Meet the Team

Vanessa Miranda
Director of Transfer Admission and Enrollment Services
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As Loyola Marymount University’s Director for Transfer Admission and Enrollment Services, Vanessa Miranda is responsible for collaborating with community college partners and across the institution to create partnerships, programs, and initiatives that best support prospective and current transfer students. She is a strong advocate for transfer students in all stages of their academic journey and ensures their success from the application process through enrollment. In addition to serving transfer students, she assists continuing students who are navigating enrollment barriers during their time at the University by providing support and working with University partners on their behalf. Vanessa and the Transfer Admission and Enrollment Services team are committed to creating and refining clear pathways for transfer student success at LMU, as well as serving students holistically and providing the utmost customer service throughout the enrollment process.   

Vanessa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Augustana College and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and trying out new recipes.

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Ruben Nuñez
Assistant Director
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Ruben Nuñez serves as the Assistant Director for Transfer Admission and Enrollment Services. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and Master of Arts in Educational Leadership in 2016 both from San Diego State University. As a first-generation graduate, he is passionate about being an advocate for education and supporting students through the admission and enrollment process. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, taking walks with his dog Cooper, and trying out new vegan recipes/restaurants.


Chelsea Passamano
Senior Administrative Coordinator
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Chelsea Passamano serves as the Senior Administrative Coordinator for Transfer Admission and Enrollment Services. She received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and 200 hour Teacher Training Certificate within the Yoga and Healing Sciences Program at Loyola Marymount University. In her free time she enjoys teaching yoga at a farmer’s market, spending time in nature and traveling.