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  

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Kevin Akinfolarin

Admissions Officer

China, New York (Manhattan - Downtown, 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, Queens), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Metro Counties: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware)

Denisse Ballinas

Denisse Ballinas

Assistant Director of Admissions

New York (Manhattan - Midtown, Washington Heights, Inwood, Harlem, The Bronx, Westchester & Rockland Counties)

Kennedy Carlick

Admissions Officer

Maine, New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren), Ohio, Rhode Island

Joal Chen

Joal Chen

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C, West Virginia, Virginia

Liam Dean-Johnson

Liam Dean-Johnson

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

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

Coming soon

Chelsea Duncan

Associate Director of Admissions

California (Davis, Fresno, Lake Tahoe, Monterrey, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, & Stockton areas)

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

Logan Jacobs

Admissions Officer

Florida (Central & Northern), North Carolina

Coming soon

Andrew Johnson

Admissions Officer

Georgia, Massachusetts (Central and Eastern)

Phoebe Kingsak

Phoebe Kingsak

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Oklahoma, Texas 

Katie Korhonen

Katie Korhonen

Director of Global Admissions Evaluation and Strategy

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

Maggie Lucas

Maggie Lucas

Senior Associate Director of Admissions

California (Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties), Guam, Hawaii,  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

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

California (East Bay, North Bay, San Francisco), South America

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Lisa Mortini

Assistant Director of Admissions

France, Ireland, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Mikael Perreau

Mikael Perreau

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Canada (Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut), New York (Manhattan - Upper East 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), Michigan

Joseph Savino

Joseph Savino

Admissions Officer

Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Pakistan

William Sichel

William Sichel

Director of Admissions

Middle East

Jimmy Suarez

Jimmy Suarez

Associate Director of Diversity Initiatives

The Caribbean, Central America, Mexico

Nils Sundin

Nils Sundin

Associate Director of Admissions

Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore)

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, Nevada, New Mexico

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams

Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions

Mateen Zafer

Mateen Zafer

Assistant Director of Admissions

Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories), Illinois, Wisconsin