Contact the CAFES Advising Center
Welcome to the CAFES Advising Center! Our staff of four Professional Academic Advisors and team of Peer Advisors are here to support your academic journey. We look forward to working with you!
How to reach us:
Location: Bldg. 74M-A
Excluding Craig Hooper (10-253) & Dr. Leanne Berning (10-140)
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – Noon
We are closed on all university holidays and may close intermittently over breaks.
Drop-In Peer Advising Schedule:
MEET THE CAFES PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISING STAFF:
Departments: BioResource and Agricultural Engineering
Food Science and Nutrition
Cathy previously worked as an academic advisor at Azusa Pacific University. She also worked as an adjunct professor teaching English, managerial communication and conflict management and negotiation.
Departments: Horticulture and Crop Science
Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences
Meagan has worked in higher education as a student affairs professional for more than six years, working with both traditional and non-traditional students. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Multnomah University and a master’s degree in higher education from Portland State University. On the weekends, she enjoys locally roasted coffee and building impressive sand castles with her kids.
Leanne Berning, Ph.D.
Department: Animal Science
Dr. Berning is a longtime faculty member in the Animal Science Department. Read Dr. Berning's full biography here.
Craig has worked as an academic advisor at Cal Poly since 2008. He received a degree in kinesiology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and a master’s degree in theology from Biola University in La Mirada, Calif.
Department: Experience Industry Management
Dianne has worked as an academic advisor at Cal Poly since 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in government from California State University, Sacramento, and a master’s in education with a specialization in counseling and guidance from Cal Poly.
Department: Agriculture Education and Communication
Wine and Viticulture
Kristin grew up in California's Central Valley and began her academic advising career in 2005. She attended Modesto Junior College before transferring to Liberty University where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling. She came to Cal Poly as an EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) Advisor in 2007. She is the academic advisor to the Wine and Viticulture Department and the Agricultural Education and Communication Department.