Meet the Team

We look forward to meeting you!

The members of the Admissions Team have a long history with Marin Academy and can guide you through the process of deciding if MA is the right school for you. You can read more about each of us by clicking on our profiles below.

Admissions Team

Diane Boodrookas '10

Diane Boodrookas '10

Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown

Assistant Director of Admissions for Outreach
Joann Gatine

Joann Gatine

Assistant Director of Admissions for Operations
Pilar Góngora

Pilar Góngora

Spanish Teacher and Family Liaison
Leslie Rojas

Leslie Rojas

Registrar and Tuition Assistance Coordinator

 

Connect with the MA Community!

You can connect with current MA parents, students, and Faculty/Staff to learn about their experience at MA. Ask questions, make connections, and learn what makes MA unique. To get started, click on the Message link below to contact one of our community members.

Parents/Guardians

Tina Mitaine 

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Region: Marin (San Rafael) 

Daughter: Mia - 11th grade

Interests/Involvement: Co-Chair for Equity Outreach & Inclusion / Dance Department

 Amy Felsenthal

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Region: San Francisco

Children: Nate and Gracie - 10th graders

Interests/Involvement: Marin Academy Parents Association (MAPA)

Pam Samaniego 

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Region: Marin (San Rafael)

Children: Miles - 12th grade, Cate '19

Interests/Involvement: Marin Academy Parents Association (MAPA)

Supi Menon 

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Region: Marin

Daughter: Devika ‘23

Interests/Involvement: Marin Academy Parents Association (MAPA)

Carol Lee 

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Message Carol

Region: Marin

Children: Sammy ‘24, Birdie ‘21, Nick ‘20

Foreign Language: Chinese

Interests/Involvement: Marin Academy Parent Association (MAPA) / Tennis / Swim / Cross Country / Crossroads / Mock Trial / Model UN / Outings

 

 

Patrice Lovato 

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Region: San Francisco

Children: Ines '22, Rainer and Sophian '24

Interests/Involvement: Marin Academy Parent Association (MAPA) / Swimming / Waterpolo / Soccer

 

Jay O'Neil  

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Region: Marin

Children: Amo ‘22, Michael ‘25

Interests / Involvement: Admissions Department Volunteer / Annual Fund Fundraiser 

Woody Woodward 

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Region: San Francisco

Child: Oliver ‘22

Interests/Involvement: Marin Academy Parents Association (MAPA)

Students

Andres Martinez 

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Message Andres

Region: East Bay

Grade: 11th

Interests: Queer Affinity / Theater / Cross-Country / Track & Field

Lily Leone 

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Region: Marin

Grade: 12th

Interests: Theater / Echoes / Music / Humanities / Creative Writing

Sam Lee 

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Region: Marin 

Grade: 10th

Interests: Asian Student Organization / Visual Arts / Cross Country

Andrew Kay 

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Region: San Francisco

Grade: 12th

Interests: Marin Academy Youth Grants Board (MAYGB) / Outdoor Leadership Emphasis (OLE) / Animal Welfare Club / Transdisciplinary Leadership Program (TLP) / Lacrosse 

Sara Brown 

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Region: Marin

Grade: 11th

Interests: Mental Health Awareness Club / Human Development TA

Amanda Johnson 

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Region: Marin

Grade: 12th

Interests: Volleyball / Yearbook Club / Best Buddies Club

Faculty and Staff

Rob Rafeh 

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Region: East Bay

Involvement: Athletic Director

Kevin Rees 

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Region: Marin

Involvement: Math Teacher and 9th-Grade Dean

Leslie Rojas 

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Message Leslie

Region: Marin

Involvement: Registrar and Tuition Assistance Coordinator

Contact us

Marin Academy Admissions Office
1600 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
admissions@ma.org

If your needs are more immediate, please contact the Admissions Office by phone at (415) 453-2808 or by fax at (415) 453–8905.