Contact Us

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:

  • 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

Academic Year Hours
Mon - Thurs 9am - 5pm 
Fri 9am - 1pm

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

Summer Zoom Hours 
Hours change annually, check back in spring for upcoming summer hours. 

Center Space - Bldg 52 RmE30 

Emailtransfer@calpoly.edu 

Phone - 805-756-7778

Instagram - @cpslotransfers

Join the TC Discord

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Meet Our Staff

Coordinator | Graduate Assistant | Student Assistants | Previous Staff Teams

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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 earned her B.A in Environmental-Sociology from 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 NC, FL, WA, and CA) as an instructor on backpacking, sea kayaking, canoeing and rock climbing courses since 2013.

She strives to support students in thriving in and outside the classroom and is very excited to be a part of the Centers team. Heather believes that transfers are beyond capable to succeed in all they do and works to uplift them and advocate for their success. Heather is passionate about education, 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,  connecting with friends and family, and playing with her cat Tux (often featured in our centers instagram).

student assistant Allie Matz

Allie Matz

(she/her)

Graduate Assistant, Transfer Center

: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. 

Brianna Lelieur

Brianna Lelieur

(she/her)

Graduate Assistant, Transfer Center

blelieur@calpoly.edu

Brianna is a graduate student here at Cal Poly, studying City & Regional Planning. Brianna is a former transfer student herself, having gone from Cabrillo College, then to Western Oregon University where she completed a bachelor's degree in English Studies, with a specialization in professional & technical writing. Moreover, Brianna has experienced all the ins and outs of the transfer experience, so if you ever may have any questions; please feel free to shoot her an email.  Aside from academic endeavors, Brianna loves to write, paint, dance, go to the beach, hike and do yoga. She is also an avid reader, so if you are ever in the center with a good book; please feel free to share the title and any recommendations you might have.

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Fred Pastrana

(he/him)

Graphic Design Student Assistant, Transfer Center

: fpastran@calpoly.edu

Fred is a graphic design student assistant at the transfer center who is focused on giving the center cool designs ranging from social media posts to event flyers. He is in his final year at Cal Poly and transferred from Mission College in Santa Clara near his hometown in San Jose. Fred is majoring in Art & Design concentrating in Graphic Design.

Outside of design, in his free time, Fred likes to play basketball, go to the gym, play video games, and take naps. He is excited to use his design skills to create the best designs that he can for the transfer center and assist in any way in order to help other transfer students take notice of the many exciting events and resources the center has for them!

Hailey Fletcher

Hailey Fletcher

(she/her)

Student assistant, Transfer Center

: hrfletch@calpoly.edu

Hailey is a student assistant at the transfer center who is focused on helping all students feel welcomed within the center, campus and the community. She is entering her fourth year at Cal Poly. She transferred from Santa Barbara City College, where she was born and raised. She is majoring in sociology with a concentration in organizations.

Hailey will be a mentor with the College of Liberal Arts Underrepresented Students Network next school year. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, taking ballet and cycling classes, and hanging out with her pet tortoise! Hailey is excited to get to know everyone and be even more involved in the community here at Cal Poly.

Austyn Weeks

Austyn Weeks

(she/her)

Student Assistant, Transfer Center

:asweeks@calpoly.edu

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. 

Warren Foote

Warren Foote

(he/him)

Student Assistant, Transfer Center
& Transfer Academic Coach

: wvfoote@calpoly.edu

Warren is a student assistant for the Transfer Center and a  transfer academic coach. 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!

Einstein Mwase

Einstein Mwase

(he/him)

Student Assistant, Transfer Center

:emwaseki@calpoly.edu

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.

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 transfer-inclusivity throughout campus. She is a first-generation student in her third year at Cal Poly and transferred from Cuesta College; she is majoring in Liberal Students with a concentration in Mathematics. Kaylee is originally from Salinas, CA where she fostered her love for mentorship and community involvement. She is currently involved in the Association of Transfer Students, Dean of Students' Advisory Council, CORE, BEACoN Research, and Frost Research. 

Kaylee aims to foster a welcoming, supportive, and encouraging environment at the Transfer Center and to help all transfer students find their place at Cal Poly!

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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.

Previous Transfer Center Staff Teams

2021 - 2022 Transfer Center Staff Team

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Row 1 - Erik Valdez (Academic Coach), Jorge Coronel (Academic Coach), Francisco Leon Gomez (Student Assistant), Amir Zubaedi (Student Assistant)
Row 2 - 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) & spring 2023 hires - Gen Galdamez (Student Assistant), Warren Foote (Academic Coach)

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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