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Meet Your Counselor

Welcome! You may have seen us at your high school, local college fair, or when you visited Dominican. We are your main resource throughout your application and admissions process. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We wish you the best and look forward to working with you.


High School Students, your admissions counselor is determined by the location of your high school. Transfer Students, your admission counselor is determined by the first letter of your last name. Determine who your counselor is by clicking on  "Find your Counselor" above.

    Rebecca Finn Kenney

    Rebecca Finn Kenney
    Interim Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid 

    Leadership and Management of Undergraduate Admissions

    Favorite things about Dominican:
    The students. I love the excitement I see in new students as they take this pivotal next step in their lives. And, to see those same students during graduation receive their diploma after years of hard work, dedication, and commitment to their future. It’s wonderful to see it all come full-circle.


    Nichelle Passanisi

    Recruitment Territory: Marin County High School students and all International student recruitment. 

    Favorite thing about Dominican: The campus is gorgeous as is our sense of community. From the students to the people I work with, I am truly happy to be part of such a caring and supportive community.

    Brooke 2012

    Brooke Thornberry
    Admissions Counselor

    Recruitment Area/Territory:

    • High School Students: Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Monterey San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne counties and out of state students from Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Click here for details. 
    • Transfer Student Recruitment: Brooke is your counselor if your last name begins with S – Z.

    Favorite thing about Dominican: Dominican is a hidden gem capturing the best of both worlds. We have large metropolises in either direction of us but on campus, you have a family. I love that Dominican students, faculty and staff members genuinely care for one another. They stop to say ‘hi’ and ask about what is going on. When you want to get away you are close to one of the best cities in the United States. The possibilities are endless on and off campus! It’s up to you to go and enjoy!


    Sarah Bottger
    Assistant Director

    Recruitment Area/Territory: 

    • High School Students:  Alameda, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties and out of state students from Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Click here for details. 
    • Transfer Student Recruitment: Sarah is your counselor if your last name begins with A – F.

    Favorite thing about Dominican: The location in Marin County. There are so many things to do right in our back yard, whether it's outdoor activities, like cycling or hiking, sightseeing in San Francisco, or attending any of the professional sports games in the Bay Area.



    Michael G MYC   Joshua McCay

    Michael Galindo
    Admissions Counselor 

    Recruitment Area/Territory:

    • High School Students: Contra Costa, Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, San Diego, and San Francisco counties and out of state students from Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. Click here for details. 
    • Transfer Student Recruitment: Michael is your counselor if your last name begins with M – R.

    Favorite thing about Dominican: The campus community is truly a remarkable experience! The students, staff and faculty have created a home where everyone is welcome and able to grow to their fullest potential. And to be located in the heart of Marin County, just makes it more enjoyable.


    Joshua McCay
    Admissions Counselor

    Recruitment Area/Territory:

    • High School Students: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, and Yuba counties and out of state students from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Click here for details. 
    • Transfer Student Recruitment: Joshua is your counselor if your last name begins with G – L.

    Favorite thing about Dominican: NCAA Athletics (Especially Lacrosse). As an alumni of the program, I enjoyed supplementing my education with athletics.


    Eileen 2012

    Eileen Burns Caparoso
    Regional Admissions Counselor

    Recruitment Area/Territory: High School students: Out of state students from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. 

    Favorite thing about Dominican: I spent almost three weeks in Fanjeaux, France, with 30 other Dominican faculty, staff, and students from across the country in 2011 and the sense of community and common purpose was amazing. We discussed why St. Dominic founded the order and walked in his path for several days. This sense of purpose and the ideals of spreading knowledge and education really resonated with what we do every day across campus as faculty and staff.

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