Dina Cunha is the Director of College and Career Counseling. She joined Notre Dame Belmont in the Fall of 2016. Her professional background has always been rooted in education with the last 15 years specifically focused in college admissions and career counseling. She's been on the "other side" of college admissions process holding such positions as senior admissions counselor at the University of California, as well as at Notre Dame de Namur University, and two California State Universities campuses. Additionally her university experience also includes working with students at Stanford University's Career Center. She has also held positions in education as a high school social studies teacher and guidance counselor, more recently at Saratoga High School and Lynbrook High School. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her three children.
B.A. in History, UC Davis
M.S in Counseling (School, College & Career Counseling), San Francisco State University
Psy.D in Psychology (Focus: School/Educational Psychology), California Southern University (exp in 2018).
California Teaching Credential- Social Sciences, ESL
California Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling
National Board Certified Counselor
Certified in administration/interpretation of MBTI (personality)/Strong Interest Inventory (career) assessments, etc.