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San Rafael, CA 94901

P: 415.485.3204

P: 1.888.323.6763

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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.


    Nichelle Passanisi

    Leadership and Management of Undergraduate Admissions

    Favorite things 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 communitiy.


    Jesus Ramirez 
    Associate Director

    Recruitment Area/Territory:

    • International Student Recruitment: Jesus works with all international students. 
    Brooke 2012

    Brooke Thornberry
    Admissions Counselor

    Recruitment Area/Territory:

    • High School Students: San Mateo, Santa Clara counties and out of state students from Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, Washington 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!


    Allison Yee
    Admissions Counselor

    Recruitment Area/Territory: 

    • High School Students:  Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, Napa, Santa Cruz, and Solano counties and out of state students from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas Click here for details. 
    • Transfer Student Recruitment: Allison is your counselor if your last name begins with A – F.




    Michael Galindo MYC  

    Michael Galindo
    Admissions Counselor 

    Recruitment Area/Territory:

    • High School Students: Calaveras, Fresno, Imperial,Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne 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.






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