Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Get to know the Admissions staff at Emmanuel College and find out who may be visiting your region or country!

The admissions staff at Emmanuel College looks forward to meeting you! We are here to learn about you, answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process.

Counselors by Region

Kaitlyn April | Senior Associate Director of Admissions


Kaitlyn coordinates our multicultural recruitment efforts. She visits and reads freshman applications for students from Boston, Massachusetts, California, northern Rhode Island, Texas, western New York, Puerto Rico, Arizona & New Mexico, as well as all international students and U.S. citizens living abroad.Kaitlyn also works with transfer students whose last name begins with the letters A-K.

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Andrea Breen | Assistant Director of Admissions


Andrea visits and reads applications from Western Massachusetts, upstate New York, including the Capital-Saratoga region (Albany, Fulton and Saratoga Counties) and the Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties), central and southern New Jersey, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota & Missouri.

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Ryan Clark | Admissions Counselor


Ryan visits and assists students from Fitchburg and Worcester Counties in Massachusetts, South Western New Hampshire, Northern New Jersey, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington & Wyoming.

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Ariana Greco | Assistant Director of Admissions


Ariana visits and reads applications for students from Massachusetts (Norfolk & Bristol counties), southern Rhode Island, New York (Westchester & Rockland counties, New York City and Long Island), Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Okalahoma & South Dakota.Ariana also works with transfer students whose last name begins with the letters L-Z.

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Emily Heaney | Assistant Director of Admissions


Emily is an alumna of Emmanuel College. She visits and reads applications for Cape Cod and the Islands within Massachusetts, Connecticut (Fairfield, Litchfield and Waterbury Counties), Florida, Coastal and Northern New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio & West Virginia.

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Matthew Hyszczak | Assistant Director of Admissions


Matthew visits and reads applications for parts of Connecticut (Hartford, Middlesex, New London, New Haven, Tolland and Windham Counties), Maine, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee & Wisconsin.

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Brian Johnson | Director of Admissions Recruitment


Brian coordinates our outreach and recruitment. He also works with students from Massachusetts in the Greater Metrowest and Central area and along the South Shore.

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Ian Sonia | Senior Associate Director of Admissions Marketing


Ian coordinates our admissions marketing and communications projects. He also visits and reads applications for Essex County of Massachusetts, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, & Virginia. Ian is also responsible for the Marketing and Communications in the Office of Admissions.

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Explore Emmanuel

Research Spotlight: Searching for an Evolution Solution

Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

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Research Spotlight: Powerful Partnerships

In collaboration with Emmanuel graduate, Kierstin Giunco ’17, Associated Professor of Education Christine Leighton and current student Kayla Balthazar '20 are working with local elementary students to deepen reading engagement and comprehension.

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Research Spotlight: Economics Education on a Global Scale

As her research in economics education has focused on innovation in the classroom and finding ways to help students apply economic theories to real-world situations, students are vital in every aspect to Associate Professor of Economics Rebecca Moryl’s work.

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Eileen Milien '22: A Career-Affirming CURE

When choosing a college, Eileen knew two things for sure—that she would be able to get to know her professors and peers and that she wanted to be in an area in which she would have myriad opportunities in the research and medicine.

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Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

When Melissa started at Emmanuel, she chose what she believed to be two separate and distinct majors—studio art and history—to fulfill her both her personal and professional interests.

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Kai Uehara '20: Social Justice Scholar

Kai has always had the inclination to try to make any situation better. When he was searching for colleges, Emmanuel's social justice mission resounded deeply with his ideals of supporting those who need the help.

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Robert Columbus '20: The Idea Man

Robert’s interest in the workings of the wider world grew in 2011 as the Arab Spring became international news. “I love history,” he said, “so knowing the history of the states as well as their current affairs made their actions and interactions much more interesting to me.”

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Jake Hill '20: Seeing Citizenship with a Capitol C

Growing up in a suburban town outside of Boston, going to college in the city had always been a goal for Jake. After touring Emmanuel's campus he felt it had the perfect mixture of “small campus feel and big city appeal.”

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Jessie Wang '19: Head of the Class

What began as an on-campus job in Emmanuel's student center transformed into a new career path for Jessie, one that brought her to Harvard University as a master's candidate in higher education administration. 

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