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Meet Your Admission Counselor

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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 Date Start  End Event Name Event Location Representative
03/12/2016

8:00AM

3:00PM

Jr. College Fair

UCLA

Bryan
03/13/2016

1:00PM

4:00PM

Georgia NACAC Fair

GICC

Rick
04/05/2016

5:30PM

8:00PM

Austin NACAC Fair

Palmer Events Ctr.

Bryan
04/15/2016

10:30AM

12:30PM

Norco HS Fair

Norco HS

Rick
04/20/2016

9:00AM

12:00PM

San Diego NACAC 

San Diego Conv. Ctr.

Astrid
04/20/2016

6:00PM

8:30PM

San Diego NACAC 

San Diego Conv. Ctr.

Astrid
04/21/2016

2:00PM

4:00PM

RFK College Fair

RFK Schools

Bryan
04/21/2016

7:00PM

9:00PM

Vegas WACAC

Las Vegas Aca.

Chelsea
04/23/2016

12:00PM

3:00PM

Seattle PNACAC

Seattle Univ.

Jimmy
04/24/2016

12:00PM

3:00PM

Portland PNACAC

U of Portland

Jimmy
04/24/2016

11:00AM

4:00PM

New York NACAC

Jacob K. Javits CC

Alumni
04/24/2016

1:30pm

4:30PM

OC NACAC

Anaheim Conv. Ctr.

Astrid
04/25/2016

5:30PM

8:30PM

Ventura NACAC

Ventura Fairgrounds

Jimmy
04/27/2016

9:00AM

12:00PM

IE NACAC

Ontario Conv. Ctr.

Rick
04/27/2016

6:00PM

8:00PM

IE NACAC

Ontario Conv. Ctr.

Rick
04/28/2016

9:00AM

12:00PM

LA NACAC

Pasadena Con. Ctr.

Bryan
04/28/2016

6:00PM

8:00PM

LA NACAC

Pasadena Con. Ctr.

Bryan
04/30/2016

5:30PM

8:30PM

SF NACAC

Cow Palace

Astrid
05/01/2016

11:00AM

1:00PM

Sacramento WACAC

Sacramento State U

Chelsea
05/02/2016

10:00AM

12:00PM

Stockton WACAC

Univ. of the Pacific

Chelsea
05/03/2016

6:00PM

8:00PM

Sonoma WACAC

Sonoma State Univ.

Chelsea
05/04/2016

6:00PM

8:00PM

Marin WACAC

Dominican Univ. of CA

Astrid
05/05/2016

10:00AM

12:00PM

Santa Clara WACAC

Mission College

Astrid
05/05/2016

6:00PM

8:00PM

Santa Clara WACAC

Mission College

Astrid
05/06/2016

10:00AM

12:00PM

East Bay WACAC

CSU East Bay

Astrid

05/07/2016

1:00PM

4:00PM

East Bay WACAC

St. Mary's College of CA

Astrid
05/22/2016

2:00PM

5:00PM

Boston NACAC

BCEC

Alumni

05/23/2016

8:30AM

12:30PM

Boston NACAC

BCEC

Alumni