Meet the Admissions Team

See, we are real people, and we’re so glad you’re considering to spend the next four years of your life at NYU. We think it’s a pretty special place. But see for yourself by reviewing our website and by paying NYU a visit. If you need additional information, then please contact us at 212-998-4500 or admissions@nyu.edu and one of our admissions counselors (those are our smiling faces below) will be happy to help. Of course, you can also meet us in person at one of our events on campus or in a city near you.

If you're interested primarily in our campuses in Abu Dhabi or Shanghai, we have dedicated admissions counselors that specialize in those locations. Meet their teams:

We can’t wait to see you at NYU!

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Kevin Akinfolarin

Assistant Director of Admissions

East Asia (China), New Jersey (Camden, Cumberland, Burlington, Gloucester, and Salem Counties), New York (Northeast Queens)

Juan Arellano

Juan Arellano

Associate Director of Admissions

Europe (not including UK, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Monaco, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Estonia, Moldova), Middle East (Israel)

Denisse Ballinas

Denisse Ballinas

Senior Assistant Director, Diversity Initiatives

Connecticut (Fairfield, New Haven, and Middlesex Counties), New York (The Bronx, Manhattan - Central Harlem, East Harlem, Inwood and Washington Heights, Westchester and Rockland Counties)

 Kennedy Carlick

Kennedy Carlick

Assistant Director of Admissions

Canada (Nunavut, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI), Maine, New Jersey (Bergen County and Union County), Ohio, Rhode Island

Joal Chen

Joal Chen

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Delaware, Maryland, Virginia (Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County), Washington, DC

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Jennifer Chicon

Assistant Director of Admissions

Georgia, New Jersey (Essex, Passaic, and Morris Counties), Virginia (excluding Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County), West Virginia

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Brittany Dávila

Senior Associate Director, Diversity Initiatives

California (East Bay Area and San Mateo County), New York (Northwest Queens), Non-US Caribbean, Tennessee

Liam Dean-Johnson

Liam Dean-Johnson

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Europe (Turkey), Middle East minus The Gulf Region and Israel, New York (South Queens), West Brooklyn (Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Boerum Hill, Borough Park, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Coney Island, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton, Gowanus, Gravesend, Kensington and Parkville, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Red Hook, Sea Gate, Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace), Oceania

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Chelsea Duncan

Associate Director of Admissions

California (Central Coast - San Luis Obispo, Monterrey, Santa Cruz areas), Central Valley, Northern (Sacramento, Davis, Lake Tahoe and northern areas), Peninsula and South Bay area (Silicon Valley, San Jose metro area, Santa Clara County)

Michael Durant

Michael Durant

Associate Director of Admissions

Africa, Florida (South Florida, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale), South Carolina

Bobbe Fernando

Bobbe Fernando

Senior Director of Global Admissions

New York (Staten Island)

 Logan Jacobs

Logan Jacobs

Assistant Director of Admissions, Coordinator of Native American Recruitment

Central Florida (Orlando, Tampa metro areas), Florida (Northern Florida - Jacksonville area, Florida panhandle), Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota

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Katerina Jennings

Assistant Director of Admissions 

Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova), California (San Diego County), New York (East Brooklyn - Bergen Beach, Brighton Beach, Brownsville, Canarsie, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, Flatbush, Flatlands, Lefferts Gardens, Manhattan Beach, Marine Park, Midwood, Mill Basin, Prospect Park South, Sheepshead Bay)

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Jake Jerzy

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions 

Colorado, New York (Long Island - Nassau County, Manhattan - Lower East Side), Wyoming

 Aurora Kearney

Aurora Kearney

Assistant Director of Admissions 

Central America and Mexico, New York (Long Island - Suffolk County)

Katie Korhonen

Katie Korhonen

Director of Global Admissions, Evaluation, and Strategy

Alabama, East Asia (Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Macau), New York (Manhattan - Upper West Side)

Maggie Lucas

Maggie Lucas

Director of Evaluation and Strategy

California: Los Angeles County (San Fernando Valley, Glendale & Pasadena, West Los Angeles & West Beach, Hollywood & Wilshire, East Los Angeles), Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, Hawaii

Kristy Materasso

Kristy Materasso

Director of Recruitment and University Relations

New Jersey (Jersey Shore and Pinelands, Mercer and Somerset Counties, Middlesex County, Monmouth County)

Denisse Melgar

Denisse Melgar

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

California: San Francisco proper and North Bay, New York (North Brooklyn  Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Heights, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fort Greene, Greenpoint, Navy Yard, Williamsburg), South America

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Lisa Mortini

Assistant Director of Admissions

United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Monaco

Alexander Polk

Alexander Polk

Assistant Director of Admissions

Central Asia (including Russia), Manhattan (Upper East Side), South Asia 

 David Querusio

David Querusio

Assistant Director of Admissions 

Connecticut (Waterbury, Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, New London & Windham Counties), Massachusetts (Eastern Massachusetts and Greater Boston area), Pennsylvania

Priti Ravani

Priti Ravani

Assistant Director of Admissions

Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Mexico, New York (Manhattan - Lower Manhattan)

Joseph Savino

Joseph Savino

Assistant Director of Admissions

Alaska, Canada (Northwest Territories, Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan), Idaho, Montana, New Jersey (Hudson County, Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties), Oregon, Washington  

William Sichel

William Sichel

Senior Director of Admissions

Middle East (The Gulf Region), U.S. Territories

Nils Sundin

Nils Sundin

Associate Director of Admissions

Illinois, Southeast Asia, Wisconsin

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Kelly Vann

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions 

Massachusetts (Central and Western Massachusetts - Worcester and west), New Hampshire, New York (Upstate and Western New York - Fingerlakes region, Rochester, Ithaca, Buffalo), Vermont

Annie Nelson

Annie Weilson

Associate Director of Admissions

California (Inland Empire, Greater Imperial Valley, Coachella Valley), Los Angeles County (Long Beach Area, South Bay, South and Central Los Angeles, Covina and West Covina), Orange County, Minnesota

 

Emma Wen

Emma Wen

Assistant Director of Admissions

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New York (Manhattan - Chelsea, Clinton, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village Murray Hill, and Soho), Central New York (Hudson Valley, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Ulster County, Orange County, Albany/Capital Region, Catskills region), Utah

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams

Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions