Tutors of the AB540&Undocumented Student Center
Office hours: Mondays 2:30pm-4pm
Nick Is a second year graduate student in the entomology(bugs) department. He is interested in the ecology of disease and how pathogens interact with and shape the immune system of their insect host.
Broadly he is interested in the dialogue that goes on between pathogens of insects and the insect immune response and how each, the pathogen and the immune system, shapes the evolution other. He has worked with organisms up and down the evolutionary ladder from spiders to guppies, and from yeast to bears. He has done both ecological field work and molecular biology. He holds a special place in his heart for the trypanosomes.
He can help with general biology, microbiology, ecology, molecular biology, introductory chemistry and physics. He is also available to talk about techniques for studying efficiently, working in a lab, pursuing a career in science, or simply talk about how cool animals are.
Office Hours: Tuesdays 3-5pm (excluding May 2nd)
Lina M. Reznick-Parrado
Academic Coach/Writing Consultant
Office Hours: Fridays 1pm - 3pm
Grad School Application Tutor
Office hours: Thursdays 12:30pm-1:30pm
Roy Taggueg is a 1st year Graduate Student in the Department of Sociology. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, and worked at the UCI Office of Research as an Analyst for the Institutional Review Board. Roy is also a Health Policy Research Scholar for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Roy's research interests revolve around undocumented immigrants and their relationships with institutions, and how these relationships can have an impact on their lives.
Nancy O. Gallman
Academic Coach/Writing Consultant
Office Hours: Only on Fridays May 12 and May 19th , 12:30–2:30PM
Nancy is a Ph.D. candidate in History at UC Davis. She studies the comparative history of settler and indigenous law in the late colonial Spanish Florida borderlands. Originally from the Carolinas, Nancy graduated with honors from Yale with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She received her law degree from the New York University School of Law.
Before coming to UC Davis, Nancy taught high school for six years in North Carolina. As a teacher, she co-founded her school’s AVID program and worked with hundreds of students from underrepresented groups, including many undocumented students, to help them prepare for and apply to college. Since the Center opened in 2014, Nancy has helped students develop, edit, and polish research papers, internship and scholarship application essays, and personal statements for graduate school applications and fellowships.
Nancy is delighted to return to the Center and collaborate with students on their writing projects! Whether you’re working on a paragraph or a longer writing assignment, feel free to visit Nancy at the Center to discuss your writing goals–and how your writing can empower you to meet the challenges of life and enjoy its rewards.
Economics and lower level math/statistics
Office Hours: Thursday afternoons, 1-3pm
Sarah is a fourth year graduate student in the economics department. She is interested in how big economic shocks, like immigration or financial crises, can persist in different ways for different people. Before entering graduate school, Sarah was a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board. She can help with any economics classes and lower level math and statistics classes. She's also happy to talk about study strategies for the social sciences, applying to graduate school, or doing research!
College of Engineering Advisor
Office Hours: Wednesday 2:30-4:30pm
Nancy Davis has been an academic advisor at UC Davis for 15 years, the last 10 years in the College of Engineering. She is available for questions relating to students' academic experience at UCD, whether they are in the College of Engineering or not. Nancy is typically in the AB 540 Center Wednesday afternoons 2:30 - 4:30 for drop in appointments.