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Our Staff

  • Sonya K. Smith Dean of Admission and Student Financial Services

    J. C. Tesone  Director of Admission

    • Regional Responsibilities: Southwestern Connecticut (Fairfield), New York (Putnam, central and northern Westchester)
    • International Responsibilities: Africa, Europe, the Middle East

    Paola Gentry Associate Director of Admission

    • Regional Responsibilities: New York (Manhattan, local/Mid-Hudson, Staten Island), central and western Pennsylvania, West Virginia
    • International Responsibilities: Central America, South America

    Jenna Myers Assistant Director of Admission & Coordinator of Transfer Admission

    • Regional Responsibilities: Alaska, District of Columbia, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, New York (Bronx, Orange, Rockland, southern Westchester), Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming
    • International Responsibilities: British Columbia
  • Rachelle Ehrman Assistant Director of Admission

    • Regional Responsibilities: Arizona, Colorado, Maine, western Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, upstate New York, West Texas, Utah, Vermont
    • International Responsibilities: Canada (except British Columbia)

    Michelle Harvey Assistant Director of Admission

    • Regional Responsibilities: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York (Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island), Tennessee
    • International Responsibilities: Caribbean

    Rachel Miller Admission Counselor

    • Regional Responsibilities: Northern California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Wisconsin

    Shahid Naeem Admission Counselor

    • Regional Responsibilities: Connecticut (except southwestern Connecticut, Fairfield), Indiana, Kentucky, eastern Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island

    Michael Garcia Admission Counselor

    • Regional Responsibilities: Southern California (Greater Los Angeles), Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas (East, South)
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