Meet UCI BioSci Student Affairs!

Your Helpful Guides to BioSci Undergraduate Education

When it comes to planning and progressing in your education here, there’s a special team poised to help. The academic counselors at the BioSci Student Affairs Office look forward to working with you to chart your educational path, to connect you with services, and assist you in making the most of your undergraduate experience.

One of their primary goals is to help plan your coursework, both in the short and long term. They provide guidance on degree requirements, schedules, university policies, research project opportunities and more. The counselors seek to ensure you explore all the possibilities during your years here and beyond.

If you are considering entering a health profession, the Student Affairs Office can provide specialized advising in those areas, from medical and dental to pharmacy, veterinary and more. Each counselor is trained as a Health Science Advisor and understands the specific procedures, requirements and timelines for applying to professional schools. While graduation may seem far off, it’s best to visit now to begin planning.

The counselors also meet with you periodically to review your progress, so you can be confident you are on track in your chosen major. You can get together with a counselor once a quarter, once a year, or on another schedule that works best for you.

The BioSci Student Affairs team assists in numerous other areas as well, such as referring you to campus support services, obtaining the Dean’s signature on necessary forms, and answering a variety of questions.

 If you are a prospective student, please select the Prospective Students link to learn more about what the School of Biological Sciences offers you.

Services Provided

Academic Counseling

Pre-Health Professional Advisement

Short and Long-term Course Planning

Reference to Campus Support Services

Dean’s Signature/ Approval for Forms

And More!

Meet the Counselors

From your UCI email address, please email only one Academic Counselor directly for questions & online appointments.

Joanna Bradshaw

Joanna Bradshaw
Bio Sci Petitions and Prerequisite Clearance

Jenna Bague-Sampson

Jenna Bague-Sampson
School of Bio Sci Pre Med Post Bacc

Eunice Choi-Yang

Eunice Choi-Yang
Articulation and Bio Sci 3A

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Joell Emoto-Johnston
DCE Concurrent Enrollment and Excess Units

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Kristin Fung
EASE and Degree Certifications A-L

Jennifer Maitland

Jenn Maitland
Excess Units and Bio 3B

Sherry Ong

Sherry Ong
International Student Advising and Bio 197/198/199

Susan Schafer

Susan Schafer
Excellence in Research and Degree Certifications M-Z

Christin Stephens

Christin Stephens
Bio 194S and Bio Sci Tutoring Program

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Diana Tien-Chan
Change of Majors and Announcements

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Raven Yoshitomi
GPA Probation/Disqualification and Enrollment Exceptions


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BioSci Peer Academic Advisors
Student Experience regarding scheduling/course loads, etc.

Mental Health Wellness and Support

Having an academic routine and engaging in academic self-care can will help you achieve your student goals! The UCI Counseling Center is the primary counseling and mental health agency for UC Irvine undergraduate and graduate students. The counselors at the UCI Counseling Center strive to assist students with their academic success by developing dimensions of well-being.

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Walk-in Advising

We invite you to visit the Bio Sci Student Affairs office during open office hours and meet with an academic counselor or peer academic advisor in a walk-in advising session. Walk-ins are seen on a first come, first serve basis and are limited to a maximum of 15 minutes. Please plan to sign up for walk-in 30-60 minutes before the office closes to ensure you can be seen that day.


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If walk-in advising is not adequate to meet your needs, you may schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor for up to thirty minutes. Appointments can be scheduled one day to one week in advance, at our front desk or by calling the office’s main phone number.

Undergraduate Education

UCI BioSci Undergraduates

Academic Advising

Undergraduate Education

UCI BioSci Undergraduates

Academic Advising


Walk-in advising and in-person appointments are not available at this time due to COVID-19. Please utilize BioSci Chat or email one counselor above to schedule an online appointment.