Admissions Counselors

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.

We can’t wait to see you at NYU!

Shawn Abbott

Shawn Abbott

Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admissions

Iran, Iraq, Israel (including Palestinian territories), Syria, Yemen

Luis Almonte

Luis Almonte

Assistant Director of Admissions

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

Daniela Arreola Segrove

Daniela Arreola Segrove

Associate Director of Admissions, NYU Abu Dhabi

Denisse Ballinas

Denisse Ballinas

Admissions Officer

Florida (Central and Northern Florida including Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa areas), Georgia, Tennessee 

Crystal Artis

Crystal A. Bates

Senior Associate Director of Diversity Initiatives

New York (The Bronx, Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood, Southeast Brooklyn)

Melissa Benski

Melissa Benski

Associate Director of Admissions

California (Central Coast, Central Valley, San Jose, Santa Clara, Silicon Valley), Connecticut (Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties)

Beau Benson

Beau Benson

Associate Director of Admissions

Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands)

Colin Brown

Colin Brown

Assistant Director of Admissions

Canada (Labrador, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec), Central and South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka), Eastern Europe, Russia

Wyatt Bruton

Wyatt Bruton

Assistant Director of Admissions, NYU Shanghai

Joal Chen

Joal Chen

Admissions Officer

New Jersey (Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties), Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties)

Coming soon

Chelsea Duncan

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia 

Michael Durant

Michael Durant

Admissions Officer

Kentucky, New Jersey (Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties), Ohio, Pennsylvania (except Philadelphia metro counties)

Trish Fairweather

Trish Fairweather

Senior Associate Director of Admissions

California (Orange County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County), New York (Upper East Side Manhattan)

Bobbe Fernando

Bobbe Fernando

Senior Assistant Dean and Director of Global Admissions

Middle East (excluding Iran, Iraq, Israel, Syria, and Yemen), New York (Staten Island), Turkey

Reina Guerrero

Reina Guerrero

Assistant Director of Admissions

Florida (South Florida, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale), Louisiana

Ted Jacobi

Ted Jacobi

Assistant Director of Admissions

Arkansas, Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, and Yukon), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma

Coming soon

Andrew Johnson

Admissions Officer

Massachusetts (Central and Eastern), New York (Adirondacks, Albany, Catskills, Dutchess, and Ulster counties), Rhode Island

Alexandra Kaplan

Alexandra Kaplan

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Connecticut (Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, and New London Counties), New York (Midtown Manhattan, Northeast Brooklyn, Rockland and Westchester Counties)  

Coming soon

David Kerman

Admissions Officer

Alabama, Mississippi, New Jersey (Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties), North Carolina, South Carolina

Phoebe Kingsak

Phoebe Kingsak

Assistant Director of Admissions

Texas 

Katie Korhonen

Katie Korhonen

Director of Admissions, NYU Shanghai

Keven Lee

Keven Lee

Associate Director of Admissions, NYU Shanghai

Maggie Lucas

Maggie Lucas

Senior Associate Director of Admissions

California (Los Angeles, Kern county, San Bernardino county, greater Long Beach), Hawaii, Nevada, New York (Manhattan–Upper West Side), Guam, Northern Mariana Islands

Kristy Materasso

Kristy Materasso

Assistant Dean and Director of U.S. Selection and Outreach

California (San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties), New Jersey (Atlantic, Cape May, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean counties)

Tamara Minott

Tamara Minott

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, NYU Shanghai

Annie Nelson

Annie Nelson

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Eudora Okine

Eudora Okine

Assistant Director of Admissions, NYU Abu Dhabi

Mikael Perreau

Mikael Perreau

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, NYU Abu Dhabi

Europe (France, Ireland, Switzerland, United Kingdom)

Joseph Picini

Joseph Picini

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

New Jersey (Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties), New York (Downtown Manhattan, west Brooklyn)

Priti Ravani

Priti Ravani

Admissions Officer

Long Island, Canada (Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, and Saskatchewan)

Juan Roldan

Juan Roldan

Admissions Officer

Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, New York (Queens), North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

William Sichel

William Sichel

Senior Associate Director of Admissions

New Jersey (Bergen county), Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Priti Ravani

Arielle Sperling

Admissions Officer

Maine, Massachusetts (western), New Hampshire, New York (Buffalo, Fingerlakes Region, Ithaca, Rochester, Syracuse), Vermont

Jimmy Suarez

Jimmy Suarez

Senior Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives

South America

Nils Sundin

Nils Sundin

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

East Asia (China, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan)

Celeste Suris-Rosselli

Celeste Suris-Rosselli

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Africa, Caribbean (except Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Central America and Mexico

Claire Wilkins

Claire Wilkins

Associate Director of Admissions

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

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams

Director of Admissions

Washington, D.C.

Mateen Zafer

Mateen Zafer

Assistant Director of Admissions

Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington