Undergraduate Advising

Advising Hours Summer 2024 (June 17th - September 20th, 2024)

In-Person, email, phone and Zoom Advising     

POLS Advising is located in Ellison Hall, 3rd Floor, #3838, unless noted otherwise.

Email: Advising@polsci.ucsb.edu

Phone: 805/893-4192


Please note these upcoming changes to our advising schedule:

We will be closed for the following campus holidays, or other in-service department events:

  • July 4th - CLOSED



Summer Session in-person advising:

***Drop-in (in person) advising does not require an appointment.***

  • Monday: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday:  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday:  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday:   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Friday: CLOSED for in-person advising: EMAIL ONLY






If you have advising questions, please email us at advising@polsci.ucsb.edu.

We typically respond within the same business day (excluding weekends, holidays and academic breaks).

Advising Office
3838 Ellison Hall



Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Alison G. Keleher, Ph.D.
[Dr. Keleher does not provide advising.  Please see the information above to contact one of our advisors.]


Meet the Advisors

Margaux Hart (she/her)


Julia Vargas (she/her/ella):



Margaux is a fourth-year Political Science transfer student with a concentration in American politics. She is a varsity coxswain on the men’s rowing team and acts as webmaster for the club. Outside of the advising office, she currently serves as social media coordinator for the Santa Barbara nonprofit, Friends of State Street, and coaches masters at Mission Rowing. Following her time at UCSB, Margaux intends to work in public relations or local government. During her free time, she loves to spend time with friends, try new recipes, go to concerts, and travel as much as possible.


Julia is a fourth-year Political Science and Spanish double major with a concentration in American Politics. She is involved in multiple multicultural organizations on campus and is on the executive board as the risk management chair for Sigma Omega Nu, as well as works as a legal intern at a Criminal/Personal Injury firm in downtown Santa Barbara. Post-graduation, she hopes to pursue law school with interests in human rights and marketing. During her free time, Julia enjoys spending time with her friends, reading, and playing golf.