Chris Grace


163-B Chavez Student Center.

Assistant Director

Chris is an Assistant Director with a focus on Academic Advising.

Academic Advisor

Advises and assists student athletes (active, inactive, and former including Degree Completion Candidates) towards holistic development, including academic options and alternatives while understanding and complying with University, College, and NCAA rules and requirements. Provides tailored academic counseling to maximize student athlete potential and academic performance while balancing athletic and personal commitments.

Advising Sport Focus

Men’s Soccer, Swimming and Diving, and Water Polo.
Women’s Swimming and Diving, and Water Polo.


Chris is a Cal graduate and former student athlete. She competed as a member of the women’s water polo team from 1997-2002 and was a team captain. She earned her B.A. degree in American Studies (2001) and her M.A. degree in Education (2002). While in school, Chris served as a peer advisor (2000, 2001) and a graduate assistant advisor (2002) in the Athletic Study Center. Upon earning her M.A. in Education, she was hired as a full-time academic advisor in June of 2002. Chris is a bay area native, and lives in Oakland with her husband and four children.