Undergraduate: Admission Counselors

Have questions about your Marist application? Simply reach out to the admission counselor that covers your state.

Admission Counselors

Our counselors focus on providing individual attention within our highly selective admissions process. They always welcome your questions, so search for your counselor below. For general inquiries, call the Admission Office at (845) 575-3226 Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or email Admission@marist.edu

Admission counselors listed alphabetically by last name.

Kate Budzinski '10, MPA '13

Kate Budzinski '10, MPA '13
Senior Associate Director
Territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
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Chris Doyle '03

Chris Doyle '03
Director of Admission
Territories: Boarding and Day Schools, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, New York (Capital Region, Central NY, Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Southern Tier, Western NY)

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Lesly Garcia '17
International Admission Counselor
Territories: International

Joseph Giacalone'03, MPA '08

Joseph Giacalone'03, MPA '08
Executive Director, International Admission
Territories: International
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Nicholas Girard '21
Admission Counselor
Territories: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
New Jersey, Ohio, Vermont, Wisconsin

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Abigail Hackbarth '21
Admission Counselor
Territories: Connecticut, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota

Jesse Mungin '11

Jesse Mungin '11
Regional Admissions Representative
Territories: New York City, Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C.
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Kelli Nienstadt '19

Kelli Nienstadt '19
Assistant Director of Admission
Territories: Missouri, Montana, New York (Long Island), West Virginia, Wyoming
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Nicole Radassao '12, MA '16
Associate Director
Territories: Iowa, Indiana, New York (Westchester and Rockland Counties)
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Kent Rinehart BA '94, MBA '99

Kent Rinehart BA '94, MBA '99
Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: Texas

Jaclyn Fitzgerald '11


Jaclyn Sager'11 
Director, Transfer Admission
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Corinne Schell '83

Corinne Schell '83
Director, West Coast Recruitment
Territories: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington
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