Transformation at the Center: Fostering Advising Strategies for Undergraduate Discovery

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

The Berkeley Discovery Initiative is building a framework for the future of undergraduate education at UC Berkeley that is rooted in equity of student experience and promotes student agency, project-based learning, and the importance of community building and mentorship. Advisers and student services staff across all campus divisions are uniquely positioned to foster these values and learning strategies. This event will begin with an overview of the initiative, followed by advising leaders from a variety of campus units discussing how they approach supporting their students with planning for and carrying out discovery projects. 

At the event we will discuss the formation of a new “Undergraduate Discovery Advising & Student Services Staff Council” that will support the Discovery Hub and broader initiative in developing best practices for advising students for discovery.


  • Luisa Giulianetti, Curriculum Coordinator, Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence and Coordinator
  • Chetan Chowdhry, Director of Student Programs, Blum Center
  • Anna Hilke, Undergraduate Advisor, Physics Department 
  • Kasra Sotudeh, Academic & Curriculum Development Coordinator, Athletic Study Center

Event Hosts:

  • Sean Burns,Director, Center for Undergraduate Discovery / Discovery Hub
  • Bree Rosenblum, Faculty Director, Berkeley Discovery Initiative


Transformation at the Center - September 14, 2021 (Advancing Practice)