Contact Us

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

The Center is here to:

  • Support and connect students to resources (check out our transfer academic coaches).
  • 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. 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:

  • All prospective students, students working on their application, or students who have been admitted but have not accepted must direct their questions or concerns to Admissions. Our center does not have access not do we work with the admissions process.
  • All academic advising is done through the college. Contact your College's Academic Advising Centers.
  • We do not have access to your financial aid package, please contact Financial Aid for any questions you have.
  • Orientation questions (Open House, SLO Days, and WOW)? Contact New Student and Transition Programs - they oversee and manage all of these programs. 

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

Transfer Center Contact Information

Spring Quarter Hours
Mon - Thurs 9am - 5pm 
Fri 9am - 1pm

Fall, winter & spring breaks we are available by email. 

Summer Zoom Hours 
June 13 - Sept 15
Mon & Wed Noon - 1pm
Tues & Thurs 5:30 - 7pm

Center Space - Bldg 52 RmE30 

Emailtransfer@calpoly.edu 

Phone - 805-756-7778

Instagram - @cpslotransfers

Join the TC Discord

Current students can sign up for a 1:1 with our staff or an academic coach

 

Meet Our Staff

Coordinator | Graduate Assistants | Student Assistants | Academic Coaches

Cal Poly transfers are determined, resilent, motivated, innovative, inspiring.         student at desk being helped by student assistant behind the desk

staff member Heather Domonoske

Heather Domonoske

(she/her)

Coordinator, Transfer Center

: hdomonos@calpoly.edu

Current students can 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 Liana Riveria

Liana Rivera-Cardera

(she/her)

Graduate Assistant, Transfer CENTER

: lriverac@calpoly.edu

Current students can schedule an appointment with Liana

Liana is the Graduate intern in the Transfer Center. She is originally from the Bay Area and studied Human Development with a concentration in Early Childhood Development. She is currently earning her M.S. in Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs at Cal Poly. Along with working at the Transfer Center, Liana is a Career Advisor with Career Services and an Academic Probation coach with the Mustang Success Center at Cal Poly. She is also a Graduate Assistant for CSU Alliance for Diversity and Strengths of STEM Faculty Alliance for Graduate Education & the Professoriate – National Science Foundation assisting with research. 

Outside of academics, Liana is passionate about advocacy, education, first-generation students, transfer students and creating a sense of belonging. Liana wants to impact students' lives and assist them with being successful in their educational journey. Liana was a former foster youth, transfer student who enjoys being a mentor and learning about other's experiences. Liana's favorite things are: going to reggae concerts, San Francisco Giants games, spending time with her wife and family. She enjoys shopping, preferably purses, and going to Disneyland.

student assistant Allie Matz

Allie Matz

(she/her)

Graduate Assistant, Transfer TRANSITIONS

:amatz@calpoly.edu

Allie is a Graduate Intern for the Transfer Transitions Program - a partnership between the Transfer Center and the Office of Writing & Learning. She is originally from San Diego, CA and attended Palomar Community College where she received an A.A. in Philosophy before transferring to Cal Poly to pursue a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Psychology. She is currently enrolled in Cal Poly’s Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs graduate program. Allie has held positions as a First-Year Experience Peer Mentor at Palomar College, Resident Advising through Cal Poly’s University Housing, and working for Cal Poly’s Career Services as a Programming Assistant, which have allowed her to pursue her passion of working with and for students. 

As a previous transfer student, Allie strongly values inclusivity, advocacy, equity, and encouragement. She is dedicated to ensuring that students are listened to, valued, and provided with the tools needed to help them thrive at Cal Poly and post-grad. Allie hopes to create a greater sense of community, promote academic prosperity, and enhance the overall experience of transfer students. She believes transfer students are brilliant, valuable members of the Cal Poly community and she is thrilled to be a part of the Transfer Center Team. In addition to Allie’s passion for working with students, she also enjoys painting, trying new foods, having riveting philosophical conversations, and adventuring whenever and wherever she can. 

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.

staff member Amir Zubaedi

Amir Zubaedi

(he/him)

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 his role as a student assistant, 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 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 Liberal Students with a concentration in Mathematics. 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 Hayley Kim

Hayley Kim

(she/her)

Student Assistant, Transfer Center

: hkim167@calpoly.edu

Hayley is a student assistant at the Transfer Center, focusing on graphic design and social events. She is originally from Los Angeles County, and she transferred from Pasadena City College in 2020 in the major of Architecture. She is interested in creating a more welcoming and engaging community for transfer students and promoting the Transfer Center to allow students to get more support and help.

She likes to travel, take pictures and videos, play guitar, draw, and spend time with family friends in her spare time. She is currently involved in hiking (Plants Peaks Pals), Cal Poly Photography, and Archery clubs. Hayley's goal as a student assistant is to increase the accessibility of academic opportunities and further promote student success.

student assistant 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. 

Cal Poly heart transfers

Gennevie Galdamez

(she/her)

Student Assistant, Transfer Center

: gjgaldam@calpoly.edu

Gennevie, known by others as Gen, is a student assistant at the transfer center who is focused on serving and helping other transfer students achieve a sense of community and involvement within the center. Gen is a third year animal science major who transferred from Moorpark College in Ventura,CA.

Gen is originally from Los Angeles County and is a first-generation Salvadoran college student focused on inclusion and diversity for all. Outside of school, she enjoys being active whether inside of a gym or out in nature. She is an avid pottery painter and was even involved with a family-owned pottery shop. But her desired free time activity usually involves anything with close family and friends.

Warren Foote

Warren Foote

(he/him)

academic Coach, Transfer Center

: wvfoote@calpoly.edu

Sign up for an academic coaching apt! 

Warren is a transfer academic coach at the Transfer Center. He is studying Agriculture Communications and minoring in Agribusiness. He transferred from Cuesta College-based right here in San Luis Obispo! Warren hopes to use his personal experiences and knowledge involving the transition from semester to the quarter system to help students succeed! He also hopes to help navigate students through Cal Poly resources! Warren is highly involved on campus and off-campus including being the President of the Spikeball Sports Club and being an ambassador for Spikeball, Yerba Mate, and Protein H20. 

As a Central Valley native, Warren loves being outside, playing sports, and making new friends! Striking a conversation with anyone about anything and making connections is something he loves doing. He is ecstatic to be here and is ready to develop real connections with each student that walks in the door. He hopes to leave everyone with information and a smile on their face anytime someone walks in and out of the Transfer Center!

staff member Erik Valdez

Erik Valdez

(he/him)

academic Coach, Transfer Center

: ervaldez@calpoly.edu

Sign up for an academic coaching apt! 

Erik is a transfer academic 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 Aubrey

Aubrey Scheibel

(she/her)

academic Coach, Transfer Center

: scheibel@calpoly.edu

Sign up for an academic coaching apt! 

Aubrey is a transfer academic coach at the Transfer Center.  She is studying Biomedical Engineering and transferred from Ohlone College in Fremont, CA. She hopes that she will be able to help new transfer students navigate the wide range of resources Cal Poly has to offer. Aubrey is involved in engineering-based clubs such as Medical Design Club (MDC) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE) but also enjoys partaking in club sports such as CPDC and the CP Triathlon team. 

As this will be her first year completely in-person at Cal Poly, she looks forward to scoping out on-campus study spots and meeting lots of new people. Aubrey’s overall goal is to both assist as well as learn alongside fellow transfer students. 

staff member Jorge

Jorge Coronel

(he/him)

academic Coach, Transfer Center

: jcoron20@calpoly.edu

Sign up for an academic coaching apt! 

Jorge is a transfer academic coach and is a fifth-year, Agricultural Business student with a minor in Economics. He was born and raised in Santa Maria, CA and transferred in from Allan Hancock College. Being born to a farmworker family, he grew up helping his parents in the strawberry fields as a strawberry harvester. His first-hand experience working as a strawberry harvester demonstrated to him the incredibly demanding workload and challenges that farmworkers face daily which ultimately influenced him to pursue higher education. Having come from a family of Mexican-Indigenous farm laborers, Jorge is passionate about pursuing graduate education in Agricultural Economics and dedicating his research towards farmworker welfare and ultimately becoming a professor of Agricultural Economics.

Aside from education, Jorge is passionate about music and enjoys drumming, learning about music production, and discovering new music. As a transfer academic coach, Jorge is dedicated to assisting students through the transfer process into Cal Poly and providing students a strong support system that will allow them to excel at Cal Poly.

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