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.
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.
Jamee RobbinsService 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.
Service Area: Alameda County (All high schools in Hayward, Fremont, Newark and Union City; Chabot, Laney, Los Positas and Ohlone Colleges)
Contact Marc Strong to schedule a pre-admission advising appointment.
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.
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).