UCI Center for Black Cultures, Resources, & Research (CBCRR)

Services and Resources

Services & Resources

Drop-in Psychological Counseling & Consultation Services


Dr. Adisa Ajamu | Psychologist and Director of the Center for Black Cultures, Resources & Research (CBCRR)

Greetings! It is an honor and privilege to serve the UC Irvine community as the Director of the Center for Black Cultures, Resources & Research (CBCRR).

I have served on the faculties of San Francisco State University in the Department of Black Studies and Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of African American Studies as well as in a number capacities with the American Psychological Association. I have trained in the following areas of developmental psychology, health psychology and the social, ethnic, and cultural relativity of social science with an emphasis on African cultures and behavior change.

My outreach efforts include collaborations with and advocacy for the African American/Black community and serving as the Director for the Center for Black Cultures, Resources, and Research (CBCRR). 

I genuinely look forward to the possibility of working with you! Peace and Blessings.

Contact Info: email: aajamu@uci.edu | phone number: 949-824-7196

Drop-In Hours: please refer below

Drop-in Academic Counseling & Advising Services

Dedra Michelle Butler | Academic Counselor for DUE-Undecided/Undeclared Advising

Welcome Anteaters to UCI!

I am the Academic Counselor who advises Undergraduate/Undeclared students on a quarterly basis regarding course selection, majors, and general education requirements for second-year plus students and serves as the coordinator of the U/U Select Program.

I look forward to working with all of you and note that I am a former collegiate student-athlete alum from the University of California, Irvine so my Anteater Pride runs deep. Enjoy your time while you are here at UCI and take advantage of all the opportunities that UCI has to offer. Make sure to utilize all of the resources available to you on and off-campus, get involved in internships and get as much work experience as you can! Remember that balancing your academics should always be your main priority and have fun while doing so! Go ‘Eaters!

Contact info: email: dmbutler@uci.edu | phone number: (949) 824-6987

Drop-in Hours: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 | https://uci.zoom.us/j/92921103842 | Meeting ID: 929 2110 3842


Tameyka Love | Academic Counselor for Undergraduate Undeclared Advising 

I advise first-year Undergraduate/Undeclared students on a quarterly basis regarding course selection, majors, and general education requirements. I am also the Campus-wide Honors Collegium, FYEP (Grey Havens), Summer Edge, and readmission counselor and supervisor for the U/U Mentorship Program. 

I am a UCI alum and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and a minor in Cognitive Psychology. During my time as a UCI student, I was involved in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Honors in Sociology, and I was a mentor for Transfer Students. I am passionate about student success. I encourage you all to utilize the many resources that are available to you at UCI. There are a plethora of resources that will help you socially, mentally, physically, and academically at UCI. Please do not hesitate to ask me for information about these resources. 

In my spare time, I love reading, listening to music, and watching clean eating/cooking, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle videos on YouTube. 

I look forward to helping students make the most of their time and thrive at UCI!

Contact Info: email: tlove@uci.edu | phone number: (949) 824-6987

Drop-in Hours: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 | https://uci.zoom.us/j/92921103842 | Meeting ID: 929 2110 3842

Arturo Schomburg Scholar-in-Residence for Afri-Latiné 

Marie Nubia-Feliciano, Ph.D.

Marie Nubia-Feliciano, Ph.D.

Contact Info: email: menubia@uci.edu

Read her bio here


Miguel Hernández (el/he/him) | Associate Dean of Students for Student Life & Leadership

Contact Info: email: m.a.hernandez@uci.edu

Read his bio here

Drop-in Ida B. Wells Journalism in Service to Social Justice Scholar-in-Residence

Thandisizwe Chimurenga

Thandisizwe Chimurenga | Freelance Journalist

Contact Info: email: 

Read her bio here.