• Senior Transfer Counselor Aaron Perry
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Meet Your Counselor: Aaron Perry

» Aaron Perry

Senior Transfer Counselor


Aaron's bio

Aaron is a Senior Transfer Counselor here at Chapman University. He is an Orange County native. He graduated from Beckman High School in Irvine and obtained his bachelor of arts in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in Environmental Studies, from Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo in 2014. He competed in both cross country and track and field all four years at Soka and still loves running.

College was a dream for both his family and him, and he's incredibly thankful that he was able to experience it. He loves getting to help students from all backgrounds pursue their college dreams.

Advice from Aaron

I always suggest students start their college search early. It’s never too soon to start thinking about college and imagining yourself on campus. For those transfer students out there, get in touch with your transfer resource center on your respective campuses and make time to map out your journey toward your four-year institution.

Favorite spot on campus

The Keck Center for Science and Engineering is a really great space to feel creative and inspired. I don’t think my thought process and problem-solving skills remotely mirror that of an engineer, but I do feel inspired to see the world in a different way when walking through.

Best admission memory

I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in some really great student orientation and admitted student events over the years and each one is very special. Getting to welcome and walk students into the next phase of their academic and professional journey is a very rewarding experience that makes for incredible memories.

Fast Facts

Three words to describe myself: Funny, athletic, geeky.

Favorite subjects: Ecology, behavioral sciences, linguistics.

Role model: Both of my parents.

Favorite musical performer/band/composer: Earth, Wind & Fire.

Most prized possessions:  My Subaru that gets me to all my places I like to adventure. My dog Ollie, who greets me as if he has not seen me for a year every time I walk through the door.

Favorite summer activities: Lounging at the beach eating TK Burger.

Book you would read again: Where the Red Fern Grows.

Best movies of all timeDark CrystalThe Neverending StoryOcean's 11Star Wars Rogue One.

Favorite quote: “The more we value things, the less we value ourselves." - Bruce Lee

Dream job: Director of College Counseling.