In alignment with county, city and campus recommendations, Health Professions Advising will be offering only phone appointments through April 7. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, visit hpadvising.ucdavis.edu. Please note that we will offer regular programming online throughout the spring quarter. Please visit our website and Facebook page to learn more. If you have any questions, please email healthprofessionsadvising@ucdavis.edu.

Peer Advisors

Shivani Patel

  • Medicine, OT, PT, Genetic Counseling
Shivani Patel is a fourth year Biological Sciences major and advises Pre-GC, Pre-OT, Pre-PT and Pre-Med. She is interested in becoming a Physician in the future. On campus, she volunteers for Bhagat Puran Singh Health Initiative clinic. Currently, she is part of the 2020 UC Davis Pre-Health Conference Leadership Team. She has been part of UCD Pre-Health Conference for 4 years now. In her free time, she enjoys watching Netflix, spending time with her friends and family, and listening to music.
Office Hours
Spring Quarter Advising Hours:
Monday's 11 am - 3 pm
Thursday's 5 pm - 8 pm
Friday's 9 am - 12 pm
Saturday's 5 pm - 8 pm

Julia Jones

  • Pharmacy & Medicine
Julia is a fourth year Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior major, advising Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Med students. She plans to attend pharmacy school in the future, pursuing a clinical research career. In addition to advising at HPA, Julia was a coordinator of the Pre-Health Conference and works in a UC Davis School of Medicine lab, researching neurodegenerative diseases.
Office Hours
Spring Quarter Advising Hours:
Monday's & Tuesday's 9 am - 5 pm

Susana Kalish

  • Physician Assistant, Genetic Counseling, Physical Therapy, & Occupational Therapy
Susana is a fourth year Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior major and Spanish minor. She was an ambassador for the Pre-Health Ambassador Network (PHAN) and is now a peer advisor, and hopes to become a Physician Assistant. On campus, she volunteers for the Knights Landing One Health Center student-run clinic.
Office Hours
Spring Quarter Advising Hours:
Monday's 1 pm - 4 pm
Tuesday's 1 pm - 3 pm
Wednesday's 4 pm - 6 pm

Mai Yer Thao

  • Physician Assistant and Nursing
Mai Yer Thao is a fourth year Biological Psychology major advising for Pre-PA and Pre-Nursing. She is interested in becoming a Physician Assistant in the future. Mai Yer is a member of the Pre-Health Ambassador Network at HPA and coordinator of the UC Davis High School Symposium. Outside of work, she actively participates in community service events with the UC Davis Undergraduate Psychology Association and plays tennis with the club team on campus.

Huda Nauman

  • Medicine and Nursing
Huda is a third year Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior major who hopes to apply to medical school next year. At HPA, Huda is a peer advisor for medicine and nursing and is the Coordinator for the Pre-Health Ambassador Network. She is also currently a mentor for the UC Davis CBS Mentorship Program. In her free time, Huda enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends, reading, and baking.
Office Hours
Spring Quarter Advising Hours:
Monday's & Wednesday's 8 am - 12 pm
Tuesday' 8 am - 10 am

Tessa Ferrari

  • Veterinary Medicine
Tessa is a fourth year animal science major on the Pre-vet track. She is currently in the vet school application cycle awaiting interviews and admission decisions. On campus Tessa works at HPA as a peer advisor for veterinary medicine and also with First Year Aggie Connections to help lead a class to guide first year pre-vet students. In her free time, Tessa likes to do archery with the UC Davis Archery club. She is also working on a project with sheep to gauge their wool density using thermal imaging. 
Office Hours
Spring Quarter Advising Hours:
Monday's 10 am - 12 pm, 6 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday through Friday 1 pm - 4 pm

Lillian Wu

  • Physician Assistant, Nursing, & Pharmacy
Lillian is a third year Biopsychology major. She hopes to attend PA school in the future and specialize in Family Medicine or Neurology. Outside of advising for HPA, she is part of the UC Davis Pre-Health Conference Leadership Team. The 2020 Conference will be her second year as a Coordinator for the Conference, and her third year involved with Conference. She also actively participates in service events through her involvement in her pre-health sorority. She is also part of the Professional Sorority & Fraternity Council as the VP of Professional Development. In her free time, she loves to walk her dog, exercise, cook, and spend time with friends and family. 
Office Hours
Spring Quarter Advising Hours:
Tuesday's & Thursday's 11 am - 12 pm, 1 pm - 5 pm

Claudia Tang

  • Dentistry, Optometry, and Public Health
Claudia is a recent graduate, majoring in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and minoring in Chinese. Outside of advising, she has also been involved with planning the UC Davis Pre-Health Conference for the past 3 years as a Chair, Assistant Coordinator, and Coordinator. Additionally, she volunteers with the Davis Aggie Lions Club, at an elderly home and rehab center, and as a dental assistant at a community clinic. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, and baking.
Office Hours
Spring Quarter Advising Hours:
Thursday's 12 pm - 8 pm
Friday's 9 am - 8 pm
Saturday's 10 am - 8 pm