The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Meet Our Staff
Dean of Admissions
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Educational Background: University of San Francisco, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; University of San Francisco, Master of Science in Organization Development.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Torsap Thai Kitchen, Walnut Creek
What I love most about SMC: The People -- Staff, Students, and Faculty!
Helpful college hint: Be yourself! You are the expert on you. Lead from that position, and you will shine throughout your college journey.
Sherie works with first-year students attending Lasallian high schools in the United States and students from the following cities: Discovery Bay, Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood.
Craig Means, MA '02
Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies and Transfer Admissions
Craig works with transfer students from the following areas:
California: All counties.
Out of State: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Director of Admissions Operations
Hometown: Benicia, CA
Education: University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics
Favorite Local Restaurant: The Cheese Board Collective, Berkeley
What I love most about SMC: Its beautiful campus and the welcoming staff and faculty.
Helpful college hint: Don't feel pressured to have your whole college life planned out before you start! There will be amazing people, resources, and opportunities throughout your college journey that will help you find your path.
Jenna Sciarrino Pol
Associate Director of Admissions
Jenna works with applicants in the following areas:
California Counties: Contra Costa (cities: Martinez, Clayton, Concord, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Pleasant Hill), Napa, Santa Barbara, Solano, Sonoma, Ventura (excluding Thousand Oaks and Oak Park), and Yolo counties.
Out of State: Hawaii
Assistant Director of Admissions and Visit Center Coordinator
Gabrielle works with applicants in the following areas:
California County: Contra Costa cities: Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Marin, Richmond, Pinole, San Pablo, Crockett, Hercules, Rodeo, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Kensington.
Out of State: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia.
Magaly Arias-Lobatos '18
Senior Admissions Counselor
Magaly works with applicants in the following areas:
California Counties: San Francisco and Alameda
Out of State: Oregon
Sophia Mayer ‘19
Admissions Operations Coordinator
Hometown: Antioch, CA
Educational Background: Saint Mary’s College of California, Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Science ‘19, Current MBA Candidate, Saint Mary’s College of California School of Economics and Business Administration.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Chapala - Brentwood.
What I love most about SMC: I love that SMC has been my second home since my Freshman year thanks to the small community and campus full of wonderful people.
Helpful college hint: Make connections with your peers and professors.
Sarah Shaughnessy '22
Admissions Counselor, Spring Programs
Sarah works with applicants in the following areas:
California Counties: Del Norte, Siskiyou, Modoc, Humboldt, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Mendocino, Tehama, Plumas, Butte, Glenn, Sierra, Yuba, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Colusa, Sutter, Sacramento, Santa Clara.
Out of State: Washington.
Brandon Dela Cruz '22
Brandon works with applicants in the following areas:
California Counties: San Mateo, Central Valley, Los Angeles (areas: San Fernando Valley, Glendale, Pasadena, West Los Angeles, West Beach, Hollywood, Wilshire, East Los Angeles, South/Central Los Angeles, Covina) Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ontario, Mono, Mariposa, Calaveras, Amador, Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, San Benito, Monterey, Kings, Kern, Inyo.
Out of State: Guam, Puerto Rico, Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.
Carolina Celis '22
Carolina works with applicants in the following areas:
California Counties: Imperial Valley, Los Angeles (areas include Long Beach and South Bay), Orange, San Diego
Out of State: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming