Meet Your Admission Counselor

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Jimmy King
Associate Director of Admission
jking@soka.edu
949-480-4019
Works with students from:
California- South Orange County, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Fernando Valley areas. 
Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.

Jimmy assists with international inquiries as well.  

About Jimmy:
Jimmy has been a part of the Soka recruitment staff since 2003. Jimmy was born and raised in Southern California, and graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Jimmy is a die-hard Steelers fan, and he also loves to travel and eat (he knows all the best places to go!). Jimmy loves spending his spare time with his lovely wife and daughter.
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Richard Daily
Assistant Director of Admission and Outreach
rdaily@soka.edu
949-480-4050
Works with students from:
California- Glendale, Pasadena, West Covina, Covina, Ontario, Inland Empire and Palm Springs Area.
Alabama, Georgia, Illionis, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Tennessee,  And Wisconsin

Rick assists with international inquiries as well.

About Rick:
Richard Daily joined the Soka Admissions team in July 2011 after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Inspiring Happiness. A Southern California native, Rick enjoys comedy and music, and is a huge history buff. His passions include higher education and increasing opportunity for young people, and his positive nature is contagious. 

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Astrid Dorantes
Assistant Director of Admission
adorantes@soka.edu
949-480-4145
Works with students from:
California- San Francisco, South Bay Area, Central Coast, Southern San Diego and North Orange County Areas. 
Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virgina, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wyoming and Puerto Rico.

Astrid assists with international inquiries as well.

About Astrid: 
Astrid, a graduate of Soka University of America, has a passion for Liberal Arts education. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences, and she studied abroad in Sapporo, Japan. Astrid's interests include cross cultural studies, languages, and higher education. In her spare time, Astrid loves to travel, catch up with family and friends, and watch films. 

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Chelsea Dugger
Admission Counselor
cdugger@soka.edu
949-480-4107
Works with students from:
California- Northern California, Sacramento, Central Valley, and Northern San Diego areas.
Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Utah.

Chelsea assists with domestic and international inquiries.

About Chelsea:
Chelsea became an admission counselor at Soka University of America in 2015 after graduating from SUA in 2014. She is from San Diego county and she enjoys picnicking, going to museums, and walking to the beach. She is particularly passionate about sustainability, public health, and creating a more compassionate and just global community which is why she studied Liberal Arts at SUA with a double concentration in Environmental Studies and International Studies. She had the opportunity to study abroad in Quito, Ecuador.

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Bryan Sierra
Admission Counselor
bsierra@soka.edu
949-480-4022
Works with students from:
California- West Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, Long Beach and South Bay areas.
Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, and Vermont.

Bryan assists with domestic and international inquiries.

About Bryan: 
Bryan, an Orange County native, graduated from Soka University of America in 2013 with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences. He spent 2 years working at a local non-profit organization before rejoining Soka as a member of the Admissions team. He studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain during his time as a student at Soka. When not networking with community members or participating in community service, Bryan enjoys spending time in nature and is a frequent music festival goer.

UPCOMING COLLEGE FAIRS

Event, City State Venue/Location Date Time Counselor
Denver RMACAC, Denver CO University of Denver 3/15/2015 1pm-3:30pm Astrid D.
Lane Tech HS Fair, Chicago IL Lane Tech HS 3/19/2015 6:30pm-8pm Rick Daily
Phoenix Spring Fair, Tempe AZ ASU Tempe Campus 3/21/2015 12pm-4:00pm Jimmy K.
Tucson Spring Fair, Tucson AZ UofA Memorial Ctr. 3/22/2015 1pm-3:30pm Jimmy K.
Atlanta NACAC, Atlanta GA GA Intl Conv. Ctr. 3/22/2015 12:00pm-4pm Rick Daily
Ventura NACAC, Ventura CA Ventura Fairgrounds 4/20/2015 5:30pm-8:30pm Jimmy K. 
Inland Empire NACAC,Ontario CA Ontario Conv. Ctr. 4/22/2015 9am-12pm Rick Daily
Inland Empire NACAC,Ontario CA Ontario Conv. Ctr. 4/22/2015 6pm-8pm Rick Daily
Seattle PNACAC, Seattle WA Seattle University 4/25/2015 12pm-3pm Jimmy K.
Portland PNACAC, Portland WA Portland University 4/26/2015 12pm-3pm Jimmy K.
Las Vegas WACAC,Las Vegas NV Las Vegas Academy 4/27/2015 7pm-9pm Astrid D. 
San Diego NACAC,San Diego CA San Diego Conv. Ctr 4/28/2015 9am-12pm Astrid D. 
San Diego NACAC,San Diego CA San Diego Conv. Ctr 4/28/2015 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
Los Angeles NACAC,LA CA Pasadena Conv. Ctr 4/30/2015 9am-12pm Rick Daily
Los Angeles NACAC,LA CA Pasadena Conv. Ctr 4/30/2015 6pm-8pm Rick Daily
San Francisco NACAC, SF CA Cow Palace Arena 5/2/2015 1:30pm-4:30pm Astrid D. 
Sacramento WACAC, Sac CA Sacramento State U. 5/3/2015 10am-1pm Astrid D. 
San Joaquin WACAC CA University of Pacific 5/4/2015 10am-12pm Astrid D.
Marin WACAC, San Rafael CA Dominican Univ. 5/5/2015 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
North Bay WACAC CA Sonoma State Univ. 5/6/2015 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
Santa Clara WACAC CA Mission College 5/7/2015 9:30am-12pm Astrid D. 
Alameda WACAC, Hayward CA CSU East Bay 5/8/2015 9:30am-12pm Astrid D.
Contra Costa WACAC CA St. Mary's College 5/9/2015 1pm-4pm Astrid D.