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Anya Gibson


  • M.A., Higher Education Leadership, California State University Sacramento, 2010
  • A.B., Sociology-Organizational Studies, UC Davis, 2007


Anya supervises the Undergraduate Advising Center. She is responsible for the administration of the Economics, History, and East Asian Studies programs, as well as the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies minor. She also provides undergraduate support to Military Science.

Advising Philosophy

My approach to advising is influenced by my own personal philosophy of respecting and putting my trust in people as human beings.  I focus on students as a whole people, not just a singular identity.  I try to cultivate a welcoming and equitable advising experience for each student.  I strive to honor their diverse identities.  I aim to provide honest, accurate, and individually focused guidance to enhance a students’ personal, academic, and professional journeys.  Just as students are learners, I consider myself to be a lifelong learner.  I incorporate student-centered advising theories into my daily practice. 


  • Citation for Excellence Team Nominee 2018
  • Chancellor's STAR Award 2017
  • Outstanding Campus Collaborator, Academic Advising Award 2016
  • Chancellor's STAR Award 2016
  • Citation for Excellence, Campus Community Contributions Undergraduate Advising 2015-2016
  • Inaugural Recognition for Dedication and Excellence for The College of Letters and Science, Undergraduate Education and Advising, 2014
  • Division of Social Sciences Dean's Award for Staff Accomplishment, 2013–2014
  • Distinguished Team Nominee, Citation for Excellence 2008-2009