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 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

Karen Draper

  • Staff Advisor, All Health Professions
Karen recently graduated with a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree. While she is not a transfer student, she did get her Associated Degree in Arts and Humanities when she graduated high school. She hopes to go to dental school. She became a staff advisor 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 also volunteers at dental events whenever she can. 
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.

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