Transfer Advisory Committee ... We're here for you!

Transfer allies are part of the true fabric of the SF State community. You will encounter former transfer students who understand your journey among our staff, faculty, and administrator. Many members of the Transfer Advisory Committee are former transfer students who work in diverse areas across campus.  Feel welcome to reach out to a TAC member for support or to develop a sense of connection here at SF State.

Academic Affairs

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Kim Correa

Position Title: Undergraduate Program Advisor

Area/Unit/Office: Graduate College of Education

Email: kcorrea@sfsu.edu

Why do Transfers matter?  Transfer students work so hard to navigate the Community College environment in hopes of obtaining a degree from their dream university. Transfer students bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and drive to our campus communities that consistently empower other students to work just as hard! Ensuring transfer students have all the tools and resources necessary to succeed and navigate life at SF State is at the heart of the Education department.

What should our campus community know or understand about Transfers?  We are so lucky to have transfer students lead the way here on campus.

Fun Fact:  I was named after the original Pink Power Ranger character from the Mighty Morphin series.

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Denise Kleinrichert

Position Title: Professor

Area/Unit/Office: Lam Family College of Business

Email: dk@sfsu.edu

Why do Transfers matter?  Many of our General Business majors are transfer students.

What should our campus community know or understand about Transfers? Transfer students bring a wealth of experience — academically and socially — to our campus, including leadership!

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Eurania Lopez

Position Title: Director, The Education Advising Community Hub (TEACH)

Area/Unit/Office: Graduate College of Education

Email: eurania@sfsu.edu

Why do Transfers matter?  Students transferring to SF State often already know that they want to be educators.

What should our campus community know or understand about Transfers?   Transfer students still need support, and our campus should embrace them, support the knowledge that they bring, and provide them with resources in an equitable manner.

Fun fact: I'm bilingual Spanish/English and I like dancing.

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Catriona Rueda Esquibel

Position Title: Associate Dean

Area/Unit/Office: College of Ethnic Studies

Email: ktrion@sfsu.edu

Why do Transfers matter?  As a transfer student, I went to five universities before receiving my B.A.. I was a first-generation college student, and had to figure a lot of things out on my own. I was pushed into areas that seemed profitable (engineering) even though my strengths were in other areas. I want to help today's students find their way to what interests them, and help them achieve their goals!

What should our campus community know or understand about Transfers?   Transfer students are already successful! They've negotiated the community college and met all their lower division general education requirements. They come to us as juniors: students who are striving to graduate as quickly as possible while at the same time trying to squeeze in all the unique strengths that our campus has to offer.

Fun fact: I read science fiction and fantasy, and I crochet dolls.

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Hanh Tran

Position Title: Academic Advisor

Area/Unit/Office: Lam Family College of Business

Email: htran6@sfsu.edu

Why do Transfers matter?  I work with a lot of transfer students and witnessed a lot of their struggles during their transition to our university. As a result, I want to make positive changes for them and ensure that they have the resources to achieve student success.

What should our campus community know or understand about Transfers?   There is no such thing as one type of transfer student. They come from diverse backgrounds and experiences in their academic careers. As a result, we must look at their individual needs and not follow the practice of "one size fits all" with our service.

Fun fact: I am a big basketball fan but never root for the Warriors.

Enrollment Management

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Tony Flores

Position Title: Transfer Student Outreach Specialist

Area/Unit/Office: Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment

Email: tonyf@sfsu.edu

Why do Transfers matter?  I myself was a transfer student.Transfer Students make up about half of the student population at SF State. I'm sure this number will go up in the upcoming semesters, which is great because taking the community college route after high school will prepare students for the four-year institutions.

What should our campus community know or understand about Transfers?  We need more resources geared towards transfer students.

Fun fact: I coached soccer for almost six years in the Bay Area.

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Noe Mora

Position Title: Summer Bridge and Mentor Program Coordinator

Area/Unit/Office: Educational Opportunity & Pathway Programs

Email: noemora@sfsu.edu

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Why do Transfers matter?  Transfer students are sometimes pursuing a degree, against all odds. Many are parents, hold full-time jobs, or are caring for their parents. Their resilience in seeking better life opportunities and ways in which to contribute to society through education inspires me to do the work that I do.

What should our campus community know or understand about Transfers? Transfer students are the heart of SF State. They are people who have decided to pursue an education on top of their normal lives. They are what higher education is all about, creating opportunities for self-empowerment and professional development to members of the community. They are proof that not everything is linear and time bound, that there is more than one way and more than one type of person who can obtain a college degree.

Fun fact: I can play the piano accordion and I'm originally from South Central Los Angeles.

Student Affairs

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Joseph Adams

Position Title: Leadership Development & Outreach Specialist

Area/Unit/Office: Career Services & Leadership Development

Email: jadams1@sfsu.edu

Why do Transfers matter?  As a transfer student from Skyline College in San Bruno, California, I understand the journey of navigating through the community college system in order to achieve a degree at a four-year university. Therefore, I believe transfer students matter because they bring with them a wealth of skills and experiences that make SF State a better university through their presence.

What should our campus community know or understand about Transfers?  Transfer students have unique backgrounds compared to incoming freshmen. They deserve resources that meet their needs and help them reach their career agenda.

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Izy Alinin

Position Title: Lead Outreach Officer

Area/Unit/Office: Office of International Programs

Email: ialilin@sfsu.edu

Why do Transfers matter?  As a transfer student from the California Community College system, I see the advantages. The transfer pathway is especially helpful for people that are not sure what educational area or major they have an interest in; it's also an affordable avenue to explore but stay on track towards a four-year degree.

What should our campus community know or understand about Transfers?  International transfer students provide many benefits for the university because they pay non-resident tuition and fees. But more important, our international students bring a diversity of culture, experiences and a world perspective that benefits the whole campus. "University-wide comprehensive internationalization will better prepare students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective."

Fun Fact:  I recently hiked the famous Patagonia W trail in Chile. It was an amazing experience.

Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning

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Ceci Herrmann

Position Title: University Articulation Officer

Area/Unit/Office: Articulation/Academic Planning

Email: herrmann@sfsu.edu

Why do Transfers matter?  California's higher ed system was designed to enable state residents to earn a degree by choosing the transfer pathway. Navigating that pathway is a tremendous achievement.

What should our campus community know or understand about Transfers?  The number of transfer students who have only attended one institution before SF State is surprisingly small, and most transfers spend several years preparing to transfer, not just two. Transfer students are definitely unsung heroes!

Fun fact: Before joining the SF State community, I spent many years cooking and baking for establishments in Virginia, New Mexico and (of course) the San Francisco Bay area.

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Jasmine Kamariotis

Position Title: Project Manager

Area/Unit/Office: ¡ESO! Adelante (partnership with Cañada College)

Email: dwalker5@sfsu.edu

Why do Transfers matter?  Transfers are an integral part of the university system, especially in California. Because there are public school systems that are underserved in preparing students for university, community colleges step in as an affordable and essential steppingstone in bringing marginalized people to university. Transfer success is university success.

What should our campus community know or understand about Transfers?  The biggest misconception about transfer students is that we just want to "get in and get out". While academic success is a crucial part of the transfer experience, it's not the only important aspect of a transfer student's academic journey. We love to participate in our campus community! So, invite us to your events! Create events for us! We want to make an impact while we're here. 

Fun Fact: Before I transferred to SF State, I changed my major over 5 times (and still changed it a final time when I arrived to SF State). You don't have to have it all figured out before you transfer!