Contact

Transfer Center
Bldg 52 Rm E30
transfer@calpoly.edu
@cpslotransfers
Mon. - Thurs. 9am – 5pm
Fri. 9am – 4pm

Fall Quarter
Virtual Zoom Drop-In
Mon., Wed. Fri. 11am-1pm 
Tues., Thurs. 4 - 6pm

Summer & Winter Break
Virtual Zoom Drop-In
Mon. - Fri. Noon - 1pm

"Welcome to the Mustang Family! As a former transfer student, I encourage you to make the best out of this experience. Meet new people, connect with professors, attend a Cal Poly sporting event, go bowl in the UU, hike to Architecture Graveyard, join a club...but most importantly, find a community! We will be here along the way to support you through your collegiate experience so don't hesitate to reach out. Enjoy your time here, YOU GOT THIS!"
— Danny Zavala, Cal Poly Scholars Academic Advisor

Connect With Us

The Transfer Center is here to support and connect students to resources in addition to creating community and listening to your story. Some questions you may have might need to be answered by other departments:

If you need assistance in connecting with one of the offices above you can reach out to us.


Transfer Center Contact Information

Our physical space is closed because of COVID-19. 

Summer & Winter Break Virtual drop-ins Monday - Friday from Noon - 1pm via zoom
Fall Quarter Virtual drop-ins Mon., Wed., Fri. 11am - 1pm & Tues., Thurs. 4 - 6pm 
Zoom - https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/8057567778.

Email us at transfer@calpoly.edu to set up an appointment if these times do not work for you. 

In person - Bldg 52 Rm E 30
Via email - transfer@calpoly.edu
Phone - 805-756-7778
On Instagram and Facebook - @cpslotransfers


Meet Our Staff

Cal Poly transfers are determined, resilent, motivated, innovative, inspiring.

The Transfer Center Staff are a resource for the Cal Poly transfer community. There are staff throughout campus who are also here to support you and we can connect you with them too!

 

staff member Heather Domonoske

Heather Domonoske

(she/her)

Coordinator, Transfer Center

: hdomonos@calpoly.edu

Schedule an appointment with Heather

Heather is the Coordinator of the Transfer Center. She is originally from Claremont, CA and studied Environmental-Sociology and Economics at Whitman College. She completed her M.A. in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University while working in leadership education, facilitating social justice programs, and mediating student conduct and conflict resolution at University of Michigan. She has been working for Outward Bound (in North Carolina, Florida, and Washington) as an instructor on backpacking, sea kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, and whitewater canoeing courses since 2013.

She strives to support students in thriving in and outside the classroom at Cal Poly and is very excited to be a part of the Centers team. Heather is passionate about education, advocacy, accompliceship and social justice and believes that Cal Poly will not be the best educational experience it can be until all students feel seen, heard, and that they belong here. In addition to her passion for supporting the college experience, Heather enjoys getting outside, cooking, spending time (in person or on the phone) connecting with friends and family, and playing with her cat Tux (often featured in our centers instagram).

staff member Montana Epps

Montana Epps

(she/her)

Graduate Assistant, Transfer Center

: mepps@calpoly.edu

Montana is the Graduate Intern in the Transfer Center. She is originally from San Diego, CA and studied History at UCLA. She is currently earning her M.S. in Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs at Cal Poly. Along with working at the Transfer Center, Montana works closely with New Student and Transition Programs, specializing in the Transfer Orientation Experience. She previously worked as a study abroad advisor, guiding students through the study abroad process, which led her to her passion for higher education and student affairs.

Outside of academics, she enjoys working with students on their personal and professional development and is very excited to be a part of the Center's team. Montana is passionate about education, advocacy, mindfulness and relationship-building and believes in the power of community. Creating a sense of belonging for transfer students at Cal Poly where students feel seen, heard, and supported, is one of her biggest goals. In addition to her passion for enhancing the transfer experience, some of Montana's favorite things are: coffee shops, connecting with friends, reading, camping and traveling around the world.

staff member Francisco Leon-Gomez

Francisco Leon-Gomez

(he/him)

Student Assistant, Transfer Center

: fleongom@calpoly.edu

Francisco is a student assistant at the Transfer Center and he focuses on our Transfer Dialogues and prospective student outreach. He is an Aerospace Engineering major who transferred here in fall 2019 from Sacramento City College. He is originally from Davis, CA. He enjoys providing support for students to achieve their goals. Francisco is also the Transfer Representative for Cal Poly's SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers). 

Outside of school, he likes to work on cars, go out with friends, wok on projects, spend time outdoors, and he study at Front Porch. His goal is to help transfer students feel at home at Cal Poly. 

student assistant Kaylee Benting

Kaylee Benting

(she/her)

Student Assistant, Transfer Center

: kbenting@calpoly.edu

Kaylee is a student assistant at the Transfer Center focused on community building and planning exciting events. She is a third year student who transferred from Cuesta College and she is majoring in Mathematics with a Teaching Concentration. Kaylee is originally from Salinas, CA where she fostered her love for traveling, mentorship, and community involvement. She is currently involved in the Student California Teacher’s Association as well as the Future Math Educators Club.

In her free time, Kaylee enjoys the outdoors such as hiking, camping, and going to the beach. Fun fact: she went skydiving in Hawaii for her 18th birthday! She also enjoys creative activities such as painting and knitting. She aims to foster a welcoming and encouraging environment at the Transfer Center and help all transfer students find their place at Cal Poly.

staff member Amir Zubaedi

Amir Zubaedi

(he/him)

Outreach Student Assistant, Transfer Center

: gzubaedi@calpoly.edu

Amir is a third-year student in the Orfalea College of Business who transferred to Cal Poly from Cuesta College. Originally from Colorado, he loves hiking, camping and snowboarding and enjoys just about every sport there is. He also values quality time with family, being with friends, and gaining new insights and experiences through traveling.

Amir enjoys developing thought out, comprehensive approaches to help others succeed with their objectives. Through the transfer center newsletter, he hopes to help students be aware of the resources that are available to them, to be a helping hand to others, and to aid students in feeling empowered in their college journey.

staff member Aziza Ubaka-Sampson

Aziza Ubaka-Sampson

(she/her)

Student Coach, Transfer Center

: aubakasa@calpoly.edu

Schedule an appointment with Aziza

Aziza is a transfer student coach at the Transfer Center. She is an Environmental Protection & Management major minoring in Sustainable Environments from Sacramento, CA. She previously worked as a peer mentor at American River College before transferring to Cal Poly, where she grew passionate about helping her fellow transfer students prepare for transferring into a four year university.

Outside of school, she has strong interests in learning about the environment, zero-waste, sustainability, and environmental justice. In addition to learning about the environment, she enjoys hiking, nature walks, completing D.I.Y. projects, playing video games, and playing with her dog Pepper. She hopes to continue to provide support to help her peers smoothly transition and fully enhance their Cal Poly experience.

staff member Erik Valdez

Erik Valdez

(he/him)

Student Coach, Transfer Center

: ervaldez@calpoly.edu

Schedule an appointment with Erik

Erik is a transfer student coach at the Transfer Center. He is studying Aerospace Engineering and transferred from Shasta College in beautiful Redding, CA. Erik wishes to pass on the knowledge of campus resources onto future transfer students so they can have a welcoming experience here at Cal Poly. Erik is also part of several on campus organizations such as CORE and EPIC as well as different clubs such as SHPE (Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers). 

As a NorCal native, Erik loves everything involving the outdoors ranging from hiking, camping, and even cliff-jumping! Getting to know people on a personal level is something he strives for, so he is excited to share his experiences and develop genuine connections with everyone who passes by the Transfer Center.

staff member Ryann Swift

Ryann Swift

(she/her)

graphic Design Student Assistant, Transfer Center

: ryswift@calpoly.edu

Ryann is a student assistant and graphic designer at the Transfer Center. She is a Graphic Communications major, Design Reproduction Technology concentration, originally from snow-covered Wyoming. A passion of hers is effectively creating a visual that represents a mission, such as that of the Transfer Center, and impacts an audience. 

Outside of school, she loves to go to concerts, explore new scenery, ski or snowboard, and live in the moment with friends and family. You may find her hammocking at Pismo Beach, talking to GrC professors or ordering her millionth chai at Kreuzberg California. By working at the Transfer Center, she is hoping to showcase the wonderful environment this community has to offer.

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