Advisor Profile - Elinor Gregorio

Elinor GregorioElinor Gregorio
IB Academic Advisor

Hometown: Daly City, CA

Education: 
UC Irvine:
BA in Psychology and Social Behavior
BA in Environmental Analysis and Design
UCLA:
M.Ed. in Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs

What I did/experiences before Cal? I most recently moved from Los Angeles where I was an Academic Advisor with the Keck School of Medicine of USC for a few years.  Before graduate school, I briefly worked in a nonprofit in the job development field.  In the end, I decided I liked working in higher education, so here I am!

What you love about Cal and working in the UAO? I absolutely love the energy the campus has here.  It is great to be surrounded by such a willingness to learn and experience new things outside of one's comfort zone.  The staff have been very welcoming and the student staff are very entertaining to me.  I look forward to getting to know everyone more in the future.

Interests: Movies -- dramas, romantic comedies; music, trying new foods, cooking, the outdoors -- hiking, parks, beaches, mountains; reading, traveling

Life Motto: "Remember in life to live simply and love fiercely," and "Never eat more than you can lift."

Advisor Tip: Use your time in college to take adventures and expand your life experiences.  There is always a way to still be successful at Cal and enjoy life too.  Do not be afraid to study abroad, join clubs, do or something outside of your comfort zone.  New avenues will make you a better student now and in the future.