Meet Your Orientation Leaders

We look forward to meeting you at Orientation...until we do, read about some of our favorite things to do at and around Dominican!

Kimani Anderson

Junior, Public Biological Sciences Major
Hometown:
Vallejo, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Meadowland's Lawn. It is easy to forget about it but once you go back, you get caught up in the beauty of all the flowers and doggies.
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Going to the mall and hitting up all the deals (Forever 21 has the best ones)

Zara Anwar

Junior, Dance Major
Hometown:
Columbia, Maryland
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: There's a really cool gazebo behind the Sister's convent. I'd call it a tree gazebo because it is covered in leaves and vines. There's benches inside for people to sit and relax, and it's just a cool hidden gem!
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Hiking and beach trips

Nicole Arima 

Senior, Biological Sciences Major
Hometown: 
San Francisco, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: There are some restaurants in San Rafael that give discounts for Dominican students!
Favorite Thing to do in Marin:Go Explore!!! There are so many beautiful and scenic spots, as well as amazing restaurants. Plus, the weather is almost always absolutely gorgeous.

Loreto Barroso

Sophomore, Business Major,
Hometown: 
South San Francisco, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Fire Trail (hiking)
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Work

Stephanie Buot

Senior, Nursing Major
Hometown: 
Petaluma, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Students are allowed to use the kitchen in Edgehill Mansion 
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Watching the dogs play at 4 pm in front of Meadowland's Lawn.

Hannah Burton

Sophomore, Nursing Major
Hometown: 
San Diego, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Edgehill Mansion has a third floor you can study in at night 
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Go for a walk

Matthew "Matt" Case

Senior, Health Science Major
Hometown: 
Tracy, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: There are so many secret hiking spots right behind our school
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Hike.

Mandeep "Mandy" Chahal

Junior, Nursing Major, Leadership and Psychology Double Minor
Hometown:
 Elk Grove, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: There are a lot of of Dominican student discounts given in at restaurants in downtown San Rafael
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Go to Marin Headlands

Elina Chelebieva

Junior, Political Science and Business Double Major
Hometown: 
Santa Rosa, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Dominican discounts to a lot of places in Marin
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Explore new hiking trails, especially the one behind our campus

 Sevil Chelebieva

Sophomore, Biological Sciences Major, Chemistry Minor
Hometown:
Santa Rosa, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: You can get student discounts around San Rafael with a Dominican ID
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Hike on Mt. Tam and observe the beautiful view from the Marin Headlands

Danielle Davis

Senior, Psychology Major, Public Health Minor
Hometown:
Elk Grove, California 
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Around 4-5pm everyday is "Dog O'clock" on Meadowlands lawn, meaning a bunch of the neighbors bring their dogs to play and its basically a dog park. Who doesn't love dogs! The owners will usually let you pet the dogs as well so it's a good time for everyone.
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Eat! There are so many delicious food options that are also really affordable in the area. When I finish eating I can always take a hike on fire trail or Mt. Tam to work off the calories!

Samantha "Sam" Easley

Senior, Psychology Major, Leadership and Business Double Minor
Hometown: 
Modesto, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Edgehill Mansion is a nice and quiet place to study when the library is busy!
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Going to the different lookouts with friends around in Marin! Anywhere from Mount Tam, Fort Baker, Marin Headlands, and Baker Beach

Adrian Embry 

Junior, Nursing Major, Leadership Minor
Hometown:
South San Francisco, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Dominican students get a 10% discount at Planet Juice for smoothies!
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Explore food scene, work out, spend time with my club

Lizbeth Enriquez

Sophomore, Biological Sciences Major, Community Action Minor
Hometown: 
San Rafael, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Student Discounts in SR with a Dominican ID
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Hike on Mt. Tam and go to the Marin Headlands.

Nora Fey

Sophomore, Nursing Major
Hometown:
 Fairfield, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: There are so many dogs on campus! Every corner you turn, you will see a sweet pup. One of my favorite parts on Dominican!
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Find new restaurants with my friends.

Leeann  Francisco

Junior, Humanities Major, Psychology and Leadership Double Minor
Hometown:
 Rancho Cucamonga, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: You don't have to take a whole semester off to travel abroad at DU! There are other opportunities through Student Life, Campus Ministry, and the Honors Program where faculty, staff, and students can travel to other countries and immerse themselves in other cultures.
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Head to San Francisco to find new places to eat and viewpoints to see

Shaina Gaba

Junior, Nursing Major, Public Health Minor
Hometown: 
Danville, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Service Saturdays are a great way to help out the community and be outside. Check out the Community Garden next to the Admission's building!
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: I love hiking the beautiful spots throughout Marin!

Kayla-Marie Gigante

Junior, Occupational Therapy Major, Psychology Minor
Hometown:
 San Jose, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Upstairs computer labs in the library are the best place to do registration.
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Go to Marin Headlands and look out to the city.

Emily Ginn

Senior, Biochemistry Major
Hometown: 
Davis, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Free tutoring  
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Hiking

Mariana Hernandez

Junior, Business and Psychology Double Major, Spanish and Leadership Double Minor
Hometown: 
South San Francisco, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: The best times to go to the gym are between 9am and 12pm (because it’s the emptiest and that’s when people have class)
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Finding cute hiking trails with friends. You get in your exercise by hiking up, and you can take a cute photo after reaching the top to add to your feed!

Salena Herrera

Junior, Biological Sciences Major, Chemistry Minor
Hometown: 
Hayward, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Edgehill mansion is a great study spot if too many people are in the library.
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: My favorite thing to do in Marin is to explore the Marin Headlines.

Janelle Huskey

Sophomore, Nursing Major
Hometown: 
Ripon, California 
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: There are so many dogs. You are guaranteed to see multiple dogs on your walk to class each day!
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Find new coffee shops for me and my friends to study at!

Aimee Kilgore

Sophomore, Dance Major, Psychology Minor
Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: There are little nooks and crannies all over campus that are great study areas or just good places to get away from everything. There is no one in particular that I have in mind because they are all great and you just have to find your favorite.
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Going to Mount Tam!

Allison Kustic 

Sophomore, Political Science Major
Hometown:
Sacramento, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Marin Shakespeare has a free night for DU students at the end of their season.
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Hike!

Mia Lopez

Junior, Occupational Therapy Major, Psychology Minor
Hometown: 
Sacramento, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: There is a student garden behind Magnolia :)
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Night hikes & bike rides along the water

Patricia "Patty" Lopez-Chavez

Junior, Liberal Studies Major
Hometown: 
Santa Maria, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Iced Caramel Macchiatos in front of the Library made by Michelle (she makes them better than starbs, bible)
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Hike or walk on a nice trail and read a book (:

Julia McMahon

Sophomore, Pre-Occupational Therapy Major, Psychology Minor
Hometown:
Santa Barbara, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: The picnic tables outside of Albertus Magnus. They are a great, peaceful place to study outside!
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: I love to go downtown to Copperfield's Bookstore and get coffee with friends.

Tamera McNeil

Sophomore, Pre-Nursing Major, Leadership Studies Minor
Hometown: 
Hercules, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Going to John Muir Beach and having a bomb fire.
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Go to the Farmer's Market with friends on Thursday afternoon's.

Marah Navarrozza

Junior, Biological Sciences Major, Chemistry Minor
Hometown: 
San Francisco, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: On the top floor of the library, there are available Mac computers for all students to access.
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: My favorite thing to do would be to eat out and walk around downtown

Isabelle "Belle" Penn

Junior, Biochemistry Major, Psychology Minor
Hometown: 
Denver, Colorado
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: The best bathroom to poop in is Angelico’s third floor bathroom
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: 4th Street

Isabella "Bella" Rey

Junior, Nursing Major, Leadership and Community Action Minor
Hometown:
Redwood City, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Awk hall has the best washer and dryers 
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: The Headlands

Kayla Robinson

Senior, History and Political Science Double Major
Hometown: 
San Gabriel, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: For the hot August days, Albertus Magnus, the Science Center, and the Mac Lab in the Library have air conditioning.
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Go bowling at Country Club Bowl

Ynez Rodriguez

Senior, Nursing Major, Leadership Studies Minor
Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Angelico has secret piano rooms & rooms with white walls and great lighting that are perfect for mini photoshoots
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Hike the waterfalls behind Dominican up to fire tower

Jacqueline Salas

Junior, Occupational Therapy Major, Psychology Minor
Hometown: 
San Martin, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Free printing in the Guzman Gazebo!
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Hiking!

Kate Shaffer

Junior, Nursing Major
Hometown: 
Danville, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: The mini kitchen and lounge on the second floor of Edgehill mansion-bake some cookies and play some board games! 
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Go to the movies at Northgate

Fiona So

Sophomore, Nursing Major
Hometown: 
Vancouver, Canada
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: You can study/do homework in any classroom!
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Grab food or ice cream with my friends and just hang out!

Emanuelle "Emma"Tobola

Senior, Business Major, Leadership Minor
Hometown: 
Vacaville, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: The apple cinnamon muffin is the best thing at Chilly's
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Go to Fort Baker and drive through Sausalito

Brenda Vasquez

Junior, Biochemistry Major
Hometown: 

Dominican's Best Kept Secret: 
Favorite Thing to do in Marin:

Cameron Yee

Junior, Nursing Major
Hometown: 
Oakland, California
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: Student discounts at double rainbow! And free iced tea at Bangkok Thai!  
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Hiking and having picnics on nice days 

Mayling Zito

Sophomore, Dance Major
Hometown: 
Eugene, Oregon
Dominican's Best Kept Secret: The Library rents laptops to students.
Favorite Thing to do in Marin: Go to the beach.