We approach academic advising a little differently at Viterbi.

For us, advisement is more than just course scheduling and policies. As specialists in student development and engagement, we view student success through the cumulative outcome of academics and personal growth.  At the end of your undergraduate Viterbi journey, our goal is that students not only excelled in their academic pursuits but also challenged themselves as leaders and mentors as well as fostered an engaged community of their peers, faculty and advisors.

Our first-year advising team is the first stop on this journey as you begin to explore your Viterbi identity.

Meet Your faVe Advisors

First Year Advising for Viterbi Excellence

First-year advisors hold drop-in advisement times Monday – Friday 3:00pm – 4:00pm in RTH 110. Drop-in advisement is for quick questions and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Department Advising Specialists

After your first year, you will transition to a departmental advising specialist for your declared major who will guide you through to graduation.

Aerospace & Mechanical

Ken Eng, Director of AME Student Services
Natalie Guevara, AME Academic Advisor



Chris Noll, Director of BME Student Services


Karen Woo, CHEM Academic Advisor

Computer Science

Lizsl De Leon, Director of CS Student Affairs
CS Academic Advisors: Ryan Rozan, 
Norma Perry, Chrissy Franks Sayed, Mara Ragan, Kevin Henry

Civil & Environmental

Geraldine Lorenzo, CE Academic Advisor


Jaime Zelada, EE Academic Advisor

Industrial & Systems

Jamie Merritt, ISE Academic Advisor