LACIS Associate Director, Alberto Vargas, is the advisor for all graduate students in the Program and will consult with students on requirements and to provide an overview of possible course offerings. Students should make an appointment with Alberto each semester, before registering for classes, to review their plan of study. Within a month after registration, Alberto will send each student a summary of their degree progress to date. It is the student's responsibility to contact the LACIS office if there are discrepancies in their degree summary.
In addition students are to reach out to a second advisor in their field of concentration. Alberto will assist in the process of selecting a program within the student's field of concentration, and reaching out to a potential second advisor.