The Economics Undergraduate Counselors have been working hard and “meeting” daily to monitor and plan for COVID-19 and the safety of UCLA’s current undergraduate students.  Please know that we are committed to working in everyone’s best interest.

For updates about COVID-19 and how it is affecting the UCLA community, please visit https://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/coronavirus-information-for-the-ucla-campus-community

Please click here for information on how to reach the Economics Undergraduate Counselors.

Students can speak with one of our counselors during our virtual drop in advising sessions, during our 15 minute appointments, and via the MyUCLA Message Center.

For information about when to speak with an Economics Undergraduate Counselor vs. when to speak with an academic counselor in the College – please visit the website below.

https://caac.ucla.edu/about-the-center/academic-advising-in-the-college/

Contact Us

(Beginning Monday, 9/27/2021)

The UCLA Department of Economics Undergraduate Counselors are not meeting with students in person at this time. We now offer new ways to remotely connect with our Counselors.

  • Virtual Drop-In via Zoom on select days
  • Appointments via Zoom
  • MyUCLA Message Center

Switching or Declaring Majors

To switch to Pre-Economics, Pre-Business Economics, or Economics, please complete the Change of Major request form and submit it to us online via the MyUCLA Message Center. The subject title should be: Change of Major request form. It is not necessary to make a Zoom appointment for this purpose.

To apply for the Business Economics major – make sure you are added to our Econ Student Listserv.

To declare a double major with two College of Letters and Science majors, please visit https://economics.ucla.edu/undergraduate/current-students/faq/ for instructions and the appropriate forms.

Please allow at least five to ten business days for the Department to process any forms.

For additional information about our majors, our FAQs, and our Handbook, please click on the appropriate links.

Economics Undergraduate Listserv

Please make sure you are added to our Econ Student Listserv since we will try to send out updates to our students on a weekly basis.

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About the Counseling Department:

The staff in the Economics Undergraduate Counseling Office work with current and prospective undergraduate students to help them get the most out of their experience in Economics.  The counselors help students make effective decisions regarding course selection and they help ensure that the requirements for the two majors are satisfied in a timely fashion.  The counselors assist students taking Economics courses at UCLA and at outside universities.  The counselors also advise the students about extracurricular opportunities at UCLA for both the Economics and the Business Economics major.

The staff coordinate departmental events for prospective and current students in Economics, including advising sessions for entering students in the summer, recruitment events for the admitted freshmen and transfer students during the spring, and the department’s commencement ceremony in June.  We also administer special departmental programs and scholarships.

We encourage you to contact the Economics Undergraduate Counselors for assistance.  Click here for the contact information of the counselors.

If you have positive or negative feedback, or suggestions of any kind, that you’d like to share about the department, you can send an e-mail to feedback@econ.ucla.edu.  Feel free to provide feedback about the Faculty Members, the Visiting Instructors, the Teaching Assistants, the Economics Courses, the Curriculum, the two majors, Partnership UCLA, and career advising.  You can also offer feedback about how the Economics undergraduate counselors might better serve the students, or how the counselors assisted you during an advising session or via the MyUCLA MessageCenter.  If you’d prefer, you can fill out the form found here and drop it off in the box outside of 2263 Bunche Hall.  All names and email addresses will be kept confidential.

Undergraduate Counseling Staff Members:

Natasha Levy, Undergraduate Counselor / Student Affairs Manager

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC San Diego; Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from UCLA.

About me: I have worked full time as a Student Affairs Officer at UCLA since 1997, in multiple offices on campus, including the Linguistics Department, the School of Public Health, and the School of Theater, Film and Television.  I joined the Economics Department in 2016.  I enjoy helping current and prospective students discover their path and with understanding which office to go to for assistance at UCLA.  On a personal note, I enjoy zumba, trying different cuisines, watching film and tv, and hanging with my husband and my shih tzu.

Julie Plotkin, Undergraduate Counselor

Education:  Bachelor of Arts in Journalism; Master of Science in Counseling (College Student Services).

About me:  After deciding against becoming a sportswriter and then working in a variety of fields, including in purchasing for a cruise line and public relations, I pursued graduate education in counseling so that I could help students to become aware of the many options that they have, academically and career-wise, and to help them to succeed.  I have worked at both community colleges and at UCLA.  Outside of UCLA, I enjoy college football (the Bruins, in particular), the outdoors, traveling, and exploring all that Los Angeles and Southern California has to offer.