Meet Astrid!

AstridD@collegewise.com

Meet Astrid!

AstridD@collegewise.com

counselor profile
counselor profile

Astrid Dorantes, College Counselor

Astrid Dorantes started off her career in admissions at Soka University. She worked her way up to Assistant Director of Admission, where she was engaged in everything from managing budgets and college fairs to coordinating travel to 200 high schools a year. 

 

Eventually, Astrid transitioned to the Assistant Director of International Student Services. In addition to recruiting and managing the admission process for international student applications, she counseled students through the F-1 process and trained and supported a team of student employees. 

 

Astrid earned her bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis on Social and Behavioral Science from Soka University. Fun fact: Soka requires that all of their students to study abroad, and Astrid spent her semester abroad in Hokkaido, Japan. She is also a candidate for the Master of Science in Student Affairs and Higher Education at Colorado State University. 

 

Astrid loves crafting, stargazing (especially at the peak of the Perseid meteor shower), and collects postcards from all the places she (and her students) have visited. Feel free to greet her in any language that feels right—she speaks Spanish and Japanese, and can greet folks in 10 different languages.

Education & Experience

B.A., Liberal Arts, Soka University

Assistant Director of Admission, Soka University, Aliso Viejo, CA

Assistant Director of International Student Services, Soka University, Aliso Viejo, CA

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling 

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