In alignment with county, city and campus recommendations, Health Professions Advising will be working remotely by offering phone appointments and workshops via Zoom. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, visit Please visit our the Upcoming Events Page for Announcement and Updates and Facebook page to learn more. If you have any questions, please email

Karen Draper

  • Staff Advisor, All Health Professions
Karen recently graduated from UC Davis in Spring 2019 as a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major. While she is not a transfer student, she did receive her Associated Degree in Arts and Humanities when she graduated high school. She became a staff advisor in Summer 2019, but was previously a peer advisor and co-coordinator for the Pre-Health Ambassador Network (PHAN), an organization within HPA. She also helped found and coordinate the High School Pre-Health Symposium. Karen attended the 2018 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event in Orlando where she saw a mock interview and spoke with dental school admissions representatives. She loves advising, tabling, and hosting workshops to help students’ on their pre-health path. Her favorite part about working in HPA has been making my closest friends and working together on events, including the Summer Pre-Med Boootcamp. 
Office Hours
Karen also provides Drop-In Advising at the Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success Center on Thursdays from 9 am - 12 pm.

Jonathan Wu

  • Dentistry, Optometry, Pharmacy, & Veterinary Medicine
Jonathan recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science with a Neuroscience Emphasis. He is a member of the Pre-Health Ambassador Network at HPA, a coordinator for the UC Davis High Symposium, and a Project Manager for the UC Davis Pre-Health Conference. In the future, Jonathan is interested in becoming a dentist.
Office Hours
Summer Session 1 Advising Hours:
Wednesdays & Fridays: 3 pm - 7 pm