Student Affairs Office

209 Steinhaus Hall, Bldg 502
Irvine, CA 92697
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The SPPS Student Affairs Office strives to support and educate current and future students, as well as the greater UCI community in creating contributive and kind members of society. As trusted advocates, we act as liaisons between students and the UCI campus and provide resources and guidance to ensure academic, professional, and personal success.  We value the significance of education and aim to provide an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for all.

Questions for Student Affairs?

Office Status

To ensure the safety of our staff and students, entrance into the Student Affairs Office in Steinhaus 209 is currently by appointment only. For those with an appointment, masks are required and you must show a green or yellow Zot Pass to enter.
For quick questions, email us at or submit a question through our live chat by clicking the Chat bubble in the bottom right corner of this page.

See below for detailed information about our staff and Peer Academic Advisors.

Online and Remote Availability

Monday – Thursday9 AM – 12 PM
1 PM – 4 PM
FridayAll Staff Remote

Unavailable from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. for lunch.

Our Peer Advisors are well-trained and very knowledgeable on UCI and school requirements and services.  Please use the appointment system to meet with the Peer Advisors for advice on:

  • GE and elective course selection
  • Course planning/timelines
  • Adding a minor
  • Pharmacy School admissions and prerequisite course selection
  • Form drop-off

If you need DegreeWorks updated or would like to request an increase to your unit cap, please visit

Advising Appointments

The Academic Counselors are here to ensure your academic success and personal well-being. They are available for scheduled appointments regarding:

  • Academic probation
  • Academic and personal challenges
  • Campus Honors Program advising

If you need to meet with an Academic Counselor, please email your assigned counselor or schedule an appointment using the link above.

Academic Advisors

 NameTitleRoleEmailPhone #
Andrea AnemaUndergraduate Academic Counselor Advises undergraduate PharmSci majors with last names between A-Li

On campus: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Stephanie CuellarPharmD Admissions & OutreachAdvises prospective PharmD students

On campus days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Hetty HaPharmD Student Affairs Officer Advises current and prospective PharmD students

On campus days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Erin Harper Undergraduate Academic Counselor Advises undergraduate PharmSci majors with last names between Lj-Z

On campus: Mondays and Wednesdays
Dana Onorato Graduate Affairs Officer Advises current and prospective MSP and PhD studentsdonorato@uci.edu949.824.7362
Jill RichardsonDirector of Student AffairsOversees Student Affairs Office

On campus: Mondays and Thursdays

Peer Academic Advisors

 NameTitle EmailPhone #
Javier LoeraPeer Academic Advisor pharmsci@uci.edu949.824.1991
Jennifer NguyenPeer Academic Advisor pharmsci@uci.edu949.824.1991
Hirsa SarafianPeer Academic Advisor pharmsci@uci.edu949.824.1991