Meet Your Admission Counselor

R Daily 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 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
St. Patrick's et Al. Fair,Vallejo CA St Patricks HS 9/10/2014 7pm-8:30pm Astrid D.
Centennial HS Fair, Corona CA Centennial HS 9/10/2014 4:30pm-8:30pm  Rick Daily
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 6pm-8 pm Rick Daily
Valley HS, Northridge CA CSU Northridge 9/13/2014 10am-1pm Alumni
KIPP Atlanta, Atlanta GA KIPP HS 9/13/2014 1pm-3:30pm Rick Daily
Woodward, College Park GA Woodward Aca. 9/14/2014 2pm-4:30pm Rick Daily
Lovett School, Atlanta GA Lovett School 9/15/2014 8:30am-11 am Rick Daily
Culver City USD, Culver City CA Culver City HS 9/15/2014 6pm-8pm Alumni
Westminster School, Atlanta GA Westminster Sch. 9/15/2014 12pm-3:30pm Rick Daily
Darlington HS, Rome GA Darlington HS 9/16/2014 10am-12pm Rick Daily
GPS/McCallie, Chattanooga TN Girls P School 9/16/2014 7pm-8:30pm Rick Daily
East Side UHSD, San Jose CA Independence HS 9/17/2014 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
Fremont UHSD, Sunnyvale CA Fremont HS 9/18/2014 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
San Bernardino USD Fair CA Indian Springs HS 9/18/2014 6pm-8pm Rick Daily
City of Temecula Fair CA Promenade Mall 9/20/2014 10am-2pm Rick Daily
Hacienda/La Puente USD Fair CA Los Altos HS 9/20/2014 10am-1:30pm Alumni
Sac. City USD, Sacramento CA Luther Burbank HS 9/21/2014 1pm-3pm Astrid D.
So. Fullerton USD, Fullerton CA Troy HS 9/22/2014 7pm-8:30pm Jimmy K.
Roseville JUHSD CA Woodcreek HS 9/22/2014 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
St Francis Fair, La Cañada CA St. Francis HS 9/22/2014 6:30pm-8pm Rick Daily
Twin Rivers USD, McClellan CA Rio Linda HS 9/23/2014 9am-12pm Astrid D.
San Juan USD, Sacramento CA Rio Americano HS 9/23/2014 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
Montclair USD Fair, Montclair CA Montclair HS 9/23/2014 6pm-8pm Rick Daily
Natomas USD, Sacramento CA Natomas HS 9/24/2014 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
Sac. Priv/Paro Schools CA Jesuit HS 9/25/2014 6:30pm-8:30pm Astrid D.
No. Fullerton USD, La Habra CA Sonora HS 9/25/2014 7pm-9pm Jimmy K.
Whittier UHSD, Whittier CA La Serna HS 9/25/2014 6pm-8pm Alumni
El Rancho USD, Pico Rivera CA El Rancho HS 9/25/2014 7pm-9pm Rick Daily
LAUSD North, Valley Glen CA LA Valley College 9/27/2014 9am-12pm Alumni
Chicago NACAC IL Navy Pier  9/27/2014 11am-3pm Alumni
Great Hearts Fair, Scottsdale AZ Scottsdale P 9/27/2014 4pm-8pm Jimmy K.
Phoenix NACAC, Phoenix AZ Phoenix Conv Ctr 9/28/2014 11am-3pm Jimmy K.
James Madison HS, Phoenix AZ James Madison HS 9/29/2014 6pm-8pm Jimmy K.
Pomona Privates CA Pomona Cath. HS 9/30/2014 3pm-5pm Rick Daily
Fremont Area USD Fair CA Washington HS 9/30/2014 6:30pm-8:30pm Alumni
Riverside/Alvord/Jurupa USD CA Tyler Mall 10/1/2014 5pm-8pm Rick Daily
Washington D.C. NACAC DC D.C. Conv Ctr 10/2/2014 6pm-8pm Alumni
Washington D.C. NACAC DC D.C. Conv Ctr 10/3/2014 9am-12pm Alumni
Escondido USD, Escondido CA Westfield Mall 10/4/2014 10am-2pm Astrid D.
Long Island NACAC NY Nassau Coliseum 10/5/2014 11am-3pm Alumni
HS of the Perf. Arts, Houston TX HS of the Perf Arts 10/6/2014 1pm-3pm Jimmy K.
Houston ISD  Fair TX Houston CC 10/6/2014 5pm-8pm Jimmy K.
Huntington Beach USD CA Marina HS 10/6/2014 7pm-9pm Mike M.
Sweetwater USD, San Diego CA Montgomery HS 10/6/2014 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
Chino Valley USD CA Don A. Lugo HS 10/6/2014 6pm-8pm Rick Daily
San Marcos USD CA Mission Hills HS 10/7/2014 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
Saddleback Valley USD CA Trabuco Hills HS 10/7/2014 6pm-9pm Alumni
No. San Diego, Oceanside CA El Camino HS 10/8/2014 5pm-7pm Astrid D.
Yes P Fair, Houston TX Yes P 10/8/2014 1pm-3pm Jimmy K.
Spring Branch ISD, Houston TX Spring Branch HS 10/8/2014 6pm-8pm Jimmy K.
Newport Mesa, Costa Mesa CA OC Fairgrounds 10/8/2014 7pm-9pm Alumni
Westside HS Fair, Houston TX Westside HS 10/9/2014 6pm-8pm Jimmy K.
Fontana USD, Fontana CA Lewis Library 10/9/2014 5pm-8pm Rick Daily
Houston Aca. of Intl Studies TX HAIS Campus 10/10/2014 9am-11am Jimmy K.
Corona HS Fair, Corona CA Corona HS 10/10/2014 10am-12:30pm Rick Daily
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-8pm Jimmy K.
St. Joseph et. Al., Lakewood CA St. Joseph HS 10/13/2014 7pm-8:30pm Rick Daily
Santa Monica/Malibu USD CA Santa Monica HS 10/14/2014 6:30pm-9pm Alumni
Monrovia USD, Monrovia CA Monrovia HS 10/14/2014 7pm-8:30pm Rick Daily
Fairmont P, Anaheim CA Fairmont P 10/14/2014 6pm-7:30pm Jimmy K.
Out-Of-State Fair,Fort Collins CO Poudre HS 10/14/2014 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
Redlands USD, Redlands CA Redlands HS 10/15/2014 6pm-8pm Rick Daily
Monarch HS, Louisville CO Monarch HS 10/15/2014 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
Glendora USD, Glendora CA Glendora HS 10/16/2014 5pm-8pm Rick Daily
John F. Kennedy HS, Denver CO JFK High 10/16/2014 6pm-7:30pm Astrid D.
Denver NACAC, Denver CO CO Conv Ctr 10/18/2014 1pm-4pm Astrid D.
Lion's Roar, Aliso Viejo CA Soka University 10/18/2014 9am-3pm 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 6pm-8pm Rick Daily
Francis Parker, San Diego CA Francis Parker 10/20/2014 6:30pm-8:45pm Astrid D.
Cashman College Fair, LV NV Cashman Center 10/21/2014 5:30pm-8pm Astrid D.
Anaheim USD, Anaheim CA Anaheim Conv Ctr 10/21/2014 5:30pm-8pm Jimmy K.
Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana CA Mater Dei HS 10/21/2014 7pm-9pm Alumni
Cashman College Fair, LV NV Cashman Center 10/22/2014 5:30pm-8pm Astrid D.
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-8pm Jimmy K.
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 7pm-9pm Soka
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 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
Bishop Amat Fair, La Puente CA Bishop Amat HS 10/27/2014 7pm-9pm 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 10am-1pm Rick Daily
San Diego CAL-SOAP CA Scottish Rite Ctr 10/29/2014 6pm-8:30pm Astrid D.
Seattle NACAC WA WA Conv Ctr 10/31/2014 9am-12pm Jimmy K.
Seattle NACAC WA WA Conv Ctr 11/1/2014 12pm-4pm Jimmy K.
Portland NACAC OR Oregon Conv Ctr 11/2/2014 1pm-5pm Jimmy K.
Portland NACAC OR Oregon Conv Ctr 11/3/2014 9am-12pm Jimmy K.
Santa Cruz County, Aptos CA Cabrillo College 11/3/2014 6pm-8pm Astrid D.
Tustin USD CA Tustin HS 11/3/2014 6pm-8pm Alumni
Monterey Area Fair, Carmel CA Carmel HS 11/4/2014 6:30pm-8pm Astrid D.
Salinas Valley Area, Salinas CA Hartnell College 11/5/2014 6pm-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-8pm Jimmy K.
CAL-SOAP Fair, Gilroy CA Gilroy HS 11/6/2014 5pm-7pm Astrid D.
Lion's Roar, Aliso Viejo CA Soka University 11/8/2014 9am-3pm All