Assistant Director | Academic Advisor: Biological Sciences | Undeclared Life Sciences
Biology Academic Success Center
Elia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Multicultural & Gender studies from CSU Chico and a Masters degree in Counseling from Saint Mary’s College of CA. She has ten years of experience working in Higher Education, and three of those years have been at UC Davis. Through her professional experience she has come to understand that she is an ally and advocate for students. She has a passion for helping students find purpose in the work they do. She listens, provides advice, guidance, resources and challenges to students, offering new perspectives and options. Her favorite quote is, "We’re all trying to make a big difference, not realizing the small differences we make for each other every day." –Daphne Rose Kingma.