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Michael Puente

Graduate Admissions Officer

  • Reviews and processes graduate applications
  • Evaluates domestic and international academic documents required for admission
  • Advises departments on admission policies and procedures
  • Manages the graduate application system
  • Assists with coordination of GEPA events
Michael was born and raised in San Diego where he has lived most of his life save two years he spent living in Northern California while attending Humboldt State University. At HSU he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. During his time as a student, Michael had the opportunity to learn about the ecology of the breathtaking coastal redwoods. His experiences working for a customs broker, Automated International Brokers, and GEPA have made him a versatile professional.
Michael enjoys the local waves near campus and is a big lover of fruit, supports local farmers, and likes to read fantasy books.