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Advising Office
3838 Ellison Hall


Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Alison G. Keleher, Ph.D.
By appointment only (please contact the Advising Office to schedule an appointment)

Meet the Advisors

Senior Advisor: 
Deborah Williams

Deborah, a fourth year, is currently studying Political Science and pursuing a minor in Religious Studies.  Deborah interns at the Santa Barbara Public Defender's office, holds the position of Vice President on the UCSB Mock Trial 2018-2019 executive board, volunteers at the CALM center and is a member of Phi Alpha Delta.  After she graduates, Deborah plans to attend law school after pursuing an international fellowship.

Vassiliki Grigoropoulos

Vassiliki is a fourth year Political Science and French double major.  In addition to being the Editor-in-chief of Vagabond, UCSB's multilingual literary journal, she works as a Writing and French tutor and is an active volunteer in local politics and community projects.  Vassiliki aims to continue research in the French department this year before attending law school in the fall of 2020.

Blake Mirolla

Blake is a fourth year political science major and Spanish minor.  When he's not in the office giving you the best advice ever, he volunteers to register voters, participates in political campaigns, and listens to too much Lady Gaga.  He is the Co-President of the UCSB chapter of Students for Warren, and hopes to use the organization to mobilize students and help elect Elizabeth Warren in 2020.  Blake plans to write his senior thesis and enjoy the beach before heading off to law school after graduation.