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Meet Your Admission Counselor

Rick Daily
Works with students from:
California- Los Angeles and Inland Empire
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
Rick assists with international inquiries as well.

About Rick:
Rick Daily joined the Soka's recruitment staff in July of 2011 after graduating with his BA in Inspiring Happiness. A native of the Inland Empire, Rick enjoys comedy, music, and has a knack for technology. His passion for higher education is as deep as his smile is wide.

Astrid Dorantes
Works with students from:
California- San Diego, Central Valley and Northern California
Alaska, Colorado,  Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
Astrid assists with international inquiries as well.

About Astrid:
Astrid, a graduate of Soka University of America, loves making cards, traveling, and being "artsy". She grew up in San Diego, before attending Soka. Astrid has a passion for Liberal Arts education and has an inside perspective of what it is like to get a "Soka" education.

Jimmy King
Works with students from:
California- Orange County , Ventura, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, and San Fernando Valley
Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland/Washington D.C., Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, 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 BA in Business Administration. Jimmy is a die-hard Steelers fan, 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.


Event, City State Venue/Location Date Time Counselor
Sonoma/Windsor USD CA Windsor HS Gym 9/9/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Astrid D.
St. Patrick's et Al. Fair,Vallejo CA St Patricks HS 9/10/2014 7:00pm-8:30pm Astrid D.
Solano County USD, Fairfield CA Solano CC 9/11/2014 5:30pm-7:30pm Astrid D.
Damien HS, La Verne CA Damien HS 9/11/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Rick Daily
Valley HS, Northridge CA CSU Northridge 9/13/2014 TBD Jimmy K.
KIPP Atlanta, Atlanta GA KIPP HS 9/13/2014 1:00pm-3:30pm Rick Daily
Woodward Aca., College Park GA Woodward Aca. 9/14/2014 2:00pm-4:30pm Rick Daily
Lovett School, Atlanta GA Lovett School 9/15/2014 8:30am-11:00am Rick Daily
Culver City USD, Culver City CA Culver City HS 9/15/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Jimmy K.
Westminster School, Atlanta GA Westminster Sch. 9/15/2014 12pm-3:30pm Rick Daily
Darlington HS, Rome GA Darlington HS 9/16/2014 10:00am-12pm Rick Daily
GPS/McCallie, Chattanooga TN Girls Prep School 9/16/2014 7:00pm-8:30pm Rick Daily
East Side UHSD, San Jose CA Independence HS 9/17/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Astrid D.
Fremont UHSD, Sunnyvale CA Fremont HS 9/18/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Astrid D.
City of Temecula Fair CA Promenade Mall 9/20/2014 10:00am-2:00pm Rick Daily
Sac. City USD, Sacramento CA Luther Burbank HS 9/21/2014 1:00pm-3:00pm Astrid D.
Fullerton USD CA Troy HS 9/22/2014 7:00pm-8:30pm Jimmy K.
Roseville JUHSD CA Woodcreek HS 9/22/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Astrid D.
Twin Rivers USD, McClellan CA Rio Linda HS 9/23/2014 9:00am-12:00pm Astrid D.
San Juan USD, Sacramento CA Rio Americano HS 9/23/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Astrid D.
Natomas USD, Sacramento CA Natomas HS 9/24/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Astrid D.
Sac. Priv/Paro Schools CA Jesuit HS 9/25/2014 6:30pm-8:30pm Astrid D.
Fullerton USD, La Habra CA Sonora HS 9/25/2014 7:00pm-9:00pm Jimmy K.
LAUSD North, Valley Glen CA LA Valley College 9/27/2014 9:00am-12:00pm Alumni
Chicago NACAC IL Navy Pier  9/27/2014 11:00am-3:00pm Alumni
Great Hearts Fair, Scottsdale AZ Scottsdale Prep 9/27/2014 4:00pm-8:00pm Jimmy K.
Phoenix NACAC, Phoenix AZ Phoenix Conv Ctr 9/28/2014 11:00am-3:00pm Jimmy K.
James Madison HS, Phoenix AZ James Madison HS 9/29/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Jimmy K.
Pomona Privates CA Pomona Cath. HS 9/30/2014 3:00pm-5:00pm Rick Daily
Riverside/Alvord/Jurupa USD CA Tyler Mall 10/1/2014 5:00pm-8:00pm Rick Daily
Washington D.C. NACAC DC D.C. Conv Ctr 10/2/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Alumni
Long Island NACAC NY Nassau Coliseum 10/5/2014 11:00am-3:00pm Alumni
HS of the Perf. Arts, Houston TX HS of the Perf Arts 10/6/2014 1:00pm-3:00pm Jimmy K.
Houston ISD  Fair TX Houston CC 10/6/2014 5:00pm-8:00pm Jimmy K.
Huntington Beach USD CA Marina HS 10/6/2014 7:00pm-9:00pm TBD
Sweetwater USD, San Diego CA Montgomery HS 10/6/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Astrid D.
Chino Valley USD CA Don A. Lugo HS 10/6/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Rick Daily
San Marcos USD CA Mission Hills HS 10/7/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Astrid D.
Spring Branch ISD, Houston TX Spring Branch HS 10/7/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Jimmy K.
Saddleback Valley USD CA Trabuco Hills HS 10/7/2014 6:00pm-9:00pm TBD
No. San Diego, Oceanside CA El Camino HS 10/8/2014 5:00pm-7:00pm Astrid D.
Yes Prep Fair, Houston TX Yes Prep 10/8/2014 1:00pm-3:00pm Jimmy K.
Newport Mesa, Costa Mesa CA OC Fairgrounds 10/8/2014 7:00pm-9:00pm TBD
Fontana USD, Fontana CA Lewis Library 10/9/2014 5:00pm-8:00pm Rick Daily
Santa Margarita HS, RSM CA Santa Margarita HS 10/9/2014 6:30pm-8:30pm TBD
Corona HS Fair, Corona CA Corona HS 10/10/2014 10am-12:30pm Rick Daily
Grossmont USD, El Cajon CA Cuyamaca College 10/11/2014 1:00pm-4:00pm Astrid D.
Campus Pride LGBT Fair, LA CA USC Campus 10/11/2014 11:30am-1:30pm Rick Daily
Garden Grove USD CA Bolsa Grande HS 10/13/2014 6:30pm-8:00pm Jimmy K.
St. Joseph et. Al., Lakewood CA St. Joseph HS 10/13/2014 7:00pm-8:30pm Rick Daily
Santa Monica/Malibu USD CA Santa Monica HS 10/14/2014 6:30pm-9:00pm Alumni
Monrovia USD, Monrovia CA Monrovia HS 10/14/2014 7:00pm-8:30pm Rick Daily
Fairmont Prep, Anaheim CA Fairmont Prep 10/14/2014 6:00pm-7:30pm Jimmy K.
Out-Of-State Fair,Fort Collins CO Poudre High School 10/14/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Astrid D.
Redlands USD, Redlands CA Redlands HS 10/15/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Rick Daily
Monarch HS, Louisville CO Monarch HS 10/15/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Astrid D.
Glendora USD, Glendora CA Glendora HS 10/16/2014 5:00pm-8:00pm Rick Daily
John F. Kennedy HS, Denver CO JFK High 10/16/2014 6:00pm-7:30pm Astrid D.
Denver NACAC, Denver CO CO Conv Ctr 10/18/2014 1:00pm-4:00pm Astrid D.
Lion's Roar, Aliso Viejo CA Soka University 10/18/2014 9:00am-3:00pm All
Servite/Rosary/Connelly Fair CA Servite HS 10/20/2014 6:45pm-8:30pm Jimmy K.
Victor Valley USD,Victorville CA Silverado HS 10/20/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Rick Daily
Francis Parker, San Diego CA Francis Parker 10/20/2014 6:30pm-8:45pm Astrid D.
Anaheim USD, Anaheim CA Anaheim Conv Ctr 10/21/2014 5:30pm-8:00pm Jimmy K.
Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana CA Mater Dei HS 10/21/2014 7:00pm-9:00pm Alumni
Norwalk-La Mirada USD CA John Glenn HS 10/22/2014 5:30pm-8:30pm Jimmy K.
J. Serra HS, San Juan Capo CA J. Serra HS 10/22/2014 6:30pm-8:00pm TBD
Glendale USD, Glendale CA Glendale Civic Aud. 10/22/2014 5:30pm-8:30pm Rick Daily
Claremont Area Fair CA Claremont HS 10/23/2014 6:30pm-8:30pm Rick Daily
Laguna Beach USD CA Laguna Beach HS 10/23/2014 7:00pm-9:00pm TBD
Santa Ana USD CA Valley HS 10/23/2014 6:30pm-8:30pm Jimmy K.
Cathedral et. Al. Fair, SD CA Cathedral HS 10/23/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Astrid D.
Bishop Amat Fair, La Puente CA Bishop Amat HS 10/27/2014 7:00pm-9:00pm Rick Daily
Azusa USD Fair, Covina CA Gladstone HS 10/28/2014 6:30pm-8:30pm Rick Daily
San Gabriel USD CA Gabrielino HS 10/29/2014 10:00am-1:00pm Rick Daily
San Diego CAL-SOAP CA Scottish Rite Ctr 10/29/2014 6:00pm-8:30pm Astrid D.
Seattle NACAC WA WA Conv Ctr 10/31/2014 9:00am-12:00pm Jimmy K.
Seattle NACAC WA WA Conv Ctr 11/1/2014 12pm-4:00pm Jimmy K.
Portland NACAC OR Oregon Conv Ctr 11/2/2014 1:00pm-5:00pm Jimmy K.
Portland NACAC OR Oregon Conv Ctr 11/3/2014 9:00am-12:00pm Jimmy K.
Santa Cruz County, Aptos CA Cabrillo College 11/3/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Astrid D.
Tustin USD CA Tustin HS 11/3/2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Alumni
Monterey Area Fair, Carmel CA Carmel HS 11/4/2014 6:30pm-8:00pm Astrid D.
Salinas Valley Area, Salinas CA Hartnell College 11/5/2014 6:00pm-8:30pm Astrid D.
Long Beach Fair CA CSULB Pyramid 11/5/2014 6:30pm-8:30pm Alumni
Orange USD Fair CA El Modena HS 11/5/2014 6:30pm-8:00pm Jimmy K.
CAL-SOAP Fair, Gilroy CA Gilroy HS 11/6/2014 5:00pm-7:00pm Astrid D.
Lion's Roar, Aliso Viejo CA Soka University 11/8/2014 9:00am-3:00pm All