Our staff are organized by their job functions in this listing.
Here you will find all the people who provide administrative
support and academic support for the following departments,
programs and museums:
Art Studio, Art History, Cinema and Digital Media, Design, Design
Museum, Music, Performance Studies, Theatre and Dance
In-Person: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm T–FRemote: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm M
Provides oversight and management in the areas of business and
finance, contract and grant administration, academic and staff
human resources, teaching and instructional support, computer
operations and support, space and research and teaching
laboratory support needs.
In Person: Week 1 WR 9-5:30; Week 2 MTF 9-5:30Remote: Week 1 MTF2:30-5:30; Week 2 W2:30-5:30 R 1:30-5:30
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 over 10 years. Her passion is helping students create a rewarding undergraduate experience.
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.
In Person: 8:00–5:00 T-FRemote: 8:00–5:00 MAdvising: 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.
Christina Acosta writes and edits the music concert programs for
the department ensembles and noon concerts. She is the managing
editor (since 1986) of the UC Press musicology journal
19th-Century Music and also works as a freelance
editor for Oxford University Press (Opera Quarterly
and Leo Baeck Yearbook). She earned her bachelor’s
and master’s degrees from the music department at San Francisco
Stephen Bingen is a Research Associate with the
department of music and acts as the audio and video engineer for
the Pitzer Center. Stephen handles all audio and video recording,
live-streaming, sound reinforcement, and digitization of archives
for the department. He also provides assistance and guidance for
student and faculty research projects in music composition.
respond to requests for updates to the Arts Group websites.
We can update your profile, post class and event
information, add photographs, create forms for you, and
The Arts Group websites are maintained by several Arts Group
staff. Your ticket will be handled by the staff assigned to the
appropriate program, but we also will consult with additional
staff to complete your request as needed.