Student Services Mission Statement

The EE Student Services, Academic Advisement Office serves a diverse group of students by guiding and supporting them in reaching their academic career goals at USC through personalized, comprehensive one-on-one sessions or in group settings.  Our professional advisors are dedicated to helping students plan their entire academic course plan and respond to student services related questions, policies, and procedures.  We provide students with effective resources, tools, and referrals to appropriate departments regarding academic, personal, social, and career development matters.  The advisors encourage students to take ownership and advantage of their education, to practice self-care and wellness, and seek assistance from their faculty, course TAs, and the EEB staff.


We provide students with easy access to 5 Academic Advisors, Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:30pm – 5:00pm, located in EEB 102.

In order to better accommodate your needs, EE Student Services has designated every student with an Academic Advisor. All forms of communication (including e-mail, phone calls, walk-in visits) should be with your Academic Advisor.

BS and MS Students:

Last name begins with:
A – G: your Academic Advisor is Ryan Pineda, rcpineda@usc.edu.
H – N: your Academic Advisor is Gabby Garcia, garc635@usc.edu.
O – S: your Academic Advisor is Jaime Zelada, zelada@usc.edu.
T – Z: your Academic Advisor is David Ho, dho786@usc.edu.

PhDEE and PhDCENG Students

Your Academic Advisor is Diane Demetras, demetras@ee.usc.edu.