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!

Luis Almonte

Luis Almonte

Senior Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives  

Caribbean (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, & Non-U.S Caribbean), Central America, Mexico, New York (Queens)

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Kevin Akinfolarin

Admissions Officer

Canada (Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Saskatchewan), Pennsylvania

Denisse Ballinas

Denisse Ballinas

Assistant Director of Admissions

Florida (Central and Northern Florida including Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa areas), Georgia, New York (Manhattan - Midtown & Downtown, The Bronx, Westchester & Rockland Counties)

Priti Ravani

Arielle Blumberg

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Maine, Massachusetts (western), Middle East (Israel), New Hampshire, New York (Manhattan - Upper East Side), Rhode Island, Vermont

Kennedy Carlick

Admissions Officer

Connecticut (Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland & Windham counties), Kentucky, New York (Fingerlakes region, Syracuse, Rochester, Ithaca, Buffalo), Ohio

Joal Chen

Joal Chen

Assistant Director of Admissions

Maryland, New Jersey (Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties)

Liam Dean-Johnson

Liam Dean-Johnson

Admissions Officer

Colorado, North Dakota, Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands) South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

Coming soon

Chelsea Duncan

Associate Director of Admissions

Delaware, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia 

Michael Durant

Michael Durant

Senior Assistant 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), Turkey

Ted Jacobi

Ted Jacobi

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Arkansas, Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, and Yukon), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York (West Brooklyn including 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)

Logan Jacobs

Admissions Officer

Connecticut (Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex & New London counties), New York (Long Island), North Carolina

Coming soon

Andrew Johnson

Admissions Officer

Massachusetts (Central and Eastern), New York (Adirondacks, Albany, Catskills, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties, Manhattan: Harlem)

Phoebe Kingsak

Phoebe Kingsak

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Oklahoma, Texas 

Katie Korhonen

Katie Korhonen

Director of Global Admissions Evaluation and Strategy

East Asia

Maggie Lucas

Maggie Lucas

Senior Associate Director of Admissions

California (Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties), Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands

Kristy Materasso

Kristy Materasso

Director of Recruitment and University Relations

New Jersey (Atlantic, Cape May, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Sommerset, and Union counties)

Denisse Melgar

Denisse Melgar

Admissions Officer

California (Fresno, Stockton, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Santa Clara), New Jersey (Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, & Warren counties)

Mikael Perreau

Mikael Perreau

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore), Canada (Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador), New York (Manhattan - Upper West Side, North & East Brooklyn - Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bergen Beach, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Heights, Brownsville, Bushwick, Canarsie, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, East Flatbush, East New York, Flatbush, Flatlands, Fort Greene, Lefferts Gardens, Greenpoint, Manhattan Beach, Marine Park, Midwood, Mill Basin, Navy Yard, Prospect Park South, Sheepshead Bay, Williamsburg)

Priti Ravani

Priti Ravani

Assistant Director of Admissions

Asia (Central, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka), Europe (Eastern)

Joseph Savino

Joseph Savino

Admissions Officer

Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

William Sichel

William Sichel

Director of Admissions

Middle East (excluding Israel), New Jersey (Bergen county)

Jimmy Suarez

Jimmy Suarez

Associate Director of Diversity Initiatives

South America

Nils Sundin

Nils Sundin

Associate Director of Admissions

California (Davis, East Bay Area, Lake Tahoe, North Bay, Sacramento, San Francisco)

Annie Nelson

Annie Weilson

Associate Director of Admissions

California (Orange County, San Diego County, Riverside County, Coachella Valley, Long Beach), Minnesota

Emma Wen

Emma Wen

Assistant Director of Admissions

Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico

Claire Wilkins

Claire Wilkins

Associate Director of Admissions

Central and Western Europe (excluding France, Ireland, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom)

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams

Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions

Washington, D.C.

Mateen Zafer

Mateen Zafer

Assistant Director of Admissions

Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin