Academic Advising Services

Visit our team and meet with an academic advisor who can provide accurate information regarding questions related to University, College, General education, and graduation requirements. The Nest also offers pre-graduate advising to provide guidance on post undergraduate educational options

Director of Strategic NA Retention Initiative 

Michelle Villegas-Frazier

The Director of The Native Nest provides support to students in many capacities, including academic advising. Students can meet with the Director to discuss any goals, concerns, and/or planning they have related to their academic success at UC Davis. You can connect with Michelle Villegas-Frazier, Director, at mavillegas@ucdavis.edu or schedule a virtual or in-person appointment via Calendly. You can also connect with Dr. Deserea Langley, Interim Associate Director, at drlangley@ucdavis.edu or schedule a virtual or in-person appointment via Calendly.

Graduate Student Advising

NAS Graduate students provide insight of what to expect in an NAS graduate program. Including the ins and out of the application process, allowing students to gain clarity for a deeper understanding within NAS Master and PHD programs. You can connect with Michelle Villegas-Frazier, Director, at mavillegas@ucdavis.edu or schedule a virtual or in-person appointment via Calendly. You can also connect with Dr. Deserea Langley, Interim Associate Director, at drlangley@ucdavis.edu or schedule a virtual or in-person appointment via Calendly.

Pre-Graduate Advising

Pre-Graduate advising is here to support students to enhance their preparation and applications for professional degrees or graduate school. Advisors highly encourage students who are unsure about graduate or professional school to stop by and explore all the options. 

You can connect with Michelle Villegas-Frazier, Director, at mavillegas@ucdavis.edu or schedule a virtual or in-person appointment via Calendly. You can also connect with Dr. Deserea Langley, Interim Associate Director, at drlangley@ucdavis.edu or schedule a virtual or in-person appointment via Calendly.

Student Success Strategies

Success Coaching and Learning Strategies in the Office of Educational Opportunities and Enrichment Services has gone virtual and has updated its materials to reflect the current educational context of remote learning to better support students.  

Pre Graduate/Pre Law Advising

All Pre Graduate and Law Advising services  is now offering in person appointments, in addition to Zoom and phone appointments. This fall, we will offer all workshops virtually and in-person as well. Alumni are welcome to use our services! Students can make appointments on the Advising Appointment System or by calling (530) 752-4475. Check out the schedule for our online workshops.

Information for Admitted Students

Watch the Native American Resource panel for Transfers students.

Watch our Native American Student panel for Transfer students 

Watch our Aggie Experience LIVE Native American Resource and Student panel for freshmen.

NAS Department Academic Peer Advising

TBD