Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University - Undergraduate Admission

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Alameda

Paola Garcia-Vega

Assistant Director

I am a Santa Clara alumna with a bachelor's of science in Sociology and minors in Spanish, Communication Studies and Political Science. I enjoy reading and learning new information, which is why I cannot wait to read your application. Having grown up in the bay area, I also love diversity and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Read more »

Alpine
Grace Hartman

Grace Hartman

Assistant Director

Applying to college can sometimes be a frightening process and it tends to be different for every student and family, so I recommend that you focus on what YOU can do to be the best, most competitive applicant that YOU can be, and concern yourself less with what others may be doing. Read more »

Amador
Grace Hartman

Grace Hartman

Assistant Director

Applying to college can sometimes be a frightening process and it tends to be different for every student and family, so I recommend that you focus on what YOU can do to be the best, most competitive applicant that YOU can be, and concern yourself less with what others may be doing. Read more »

Butte

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Calaveras
Grace Hartman

Grace Hartman

Assistant Director

Applying to college can sometimes be a frightening process and it tends to be different for every student and family, so I recommend that you focus on what YOU can do to be the best, most competitive applicant that YOU can be, and concern yourself less with what others may be doing. Read more »

Colusa

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Contra Costa
Grace Hartman

Grace Hartman

Assistant Director

Applying to college can sometimes be a frightening process and it tends to be different for every student and family, so I recommend that you focus on what YOU can do to be the best, most competitive applicant that YOU can be, and concern yourself less with what others may be doing. Read more »

Del Norte

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

El Dorado

Paola Garcia-Vega

Assistant Director

I am a Santa Clara alumna with a bachelor's of science in Sociology and minors in Spanish, Communication Studies and Political Science. I enjoy reading and learning new information, which is why I cannot wait to read your application. Having grown up in the bay area, I also love diversity and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Read more »

Fresno

Rosalie Saladzius

Assistant Director

Originally from upstate New York, it's safe to assume that no one is more enthusiastic about the beauty and quality of life Santa Clara, California offers. As a product of a Jesuit education, I believe in the value of developing individuals who are self-aware leaders capable of considering different perspectives, providing constructive feedback, and contributing to a positive workplace culture. I'm proud to be a member of the SCU family and look forward to working with you! Read more »

Glenn

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Humboldt

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Imperial

Paola Garcia-Vega

Assistant Director

I am a Santa Clara alumna with a bachelor's of science in Sociology and minors in Spanish, Communication Studies and Political Science. I enjoy reading and learning new information, which is why I cannot wait to read your application. Having grown up in the bay area, I also love diversity and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Read more »

Inyo

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

Assistant Director

Despite a passion for Broncos and Jesuit education, I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English (Creative Writing) and consider it to have been the most impactful years of my formation thus far. I love living in the Bay Area, projects for Indigenous youth and the idea that a college education opportunity can change one's trajectory forever. I am an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux tribe. Read more »

Kern

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

Assistant Director

Despite a passion for Broncos and Jesuit education, I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English (Creative Writing) and consider it to have been the most impactful years of my formation thus far. I love living in the Bay Area, projects for Indigenous youth and the idea that a college education opportunity can change one's trajectory forever. I am an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux tribe. Read more »

Kings

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

Assistant Director

Despite a passion for Broncos and Jesuit education, I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English (Creative Writing) and consider it to have been the most impactful years of my formation thus far. I love living in the Bay Area, projects for Indigenous youth and the idea that a college education opportunity can change one's trajectory forever. I am an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux tribe. Read more »

Lake

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Lassen

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Los Angeles

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

Assistant Director

Despite a passion for Broncos and Jesuit education, I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English (Creative Writing) and consider it to have been the most impactful years of my formation thus far. I love living in the Bay Area, projects for Indigenous youth and the idea that a college education opportunity can change one's trajectory forever. I am an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux tribe. Read more »

Madera

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Marin

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Mariposa
Grace Hartman

Grace Hartman

Assistant Director

Applying to college can sometimes be a frightening process and it tends to be different for every student and family, so I recommend that you focus on what YOU can do to be the best, most competitive applicant that YOU can be, and concern yourself less with what others may be doing. Read more »

Mendocino

Paola Garcia-Vega

Assistant Director

I am a Santa Clara alumna with a bachelor's of science in Sociology and minors in Spanish, Communication Studies and Political Science. I enjoy reading and learning new information, which is why I cannot wait to read your application. Having grown up in the bay area, I also love diversity and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Read more »

Merced

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Modoc

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Mono

Paola Garcia-Vega

Assistant Director

I am a Santa Clara alumna with a bachelor's of science in Sociology and minors in Spanish, Communication Studies and Political Science. I enjoy reading and learning new information, which is why I cannot wait to read your application. Having grown up in the bay area, I also love diversity and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Read more »

Monterey

Rosalie Saladzius

Assistant Director

Originally from upstate New York, it's safe to assume that no one is more enthusiastic about the beauty and quality of life Santa Clara, California offers. As a product of a Jesuit education, I believe in the value of developing individuals who are self-aware leaders capable of considering different perspectives, providing constructive feedback, and contributing to a positive workplace culture. I'm proud to be a member of the SCU family and look forward to working with you! Read more »

Napa

Paola Garcia-Vega

Assistant Director

I am a Santa Clara alumna with a bachelor's of science in Sociology and minors in Spanish, Communication Studies and Political Science. I enjoy reading and learning new information, which is why I cannot wait to read your application. Having grown up in the bay area, I also love diversity and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Read more »

Nevada

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Orange

Rosalie Saladzius

Assistant Director

Originally from upstate New York, it's safe to assume that no one is more enthusiastic about the beauty and quality of life Santa Clara, California offers. As a product of a Jesuit education, I believe in the value of developing individuals who are self-aware leaders capable of considering different perspectives, providing constructive feedback, and contributing to a positive workplace culture. I'm proud to be a member of the SCU family and look forward to working with you! Read more »

Placer

Rosalie Saladzius

Assistant Director

Originally from upstate New York, it's safe to assume that no one is more enthusiastic about the beauty and quality of life Santa Clara, California offers. As a product of a Jesuit education, I believe in the value of developing individuals who are self-aware leaders capable of considering different perspectives, providing constructive feedback, and contributing to a positive workplace culture. I'm proud to be a member of the SCU family and look forward to working with you! Read more »

Plumas

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Riverside

Rosalie Saladzius

Assistant Director

Originally from upstate New York, it's safe to assume that no one is more enthusiastic about the beauty and quality of life Santa Clara, California offers. As a product of a Jesuit education, I believe in the value of developing individuals who are self-aware leaders capable of considering different perspectives, providing constructive feedback, and contributing to a positive workplace culture. I'm proud to be a member of the SCU family and look forward to working with you! Read more »

Sacramento

Paola Garcia-Vega

Assistant Director

I am a Santa Clara alumna with a bachelor's of science in Sociology and minors in Spanish, Communication Studies and Political Science. I enjoy reading and learning new information, which is why I cannot wait to read your application. Having grown up in the bay area, I also love diversity and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Read more »

San Benito

Rosalie Saladzius

Assistant Director

Originally from upstate New York, it's safe to assume that no one is more enthusiastic about the beauty and quality of life Santa Clara, California offers. As a product of a Jesuit education, I believe in the value of developing individuals who are self-aware leaders capable of considering different perspectives, providing constructive feedback, and contributing to a positive workplace culture. I'm proud to be a member of the SCU family and look forward to working with you! Read more »

San Bernardino

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

Assistant Director

Despite a passion for Broncos and Jesuit education, I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English (Creative Writing) and consider it to have been the most impactful years of my formation thus far. I love living in the Bay Area, projects for Indigenous youth and the idea that a college education opportunity can change one's trajectory forever. I am an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux tribe. Read more »

San Diego
AJ Williams

AJ Williams

Associate Director

A veteran of the college admission field, A.J. enjoys demystifying the college search and selection process for today's applicants. He aims to educate, as much as possible, each and every individual he comes into contact with, in regards to the options in front of them. Read more »

San Francisco

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

San Joaquin

Rosalie Saladzius

Assistant Director

Originally from upstate New York, it's safe to assume that no one is more enthusiastic about the beauty and quality of life Santa Clara, California offers. As a product of a Jesuit education, I believe in the value of developing individuals who are self-aware leaders capable of considering different perspectives, providing constructive feedback, and contributing to a positive workplace culture. I'm proud to be a member of the SCU family and look forward to working with you! Read more »

San Luis Obispo

Rosalie Saladzius

Assistant Director

Originally from upstate New York, it's safe to assume that no one is more enthusiastic about the beauty and quality of life Santa Clara, California offers. As a product of a Jesuit education, I believe in the value of developing individuals who are self-aware leaders capable of considering different perspectives, providing constructive feedback, and contributing to a positive workplace culture. I'm proud to be a member of the SCU family and look forward to working with you! Read more »

San Mateo

Paola Garcia-Vega

Assistant Director

I am a Santa Clara alumna with a bachelor's of science in Sociology and minors in Spanish, Communication Studies and Political Science. I enjoy reading and learning new information, which is why I cannot wait to read your application. Having grown up in the bay area, I also love diversity and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Read more »

Santa Barbara

Rosalie Saladzius

Assistant Director

Originally from upstate New York, it's safe to assume that no one is more enthusiastic about the beauty and quality of life Santa Clara, California offers. As a product of a Jesuit education, I believe in the value of developing individuals who are self-aware leaders capable of considering different perspectives, providing constructive feedback, and contributing to a positive workplace culture. I'm proud to be a member of the SCU family and look forward to working with you! Read more »

Santa Clara

Denise Castillo Chavez

Assistant Director

As a recent alumna from Santa Clara University, I am eternally grateful for the opportunities, resources, relationships, experiences, and support that I have had here at SCU, so I hope to contribute to my SCU community through this role. I'm here to answer your questions and concerns about the application process, as well as share with you my powerful experience as an SCU undergrad. Read more »

Grace Hartman

Grace Hartman

Assistant Director

Applying to college can sometimes be a frightening process and it tends to be different for every student and family, so I recommend that you focus on what YOU can do to be the best, most competitive applicant that YOU can be, and concern yourself less with what others may be doing. Read more »

Santa Cruz
Lorenzo Gamboa

Lorenzo Gamboa

Associate Director

I am a proud first generation graduate of Santa Clara University class of 2003. I married an SCU alumnus with whom I share an amazing family. I earned a BS in Economics from SCU and an MS in Mexican American Studies from the University of Arizona. My passion is Immigration and Education. I look forward to working with you. Read more »

Shasta County

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Sierra

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Siskiyou

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Solano

Paola Garcia-Vega

Assistant Director

I am a Santa Clara alumna with a bachelor's of science in Sociology and minors in Spanish, Communication Studies and Political Science. I enjoy reading and learning new information, which is why I cannot wait to read your application. Having grown up in the bay area, I also love diversity and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Read more »

Sonoma

Paola Garcia-Vega

Assistant Director

I am a Santa Clara alumna with a bachelor's of science in Sociology and minors in Spanish, Communication Studies and Political Science. I enjoy reading and learning new information, which is why I cannot wait to read your application. Having grown up in the bay area, I also love diversity and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Read more »

Stanislaus

Paola Garcia-Vega

Assistant Director

I am a Santa Clara alumna with a bachelor's of science in Sociology and minors in Spanish, Communication Studies and Political Science. I enjoy reading and learning new information, which is why I cannot wait to read your application. Having grown up in the bay area, I also love diversity and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Read more »

Sutter

Paola Garcia-Vega

Assistant Director

I am a Santa Clara alumna with a bachelor's of science in Sociology and minors in Spanish, Communication Studies and Political Science. I enjoy reading and learning new information, which is why I cannot wait to read your application. Having grown up in the bay area, I also love diversity and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Read more »

Tehama

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Trinity

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »

Tulare

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

Assistant Director

Despite a passion for Broncos and Jesuit education, I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English (Creative Writing) and consider it to have been the most impactful years of my formation thus far. I love living in the Bay Area, projects for Indigenous youth and the idea that a college education opportunity can change one's trajectory forever. I am an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux tribe. Read more »

Tuolomne

Paola Garcia-Vega

Assistant Director

I am a Santa Clara alumna with a bachelor's of science in Sociology and minors in Spanish, Communication Studies and Political Science. I enjoy reading and learning new information, which is why I cannot wait to read your application. Having grown up in the bay area, I also love diversity and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Read more »

Ventura

Rosalie Saladzius

Assistant Director

Originally from upstate New York, it's safe to assume that no one is more enthusiastic about the beauty and quality of life Santa Clara, California offers. As a product of a Jesuit education, I believe in the value of developing individuals who are self-aware leaders capable of considering different perspectives, providing constructive feedback, and contributing to a positive workplace culture. I'm proud to be a member of the SCU family and look forward to working with you! Read more »

Yolo

Paola Garcia-Vega

Assistant Director

I am a Santa Clara alumna with a bachelor's of science in Sociology and minors in Spanish, Communication Studies and Political Science. I enjoy reading and learning new information, which is why I cannot wait to read your application. Having grown up in the bay area, I also love diversity and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Read more »

Yuba

Detwarn Buntun

Associate Director

A seasoned college admission professional that thrives to increase college access to all students. As an advocate for diversity, I aim to relieve the stress of the college admissions process for all students and families I have the pleasure of working with. I hail from Stockton, Ca; graduating with my B.A. in psychology from the University of the Pacific, going on to earn my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and going back to the University of the Pacific to earn an M.A. in Education Administration & Leadership. Read more »