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The Transfer Center is a center for current Cal Poly transfers.

The Center is here to:

  • Support and connect students to resources.
  • Create transfer community through events, our Instagram, and our center in Bldg 52 room E30.
  • Advocate and amplify transfer student voices through our Transfer Student Advisory Council, be sure to connect with us if you are interested in sharing your story.
    • If you experience a bias incident, please fill out this form and/or connect with our staff and we will support you with resources, how to file a report, and more. For any bias incident you experience on campus you can also reach out directly to the Dean of Students for support. Additionally, Ombuds is a free confidential support resource for all students. We are here for you and want to support you.

Read more about the Transfer Center's Mission, Vision, and Goals


Some questions 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

Center Space - Bldg 52 RmE30 

Academic Year Hours
Mon - Thurs 9am - 6pm 
Fri 9am - 1pm

Fall, winter & spring breaks we are available by email. 
Summer we offer zoom drop-in. 

Phone - 805-756-7778

Instagram - @calpolytransfers

Join the TC Discord

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Looking to support the center? You can buy something off of our Transfer Center Amazon Wishlist and it will go directly to students who utilize our center!

Meet Our Staff

Assistant Director | Student Assistants | Previous Staff Teams

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Assistant Director, Transfer Center

If you have questions about the Transfer Center please reach out to Dr. Beth Merritt Miller,


Einstein Mwase

Einstein Mwase


Lead Student Assistant, Transfer Center

If you are reading this, you are probably a transfer student looking for some kind of help; lucky for you, Einstein is a transfer student—just like you—and he wants to avail you with opportunities to foster your discovery and resolution in your time at Cal Poly.  He is a Student Assistant at the Transfer Center.  Upon his return from studying in Uganda, he attended community college at Laney College in Oakland—from where he transferred.

Einstein is an Aerospace Engineering major, who has been affiliated with NASA on three occasions through the NCAS Program and has served as a peer tutor in calculus.  He intends to use these experiences to articulate assistance better to those that need it.  Einstein does not want you to crawl through your time at Cal Poly, neither does he want you to walk or run through it.  Rather, he wants you to fly through Cal Poly—like you were always meant to.

Austyn Weeks

Austyn Weeks


Lead Student Assistant, Transfer Center

Austyn is a student assistant at the transfer center and is passionate about supporting transfers during this new chapter in their academic careers and lives. She is original from Ventura County and transferred from Moorpark Community college. She is majoring in History and minoring in art history and Italian. 

In her free time, she likes to bake, hike, and go on adventures around the central coast with her friends. Austyn is excited to become more involved in bettering the transfer experience and helping transfers find a home here at Cal Poly. 

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Umika Kuroda

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Graphic Design Student Assistant, Transfer Center

Umika is a graphic design student assistant at the Transfer Center working to create designs to help inform and foster community among transfer students. They hope to help transfer students be aware of the exciting events, opportunities, and resources that are available to them.

Umika transferred from Sacramento City College with an A.A. in Psychology and is now majoring in Graphic Communication with a concentration in UI/UX. On campus, they are involved with the Cal Poly Symphony and the Shakespeare Press Museum. In their free time, they like to practice their instruments, read, and create new things.

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Jesus Ocampo


Student Assistant, Transfer Center

Jesus is a student assistant at the Transfer Center focused on community building and maximizing on-campus resources. He is a first-generation student from Los Angeles, CA in his first year at Cal Poly and transferred from Glendale Community College in Glendale, CA. He is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems.

Aside from working at the Transfer Center, he is involved in Orfalea College of Business as a Transfer-Mation Peer Leader helping new transfer students transition to Cal Poly and the Webmaster for Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). In his free time he likes exploring the outdoors, going to the gym, and going on random adventures with friends. He is excited to foster and grow a strong community for transfer students!

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Katy Kasparian


Student Assistant, Transfer Center

Katy is a assistant at the Transfer Center. Her goal at the center is to create a welcoming environment where other transfers feel welcome. Katy grew up in Sacramento and is a second-year transfer student from Folsom Lake College majoring in environmental management and protection. 

Outside of the transfer center Katy enjoys spending time outside in the sun, hanging out with her friends, working out, watching movies, and spending time with her friends. Katy hopes to make the transfer experience easier for other students and to help them find a space where they feel they belong.

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Daniel Moskowitz


Student Assistant, Transfer Center

Daniel is a student assistant at the Transfer Center. Daniel’s focus as a student assistant is to help facilitate positive interactions and assist in promoting an overall healthy space at the Transfer Center. Born and raised in Sonoma County, Daniel transferred from the Santa Rosa Junior College and currently studies Sociology with an individualized course of study (ICS) concentration.  

As a second-year transfer student, Daniel advocates for equal opportunities for transfer students and wants them to acclimate to Cal Poly’s campus as smoothly as possible. In his free time, he likes to go on hikes, binge watch TV shows, play basketball, try out new food spots, and spend time with friends!

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Julissa Hernandez


Student Assistant, Transfer Center

Julissa is a third-year student assistant at the Transfer Center majoring in Computer Science. Julissa was born and raised in Los Angeles where she studied at Santa Monica College before transferring to Cal Poly in fall 2023. 

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Katherine Merino-Simon


Student Assistant, Transfer Center

Katherine is a third-year student assistant at the Transfer Center majoring in Sociology and hoping to minor in Child Development. Katherine is from Santa Barbara, CA and transfered to Cal Ooly in fall 2023. 

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Angel Gaytan


Content creator, Transfer Center

Angel Gaytan is a fourth-year Journalism Major with a focus on Public Relations and a Minor in Graphic Communication. Originally from San Jose, CA, Angel's academic journey led him to transfer from West Valley College to pursue his dreams and aspirations.

Angel is a Video Associate for CP Athletics/ESPN+, bringing sports events to life through captivating content. He also actively champions diversity and inclusion as a DEI Ambassador for Admissions & Recruitment, working towards a more welcoming and equitable campus environment. Angel is a Designer for Mustang News and he leads the University Honors Program's marketing initiatives. Beyond his professional endeavors, Angel's heart lies in activism, advocating for meaningful change on social issues he deeply cares about.

Previous Transfer Center Staff Teams

2022 - 2023 Transfer Center Staff Team

2022 transfer center staff
Back Row: Allie Matz (Graduate Assistant)
                Austyn Weeks (Student Assistant)
                Hailey Fletcher (Student Assistant)
                Brianna Lelieur (Graduate Assistant - fall & winter quarters)
                Gen Galdamez (Student Assistant - fall quarter)
                Einstein Mwase (Student Assistant)
                Heather Domonoske (Assistant Director)

Front Row: Fred Pastrana (Graphic Design Student Assistant)
                 Kaylee Benting (Student Assistant)
                 Warren Foote (Student Assistant)                     

2021 - 2022 Transfer Center Staff Team

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Back row: Erik Valdez (Academic Coach)
            Jorge Coronel (Academic Coach)
            Francisco Leon Gomez (Student Assistant)
            Amir Zubaedi (Student Assistant)

Front row: Kaylee Benting (Student Assistant)
           Liana Rivera-Cardera (Graduate Assistant)
           Aubrey Scheibel (Academic Coach)
           Allie Matz (Graduate Assistant)
           Ryann Swift (Graphic Design Student Assistant)

Not pictured: Heather Domonoske (Coordinator)
                     Hailey Kim (Student Assistant)
                     Gen Galdamez (Student Assistant spring hire)
                     Warren Foote (Academic Coach spring hire)

2020 - 2021 Transfer Center Staff Team

Cal Poly transfers are...
Row 1: Heather Domonoske (Coordinator)
           Montana Epps (Graduate Assistant)
           Ryann Swift (Graphic Design Student Assistant)

Row 2: Francisco Leon Gomez (Student Assistant)
           Erik Valdez (Academic Coach)
           Aziza Ubaka-Sampson (Academic Coach)

Row 3: Amir Zubaedi (Student Assistant)
           Kaylee Benting (Student Assistant)

2020 Transfer Center Staff

We <3 Cal Poly Transfers 
Row 1: Montana Epps (Graduate Assistant)
           Ryann Swift (Graphic Design Student Assistant)

Row 2: Francisco Leon-Gomez (Student Assistant)
           Heather Domonoske (Coordinator)

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