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Charlene P. Lobo Soriano

Associate Dean, Student Academic Services for Branch Campuses
Academic Success Coach, Director of Academic Development and Technological Innovation in Advising

Areas of Interest

  • First Generation College Students
  • Underrepresented Student Populations
  • Muscat Scholars Program
  • Peer Advising
  • Faculty/Staff Training
  • New Technologies
  • Social Media

Year Started at USF: 2000
Hometown: San Francisco, CA


  • Ed.D., International and Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco
  • MS, Counseling, emphasis on College Counseling, San Francisco State University
  • BA, French, University of California, Davis

Professional Memberships:

  • National Academic Advising Association
  • American Counseling Association

Fun Facts:

  1. I enjoy taking care of my family.
  2. I speak French and a little Spanish.
  3. I am one of those rare San Francisco natives - born and raised! I love all San Francisco teams. GO NINERS AND GO GIANTS!
  4. I love gadgets and anything related to technology! Totally an Apple person and an early adopter, yet I don't have an iPhone.
  5. I am always reading something on my e-reader or an actual book!
  6. Crafting..literally or figuratively.
  7. One of my favorite things is discovering new restaurants in San Francisco. I'm always on the search for good ramen.
  8. I love music and pretty diverse tastes. Have any suggestions for me?
  9. I heard that in order to become a good photographer, you need to take at least 10,000 pictures. I've taken 13,000 and I'm not convinced I'm that good. Yet.
  10. I strongly believe in mentoring and am very proud to serve as the program chair for the Foreword Summer Bridge Program/Muscat Scholars Program, a pre-college program for incoming first year students at USF.

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Contact me:

Email: Charlene P. Lobo Soriano
Phone: (415) 422-6841
Schedule an Appointment: Check availability