Meet Your Advisers

    Interim Lead Academic Preceptor

  • Marie Yoo

    Marie Yoo

    She/Her/Her Pronouns

    As an adviser, Marie provides assistance in academic planning, administrative policies and procedures and assist students in utilizing the resources and opportunities available on campus. She also work collaboratively with staff of various units to develop and implement events and programs geared to enhancing academic and personal success. Marie received an undergraduate degree from UCSC—go Slugs! and enjoys being part of the community that fosters and promotes higher education for all individuals.  In her free time, Marie enjoys watching her children’s soccer games and playing with her dog.

  • Academic Adviser

  • Jeffrey Chipix

    Jeffrey Chipix

    He/Him/His Pronouns

    Jeffrey was born and raised in Los Angeles where his academic journey has taken him to UC Santa Barbara where he obtained his B.A. in Chican@ Studies. Afterwards, he did two years of service with City Year Los Angeles giving him the opportunity to tutor and mentor ninth graders in Boyle Heights. Through City Year, Jeffrey realized his passion of working with students as he pursued graduate school. In May 2017, Jeffrey attained his M.A in School Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential from Loyola Marymount University.

    Previously to UCSC, Jeffrey has worked in the Outreach and Recruitment Department in Los Angeles City College giving admission presentations and meeting prospective students to discuss next steps post high school. Jeffrey was a Student Success Coach for the Pathways program at Pasadena City College as he helped first year students with Education Planning, Career Exploration, and Learning Strategies. In Fall 2017, Jeffrey was an instructor at Pasadena City College where he taught a First Year Seminar where he helped students with Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, College Resources, and Study Skills. 

    In his free time, Jeffrey enjoys playing NBA2K on his Xbox One, watch his beloved Lakers on TV or go to games, watch movies, eat, and run. Jeffrey has ran 3 Los Angeles Marathons (2015, 2016, and 2017) and hopes to run future marathons outside of Los Angeles. 


  • EOP Counselor

  • Wassila George

    Wassila George,

    She/Her/Hers Pronouns

    As an EOP Counselor, Wassila aids in facilitating students' academic, social, and personal transitions/adjustments to the university. EOP values the different aspects of a student's life and are concerned with how these aspects affect their academic success. Some aspects may include: lifestyle, cultural values, and relationships.

    EOP Academic Counselors are available by appointment to meet individually with you to discuss personal and academic issues. They can connect you with appropriate resources, as well as counsel you through your personal concerns that may be negatively affecting your academic success. So please stop by the EOP office in the ARCenter and they will be happy to assist you!