I am a former Admissions Officer at New York University College of Dentistry. In this role, I reviewed applications to the largest dental school in the country. I worked closely with applicants, advised students, traveled to recruitment events, and gave presentations about what is needed to have a successful application to become a dentist. The dental school admissions process requires years of extensive preparation before applying due to the nature of the pre-requisites.
I graduated from Amherst College cum laude with departmental distinction with a focus on American history and earned a master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in higher education administration. Through my life, I have been passionate about education. My paternal grandmother, who lived with our family for many years, was illiterate. I saw how limited her options were and the effect that higher education had on my father, which was able to give him a life with many more opportunities.
Prior to my career in admissions, I taught middle school and worked at a large law firm as a litigation paralegal. I have volunteered extensively to mentor and tutor students from elementary school through the graduate school level, and I have worked closely with friends and family in preparing their applications to higher education programs. I am grateful to all who helped me along my higher education path, and I am excited to work with more students to help them achieve their dreams.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, dining, traveling, and seeing historic sites. Travel is especially a passion of mine, and I have recently visited the Amalfi Coast, Bali and Singapore.