Who is a "Transfer Student?
Transfer Students are considered students who have transferred to UCSB from a previous institution, either a community college or 4-year university.
Need to connect with a Transfer Advisor?
College of Letters & Science Transfer Advising is located at the Transfer Student Center (TSC) on the 1st Floor of the UCSB Library.
Same Day Drop-In Advising and appiontments are available. Click Here for more information.
Advisors can be reached via email at email@example.com
You may also choose to speak with our General and Honors Letters & Science Advisors
Meet your Transfer Advising Team
Juan Barrera Alcazar
Education: B.A., Psychology, UC Berkeley
Juan is a first-generation college graduate. He is from Long Beach, CA, and attended Long Beach City College before transferring to UC Berkeley. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Education. He joined the UCSB campus in 2019, where he has been advising students in the College of Letters and Science. Juan is a Ph.D. student at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UCSB, focusing on education policy, program evaluation, and research methods.
For the Fall Quarter, Juan is available for in-person advising at 1117 Cheadle Hall during the following times:
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Education: B.A., Psychology, UC Santa Barbara
Micaela (Mica) is a first-generation, non-traditional, and transfer college graduate from UCSB. She is from Santa Rosa, CA in the North Bay Area. She is passionate about helping traditionally underserved students and supporting their academic success. Mica was a former Peer Educator at the Transfer Student Center and mentor in the Transfer Student Mentoring Program. She has undergraduate research experience in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department examining self-efficacy beliefs and belonging among first-generation college students, and the Transfer Student Mentoring Program. Mica is dedicated to supporting, mentoring, and motivating college students. She serves as a full-time advisor in the TSC. In her free time, Mica enjoys exploring new places with her daughter, spending time with her family and friends, watching sports (favorite sport is basketball), journaling, reading, and dancing.
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Education: B.A., Sociology, UC Santa Barbara; M.S., Counseling Psychology, California Lutheran University
Jami Chavez is a proud Gaucho Alum, and has worked at UCSB for over sixteen years in various departments, including the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and now in the College of Letters & Science Academic Advising office as a Transfer Advisor in the Transfer Student Center for the last six year. In addition to working with transfer students in the TSC, she also works closely with non- traditional and veteran students and is a member of the veteran resource team on campus. When not at work, Jami enjoys camping, reading and spending time with her husband and three children.
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