Office Hours: 7:30-4:00 M-F Advising: 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 M-F
Ariel Collatz is an academic advisor and program manager for the Arts Group Advising Center. She holds a B. A degree in History from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and a M.S. in Counseling with a specialization in Career Development from Sacramento State University. She has worked as an undergraduate advisor at UC Davis for 11 years. Her passion is helping students create a rewarding undergraduate experience.
Office Hours: 8:00-5:00 M-FAdvising Hours: 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00
Julie McGilvray, academic advisor for the Arts Group Advising Center, received a M.S. degree in Career Counseling from California State University, Sacramento. Julie was an intern during the 2014-2015 year at the UC Davis Internship and Career Center, facilitating workshops and providing career advising to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars seeking careers beyond academia. Her previous work experience includes over 12 years of experience in the career transition services, and providing career advising to diverse population of adults in career transition from many different career paths. Previously, she has worked for outplacement organizations in the SF Bay Area and Sacramento, and a Sacramento non-profit supporting homeless women and children become self-sustainable. Julie has a passion for assisting individuals to achieve educational and career goals.
Office Hours: 8:00-5:00 M-FAdvising: 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00
Barbara Olivier is one of the undergraduate program coordinators and academic advisor in the Arts Group Advising Center. Her previous work experience has been extensive in the public and private sector with a vast range of administrative and clerical duties and responsibilities, which has led her to UC Davis. She has held various positions within the University, beginning as a senior secretary in the temp pool and had led her to begin her career in advising in 2002. Barbara has held positions in Political Science/International Relations, as well as Languages and Literatures, before accepting a position with the Music Department. Her main focus is assisting undergraduates with their academic and future career goals.
Office Hours: 8:00-5:00 M-F Advising: 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 M-F
Kathryn Shickman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Arts degree in Human Development from California State University, Los Angeles. She has worked as an undergraduate advisor and program coordinator at The Arts Group Advising Center here at UC Davis since August, 2014. She has previously worked as an advising assistant on campus in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and at Services for International Students and Scholars. In her career prior to coming to UC Davis, she has held many roles in the fields of education and developmental psychology.
Peer Advisors are currently enrolled students in our majors. They can help students with questions regarding courses and scheduling, filling out petitions, getting involved on-campus, on-campus resources. During the academic year, Peer Advisors are available daily for drop-in advising at the Arts Group Advising Center and other locations.