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.


High School students, your admissions counselor is determined by the location of your high school. For Transfer students and Adult Degree Completion students, our Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Maria Gentile, will guide you through the application process.


 Maria Upmeyer

Maria Gentile

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 415.257-1307
[email protected]

High School Students
California Counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, and Yuba

Out of State: Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.

Adult Degree Completion Students
Maria works with all ADC students.

Transfer Students
Maria works with all transfer students.


Janel Mariano

Jannel Mariano

First Year Admissions Counselor 
P: 415.257.1369
[email protected]

High School Students
California Counties: Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne.

Out of State: Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

International Students
Jannel works with all international students.

Meet Jannel!


Alyssa Pedersen

First Year Admissions Counselor 
P: 415.257.1370
[email protected]

High School Students
California Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Imperial, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Sonoma. 

Out of State: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin.

Meet Alyssa!