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!

Juan Arellano

Juan Arellano

Associate Director of Admissions

All Western European areas (other than UK, Ireland, France, Switzerland), Central Europe, Eastern Europe except Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Estonia, Moldova, Middle East (Israel)

Denisse Ballinas

Denisse Ballinas

Senior Assistant Director, Diversity Initiatives

Arkansas, New York (The Bronx, Westchester County), Texas (Greater Dallas Area)

TylerBoyle

E. Tyler Boyle 

Assistant Director of Admissions

Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova), Kentucky, North Carolina (Western North Carolina), Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee

 Kennedy Carlick

Kennedy Carlick

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Alaska, Canada (Northwest Territories, Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan), Idaho, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont

 

FrancescaDeRos

Francesca De Ros

Assistant Director of Admissions

Central Asia (including Russia and Turkey), South Asia, New York (Staten Island), Washington D.C.

Bobbe Fernando

Bobbe Fernando

Senior Director of Global Admissions

Sarah_Fisher

Sarah Fisher

Graduate Intern

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Bridget Halstead

Assistant Director of Admissions

Southeast Asia, Maryland (Montgomery County Metropolitan Area), and New Jersey (Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties)

Risa Harms

Risa Harms

Assistant Director of Admissions

New Jersey (Burlington and Camden Counties). New Jersey (Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties), New York (Manhattan: Chelsea and Clinton), New York (Manhattan: Gramercy Park and Murray Hill), New York (Manhattan: Greenwich Village and Soho), New York: Manhattan (Lower Manhattan), New York: North Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Heights, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fort Greene, Greenpoint, Navy Yard, Williamsburg), New York: Manhattan (Lower East Side)

KatieHindman

Katie Hindman

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

California (East Bay Area, San Mateo County, Peninsula and South Bay Area)

Jake Jerzy

Jake Jerzy

Associate Director of Admissions

Arizona, California (Inland Empire, Los Angeles County - Long Beach Area, South Bay, South and Central Los Angeles, Covina and West Covina, Orange County), Colorado

Katie Korhonen

Katie Korhonen

Director of Global Admissions, Evaluation, and Strategy

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

Sara Leininger

Sara Leininger

Director of Evaluation and Strategy

California, Northern (Sacramento, Davis, Lake Tahoe and northern areas), California (San Francisco proper and North Bay)

Kristy Materasso

Kristy Materasso

Director of Recruitment and University Relations

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

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Keila Medina

Graduate Intern

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Lisa Mortini

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Monaco

Khalifa_Niasse

Khalifa Niasse

Assistant Director of Admissions

Africa, New York (Upstate and Western New York: Fingerlakes region, Rochester, Ithaca, Buffalo)

 

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Liv Panarella

Assistant Director of Admissions and Coordinator of Native American Recruitment

California (Central Coast, Central Valley, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties), Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas (greater San Antonio area), Wyoming

Priti Ravani

Priti Ravani

Assistant Director of Admissions

California: Los Angeles County (San Fernando Valley, Glendale & Pasadena, West Los Angeles & West Beach, Hollywood & Wilshire, East Los Angeles), Hawaii, Michigan

Karlelle Rice

Karlelle Rice

Assistant Director of Admissions

California (Greater Imperial Valley, San Diego County), Canada (Nunavut, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI), Pennsylvannia (minus Philadelphia metro area)

 

Aronno Shafi

Aronno Shafi

Assistant Director of Admissions

Connecticut (minus Fairfield County), Middle East (minus the Gulf Region and Israel), New York (Queens)

William Sichel

William Sichel

Senior Director of Admissions

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

Natasha Stanislas

Natasha Stanislas

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

New York: Central Hudson Valley, 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), New York: Manhattan (Central Harlem), New York: Rockland County, New York: Manhattan (East Harlem), New York:Manhattan (Inwood and Washington Heights), New York: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)

Orin Troyer

Orin Troyer

Assistant Director of Admissions

Florida, New Jersey (Hudson County)

Tiffany Tzeng

Tiffany Tzeng

Assistant Director of Admissions

East Asia (China), New York: Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties)

Annie Weilson

Annie Weilson

Associate Director of Admissions

Iowa, Minnesota, Oceania, Washington, Wisconsin

 

Emma Wen

Emma Wen

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas (Greater Houston Area), Utah

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams

Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions

Arianna Yarritu

Arianna Yarritu

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Central America and Mexico, Non-US Caribbean, Georgia