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Transfer Enrollment Advisor

Erika BlackErika Black

I grew up in Inglewood, CA. I attended UCLA and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Education. Then I received my Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. My priority is to ensure transfer students are successful academically and have seamless transition into SSU, as that sets the foundation for future educational and career goals. The best part of my job is assisting transfer students with navigating the transfer process and providing resources that supports their specific needs.

erika.black@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-3564


Enrollment Advisors

Bianca CalderonBianca Calderon

I was born and raised in Humboldt County. I attended Sonoma State University & graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice, with a minor in Sociology. My experience in working with Out of State students as a Pre-Admissions Counselor has provided me with the opportunity of educating others about the great opportunities SSU has to offer. The best part about my job is witnessing the growth and transition students & families encounter from the time of applying, moving to California, and becoming a Sonoma State Student.

Focused on on out of state freshman and transfer students bianca.calderon@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-3819

Erin ButtErin Butt

I grew up in Corte Madera, CA, and am excited to be back home in the Bay Area working at Sonoma State. I graduated from UCLA in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Education Studies, and hope to eventually pursue a Master's degree in Post-Secondary Education. My priority is to help students with diverse backgrounds, needs, and interests to discover all of the rewarding resources and experiences that Sonoma State University has to offer.
The best part about my job is travelling and meeting prospective students who are excited about the prospect of reaching new heights through the pursuit of higher education.

erin.butt@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-3475

Jose Padilla ReynosoJose Padilla Reynoso

I grew up in the central valley. I attended Sonoma State University and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors’ of Arts in Communications. My experience working with First Time Freshmen Admissions has provided me with the opportunity to be work with students and families from all different backgrounds and walks of life and educate them about what SSU has to offer. The best part of my job is being able to go out into the community and inform future generations about the importance of a college education.

Crecí en el valle central, vine a la Universidad de Sonoma y me recibí con una Licenciatura en Comunicaciones en el 2009. Mi experiencia trabajando con estudiantes de primer año me ha dado la oportunidad de trabajar con todo tipo de personas y ensenar lo que SSU les puede ofrecer. La mejor parte de mi trabajo es poder involucrarme en la comunidad y así poder informar a las nuevas generaciones sobre la importancia de una educación universitaria.

jose.padilla@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-3030

Melanie CooperMelanie Cooper

I was born and raised in Sonoma County. My hometown of Petaluma clearly holds my heart; I couldn’t stay away. In 2011 I graduated with a Bachelor’s of science in Psychology. Then in 2014, I started my Master’s in Education at Sonoma State University. Now I am currently working on my thesis, which focuses on the impact of high school students taking college campus tours. My favorite part of my job is showing students our amazing campus and watching them fall in love with our school and community.

melanie.cooper@sonoma.edu
(707) 664-2938