Meet Your Admission Counselor

R Daily Richard Daily
rdaily@soka.edu
949-480-4050
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:
Richard Daily joined the Soka Admissions team in July 2011 after graduating with a BA in Inspiring Happiness. A southern California native, Rick enjoys comedy, music and is a huge history buff. His passion for higher education, increasing opportunity for young people and his postive nature is contagious. 

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Astrid Dorantes
adorantes@soka.edu
949-480-4145
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, has a passion for Liberal Arts education. She received a degree with an emphasis in Social Behavioral Sciences and studied abroad in Sapporo, Japan. Astrid's interest are in cross cultural studies, languages, and higher education. On her spare time, Astrid loves to travel, catch up with family and friends, and watch movies. 

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Chelsea Dugger
cdugger@soka.edu
949-480-4107
Works with students from:
Assists with domestic and international inquiries

About Chelsea:
Chelsea became an admission counselor at SUA 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's 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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Jimmy King
jking@soka.edu
949-480-4019
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.

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Bryan Sierra
bsierra@soka.edu
949-480-4022
Works with students from:
Assists with domestic and international inquiries as well.

About Bryan: 
Bryan, an Orange County native, graduated from Soka 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.