Santa Clara University


Profile of Rafael Ulate


Rafael Ulate

Assistant Dean


Born and reared in Sunnyvale, Rafael received an A.B. in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Stanford University. Inspired by his Spanish heritage (including a love of jamón serrano, Semana Santa and tauromaquia), his graduate studies at San José State University focused on philosopher José Ortega y Gasset. An avid traveler, he has trekked across northern Spain on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Prior to becoming a Bronco, he worked in admissions at Stanford University’s Summer Session and Electrical Engineering department, experiences that will serve him well as assistant dean.


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