California Counselors

Find your California undergraduate admission counselor here.

Select your home county to view admission counselor.

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Denise Castillo Chavez

Denise hails from the town of Windsor, California. During her time as an undergraduate at SCU, she worked in the Undergraduate Admission Office as a Student Ambassador, served in leadership roles with the Multicultural Center, and studied abroad through Casa de la Solidaridad in El Salvador. Read more >>

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Paola Garcia-Vega

Paola grew up in the Bay Area prior to attending SCU for her undergraduate studies. She is now an Assistant Director in the Undergraduate Admission Office. She has always been interested in supporting students and families through the process of higher education. Read more >>

Contact our office

Please call us at (408) 554-4700 to reach out to one of our undergraduate admission counselors.

Contact our office

Please call us at (408) 554-4700 to reach out to one of our undergraduate admission counselors.

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Grace Hartman

Grace is originally from East Contra Costa County in Northern California. Prior to coming Santa Clara University in 2012, she worked at her alma mater, Notre Dame de Namur University, in the Undergraduate Admission Office. Read more >>

Contact our office

Please call us at (408) 554-4700 to reach out to one of our undergraduate admission counselors.

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Grace Hartman

Grace is originally from East Contra Costa County in Northern California. Prior to coming Santa Clara University in 2012, she worked at her alma mater, Notre Dame de Namur University, in the Undergraduate Admission Office. Read more >>

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Sarah Stricker

Sarah is originally from Marin County, but more recently moved to Santa Clara from New Orleans where she was an admissions counselor at her alma mater. She is excited to be back in Northern California and to represent Santa Clara. Read more >>

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

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Sarah Stricker

Sarah is originally from Marin County, but more recently moved to Santa Clara from New Orleans where she was an admissions counselor at her alma mater. She is excited to be back in Northern California and to represent Santa Clara. Read more >>

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Lorenzo Gamboa

Lorenzo is originally from a very small town with eight graduating seniors in his public high school class. Coming from a close-knit community, he is familiar with the assumptions and fears one may have when considering leaving town for college. Read more >>

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

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Sarah Stricker

Sarah is originally from Marin County, but more recently moved to Santa Clara from New Orleans where she was an admissions counselor at her alma mater. She is excited to be back in Northern California and to represent Santa Clara. Read more >>

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A.J. Williams

A.J. is a native of San Jose, CA, but has spent time in each of the four corners of the country. A former transfer student and athlete, A.J. oversees the Transfer process and is the Admission liaison for Athletics recruitment. Read more >>

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

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Sarah Stricker

Sarah is originally from Marin County, but more recently moved to Santa Clara from New Orleans where she was an admissions counselor at her alma mater. She is excited to be back in Northern California and to represent Santa Clara. Read more >>

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Sarah Stricker

Sarah is originally from Marin County, but more recently moved to Santa Clara from New Orleans where she was an admissions counselor at her alma mater. She is excited to be back in Northern California and to represent Santa Clara. Read more >>

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Sarah Stricker

Sarah is originally from Marin County, but more recently moved to Santa Clara from New Orleans where she was an admissions counselor at her alma mater. She is excited to be back in Northern California and to represent Santa Clara. Read more >>

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Sarah Stricker

Sarah is originally from Marin County, but more recently moved to Santa Clara from New Orleans where she was an admissions counselor at her alma mater. She is excited to be back in Northern California and to represent Santa Clara. Read more >>

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Betel Trephan

Betel is originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. When she was 11 years old, her parents moved her family to Boston, MA. Access to a great education was the motivating factor, and although the transition was painful, Betel is glad her parents made the decision because it ignited her passion for education. Read more >>

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

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Betel Trephan

Betel is originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. When she was 11 years old, her parents moved her family to Boston, MA. Access to a great education was the motivating factor, and although the transition was painful, Betel is glad her parents made the decision because it ignited her passion for education. Read more >>

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A.J. Williams

A.J. is a native of San Jose, CA, but has spent time in each of the four corners of the country. A former transfer student and athlete, A.J. oversees the Transfer process and is the Admission liaison for Athletics recruitment. Read more >>

Contact our office

Please call us at (408) 554-4700 to reach out to one of our undergraduate admission counselors.

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Grace Hartman

Grace is originally from East Contra Costa County in Northern California. Prior to coming Santa Clara University in 2012, she worked at her alma mater, Notre Dame de Namur University, in the Undergraduate Admission Office. Read more >>

Contact our office

Please call us at (408) 554-4700 to reach out to one of our undergraduate admission counselors.

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Grace Hartman

Grace is originally from East Contra Costa County in Northern California. Prior to coming Santa Clara University in 2012, she worked at her alma mater, Notre Dame de Namur University, in the Undergraduate Admission Office. Read more >>

Contact our office

Please call us at (408) 554-4700 to reach out to one of our undergraduate admission counselors.

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

Contact our office

Please call us at (408) 554-4700 to reach out to one of our undergraduate admission counselors.

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Lorenzo Gamboa

Lorenzo is originally from a very small town with eight graduating seniors in his public high school class. Coming from a close-knit community, he is familiar with the assumptions and fears one may have when considering leaving town for college. Read more >>

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Grace Hartman

Grace is originally from East Contra Costa County in Northern California. Prior to coming Santa Clara University in 2012, she worked at her alma mater, Notre Dame de Namur University, in the Undergraduate Admission Office. Read more >>

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Sarah Stricker

Sarah is originally from Marin County, but more recently moved to Santa Clara from New Orleans where she was an admissions counselor at her alma mater. She is excited to be back in Northern California and to represent Santa Clara. Read more >>

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Denise Castillo Chavez

Denise hails from the town of Windsor, California. During her time as an undergraduate at SCU, she worked in the Undergraduate Admission Office as a Student Ambassador, served in leadership roles with the Multicultural Center, and studied abroad through Casa de la Solidaridad in El Salvador. Read more >>

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Sarah Stricker

Sarah is originally from Marin County, but more recently moved to Santa Clara from New Orleans where she was an admissions counselor at her alma mater. She is excited to be back in Northern California and to represent Santa Clara. Read more >>

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Sarah Stricker

Sarah is originally from Marin County, but more recently moved to Santa Clara from New Orleans where she was an admissions counselor at her alma mater. She is excited to be back in Northern California and to represent Santa Clara. Read more >>

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A.J. Williams

A.J. is a native of San Jose, CA, but has spent time in each of the four corners of the country. A former transfer student and athlete, A.J. oversees the Transfer process and is the Admission liaison for Athletics recruitment. Read more >>

Contact our office

Please call us at (408) 554-4700 to reach out to one of our undergraduate admission counselors.

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Lorenzo Gamboa

Lorenzo is originally from a very small town with eight graduating seniors in his public high school class. Coming from a close-knit community, he is familiar with the assumptions and fears one may have when considering leaving town for college. Read more >>

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

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A.J. Williams

A.J. is a native of San Jose, CA, but has spent time in each of the four corners of the country. A former transfer student and athlete, A.J. oversees the Transfer process and is the Admission liaison for Athletics recruitment. Read more >>

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Betel Trephan

Betel is originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. When she was 11 years old, her parents moved her family to Boston, MA. Access to a great education was the motivating factor, and although the transition was painful, Betel is glad her parents made the decision because it ignited her passion for education. Read more >>

Contact our office

Please call us at (408) 554-4700 to reach out to one of our undergraduate admission counselors.

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

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Paola Garcia-Vega

Paola grew up in the Bay Area prior to attending SCU for her undergraduate studies. She is now an Assistant Director in the Undergraduate Admission Office. She has always been interested in supporting students and families through the process of higher education. Read more >>

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

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Danielle Wenzel

Danielle is originally from the Napa Valley area of Northern California. While completing her undergraduate studies, she worked in the Financial Aid Office where she was introduced to the Admissions world. Read more >>

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Grace Hartman

Grace is originally from East Contra Costa County in Northern California. Prior to coming Santa Clara University in 2012, she worked at her alma mater, Notre Dame de Namur University, in the Undergraduate Admission Office. Read more >>

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Betel Trephan

Betel is originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. When she was 11 years old, her parents moved her family to Boston, MA. Access to a great education was the motivating factor, and although the transition was painful, Betel is glad her parents made the decision because it ignited her passion for education. Read more >>

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Lorenzo Gamboa

Lorenzo is originally from a very small town with eight graduating seniors in his public high school class. Coming from a close-knit community, he is familiar with the assumptions and fears one may have when considering leaving town for college. Read more >>

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

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Danielle Wenzel

Danielle is originally from the Napa Valley area of Northern California. While completing her undergraduate studies, she worked in the Financial Aid Office where she was introduced to the Admissions world. Read more >>

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Danielle Wenzel

Danielle is originally from the Napa Valley area of Northern California. While completing her undergraduate studies, she worked in the Financial Aid Office where she was introduced to the Admissions world. Read more >>

Contact our office

Please call us at (408) 554-4700 to reach out to one of our undergraduate admission counselors.

Grace thumb

Grace Hartman

Grace is originally from East Contra Costa County in Northern California. Prior to coming Santa Clara University in 2012, she worked at her alma mater, Notre Dame de Namur University, in the Undergraduate Admission Office. Read more >>

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

Contact our office

Please call us at (408) 554-4700 to reach out to one of our undergraduate admission counselors.

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>

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Danielle Wenzel

Danielle is originally from the Napa Valley area of Northern California. While completing her undergraduate studies, she worked in the Financial Aid Office where she was introduced to the Admissions world. Read more >>

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Eddie Kelinsky

Eddie was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, before attending Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. While attending, he was heavily involved in student life, including new student orientation, philanthropy, student government, and improv comedy. Read more >>