences:
A-Ha: see Bryan Jones,
Hb-Ma: see Shareena Samson,
Mb-Sh: see Dawn Strough,
Si-Z: see Olivia Chan,

Energy Engineering: see Olivia Chan,

Engineering Mathematics & Statistics: see Olivia Chan,

Engineering Physics: see Bryan Jones,

Environmental Engineering Science: see Olivia Chan,

Industrial Engineering & Operations Researchsee Dawn Strough,

Materials Science & Engineering:
A-L: see Olivia Chan,
M-Z: see Shareena Samson,

Mechanical Engineering:
A-R: see Chaniqua Butscher,
S-Z: see Catherine Bouvier Dang,

Nuclear Engineering: see Chaniqua Butscher,

Joint majors: 
Bioengineering/Materials Science & Engineering: see Joey Wong,
All others: see Shareena Samson,

Double majors: 
Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences: see Joey Wong,
All others: Student’s choice

Undeclared engineering: see Joey Wong,

Limited (Education Abroad visitors): see Chaniqua Butscher,

How do I meet with my adviser?

Advising is available by appointment only.

Use our online appointment system or call (510) 642-7594 during business hours. Scheduled appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9–4 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.