Student Outreach Counselors

Cal State East Bay's Student Outreach counselors assist interested high school and community college students with admission information, the application process, financial aid options, and more.


To ask questions or meet with a counselor

Use the Chat with Us feature at the bottom of the page to get answers to your immediate questions, or to request an appointment with your counselor. You will be contacted to set an appointment time that works for you.

Note: Counselor service areas listed by county include all high schools and community colleges in that county served by the representative unless otherwise noted.

Outreach Counselors

Carmen Crum portrait

Carmen Crum

Service Area: Service Area Santa Clara County; San Jose Area High Schools and Cabrillo College, De Anza Community College, Evergreen Valley College, Foothill College, Gavilan College, Mission College, Monterey Peninsula College, San Jose City College, West Valley College. 

Carmen was born and raised in Rome, Italy by her Peruvian parents, where she completed her education up to high school, then moved to London, England where she lived for five years and studied Communication and Languages at a Community College. In 1996, she moved to California and carried her studies on Continuing Education at Stanford University while working as a Faculty Assistant.
Carmen is fluent trilingual in Italian,Spanish and English. A Cal State East Bay employee since 2005, she strives to help students achieve their goals with a positive and genuine attitude, going the extra mile to ensure they get the best service. She is an avid runner, an Ultra Marathoner and a Spartan Racer, she loves to share the gift of health and fitness with family, friends and coworkers.


Portrait of Jamee Robbins

Jamee Robbins

Service Area: Contra Costa County (Antioch, Brentwood, Concord, Lamorinda, Martinez, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon Valley and Walnut Creek); Solano and Sonoma Counties; Los Medanos, Diablo Valley, and Solano community colleges; and inquiries about the Cal State East Bay Concord Campus.

Originally from Antioch, CA, Jamee attended college out of state (Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT), and received her B.S. in Business Management, and is currently working on a M.S. in Business Administration. Jamee believes that college is an important opportunity for students. She enjoys making connections with students and helping them identify their career goals with the many programs  at Cal State East Bay. Jamee likes serving as a resource to help students through the application, major selection,  and admission journey. She enjoys partnering with high school and college counselors to help make the transition for students as smooth as possible.


Marc Strong

Service Area: East Bay Community Colleges and High Schools - College of Alameda, Berkeley City College, Merritt College. All high schools in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Albany, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Pinole, Hercules, and the City of Alameda.

Marc studied at San Francisco State University and received his B.A. in international relations. He also has an M.A. in political science from Howard University. Marc enjoys advising students about admission, and helping them identify their career choice by highlighting Cal State East Bay's many major subject offerings. He advises students to find a mentor or internship to build real-world job skills prior to graduation, a job search, or pursuing a graduate education. Marc enjoys Lake Merritt in Oakland, art house movie theaters, and dining out in San Francisco, his college stomping grounds.

Sandra Perez

Service Area: Bakersfield College and Central Valley,  American High School, California Crosspoint High School, Castro Valley High School, Fremont Christian High School, Hayward High School, Impact Academy High School, Irvington High School, James Logan High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Leadership Public High School-Hayward, Mission San Jose High School, Moreau Catholic High School, Mt Eden High School, Newark Memorial High School Ohlone College, Tennyson High School, Washington High School

 Originally from Shafter, CA, Sandra is a first-generation college student that loves working with students and is passionate about helping them pursue higher education. She goes above and beyond for her students in helping them with their admissions, identifying career goals, and major selection, and helping make their transition from high school to college as smooth as possible. Sandra received her Bachelor's degree from Sac State and her master's in Educational Counseling from CSUB. Sandra is student-centered and focused on developing quality student-counselor relationships to best assist student needs. She is bilingual in Spanish & English and is always willing to help. Sandra enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, and tennis to name a few. She loves spending time with family and is very adventurous. If you need any assistance she is a call/email away! 


Southern California

And other regions not identified above 

To reach an Outreach counselor, contact our Welcome Center at 510-885-2556 to make an appointment, or email us at: . For presentations, college fairs, and school visits please contact

California State University East Bay’s student outreach and admission selection policies and procedures are committed to and adhere to the Standard of the Principles of Good Practice of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Cal State East Bay is a proud member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC).