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Dana Mintz Messinger

Former Associate Director of Admissions, Columbia Law School
Former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, Johns Hopkins University
Former Director of Freshman Admissions, Baruch College
JD, Georgetown University Law Center
BA, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University

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I am a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Johns Hopkins University, my alma mater. I recruited and reviewed a territory that included both domestic and international candidates. I also ran the on campus interview program, trained the student interviewers, and gave presentations on effective interview techniques to alums and high school students.

After leaving Johns Hopkins University, I became the Director of Freshman Admissions at Baruch College and an Associate Director of Admissions at Columbia Law School, where I also reviewed applications and conducted a number of interviews.  At Baruch College, I focused on building partnerships with community based organizations and expanding college access to low-income students. I have spoken extensively on the college search and application process to high school students and parents in the United States and across the globe. I have also worked with a number of friends and family members on their applications and I am looking forward to working one-on-one with a new batch of students.

Prior to entering the field of admissions, I spent four years working as a white collar criminal defense lawyer at a big firm in New York and a year working in politics, where I did both youth outreach for a Presidential contender and opposition research for House races.

In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, running, reading, exploring my city with friends, talking about admissions, and volunteering on the 2016 presidential race.