University of California, Riverside

Anderson Graduate School of Management

AGSM Academic Advising & Student Services

Learning Outside the Classroom


Meet the Advisors 



Heather Anderson
Director of Advising and Student Services
Advises: Full-Time MBA and MFIN
Anderson South 101A

Heather Anderson is a Midwestern native who settled in California by way of England in 2013. She holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Kansas, and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Cambridge University. Prior to AGSM, Heather worked for the University of Kansas, University of Redlands, and the Undergraduate Business Programs at UCR. In her spare time she enjoys reading, travel, and spending time with family.


shannonShannon Esdale
Graduate Advisor
Advises: Flex MBA and MPAc
Anderson South 102A

Shannon was born and raised in Southwestern Pennsylvania. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh and Master of Business Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University. Prior to moving to The Golden State, Shannon worked for Edison State College and The University of South Florida. She was an advisor for the Undergraduate Business Programs Office at UCR for almost 2 years before moving into her role at AGSM. In her free time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband (Paul), watching Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, playing with her dog (Khloee) and cat (Munson), baking and going to the beach. 


Appointments and Drop-in Advising  

Office Hours

Drop In Hours

(Or by appointment)

Monday & Tuesday 9:00am – 6:00pm

Monday & Tuesday 3:00pm - 6:00pm


Anderson South Room 101

Wednesday & Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday & Thursday 3:00pm – 6:00pm


Anderson South Room 101

Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm



Anderson South Room 101 

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management

Graduate Programs Office
102 Anderson Hall, South

Tel: (951) 827-6200
Fax: (951) 827-2055