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

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, Maine, New Jersey (Bergen, Union, Hudson, Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties), Ohio, Rhode Island, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington 

Joal Chen

Joal Chen

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

Liam Dean-Johnson

Liam Dean-Johnson

Associate Director, Customer Service Admissions Operations

Oceania

Bobbe Fernando

Bobbe Fernando

Senior Director of Global Admissions

South Asia (except India), Europe (Turkey), Middle East (minus The Gulf Region and Israel)

Risa Harms

Risa Harms

Assistant Director of Admissions

New York (Manhattan: Upper East Side), New Jersey (Burlington and Camden Counties). New Jersey (Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties), New York (Manhattan: Lower Manhattan), New York (Northeast Queens), New York (South Queens), New York (Staten Island), New York (Manhattan: Lower East Side), Pennsylvania

Kat Jennings

Katerina Jennings

Assistant Director of Admissions 

Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova), Central Asia (including Russia), 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)

Jake Jerzy

Jake Jerzy

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions 

Colorado, New York (Long Island - Nassau County), Wyoming, California (East Bay Area and San Mateo County), Tennessee

Katie Korhonen

Katie Korhonen

Director of Global Admissions, Evaluation, and Strategy

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

Kristy Materasso

Kristy Materasso

Director of Recruitment and University Relations

New Jersey (Jersey Shore and Pinelands, Mercer and Somerset Counties, Middlesex County, Monmouth County), North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota , Iowa

Denisse Melgar

Denisse Melgar

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

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

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Lisa Mortini

Assistant Director of Admissions

United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Monaco, Florida

Priti Ravani

Priti Ravani

Assistant Director of Admissions

Arizona, California (Central Coast: San Luis Obispo, Monterrey, Santa Cruz areas; Central Valley; Peninsula and South Bay area: Silicon Valley, San Jose metro area, Santa Clara County; Los Angeles County: San Fernando Valley, Glendale & Pasadena, West Los Angeles & West Beach, Hollywood & Wilshire, East Los Angeles; Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties), Michigan, Nebraska, Hawaii, India

William Sichel

William Sichel

Senior Director of Admissions

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

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Matty Simon

Assistant Director of Admissions

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); North Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Heights, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fort Greene, Greenpoint, Navy Yard, Williamsburg)

Nils Sundin

Nils Sundin

Associate Director of Admissions

Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Southeast Asia

Kelly Vann

Kelly Vann

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions 

Africa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut: Waterbury, Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, New London & Windham Counties

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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

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

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

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams

Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions

Arianna Yarritu

Arianna Yarritu

Assistant Director of Admissions

Texas, Oklahoma, New York: Long Island (Suffolk County), Central America, Non-US Caribbean, and Mexico