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

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Admission counselors are listed alphabetically by last name.


image of Angie AlamahAngie Alamah


Director of Southwest/Texas Admission
Territories:  Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah




Chris Doyle '03Chris Doyle, '03


Director of Admission
Territories:  Illinois, North Carolina, New York (Central, Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Southern Tier and Western) South Carolina, Tennessee



Image of Kendra ElderKendra Elder, '20/'21 MA


Transfer/Freshman Admission Counselor
Territories: New York (Capital Region)




Image of Lesly GarciaLesly Garcia, '17


International Admission Counselor
Territories: International



Joseph Giacalone'03, MPA '08Joe Giacalone, '03/'08 MPA


Executive Director, International Admission
Territories: International




Kate Budzinski '10, MPA '13Kate Gildard, '10/'13 MPA


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




Image of Nicholas GirardNicholas Girard, '21


Admission Counselor
New Jersey, New York (Rockland County and Staten Island), Ohio, Wisconsin



Image of Louis HigueraLouis Higuera, '20/'23 M


International Admission Counselor
Territories: International




Image of Jazmine ManningJazmine Manning, '22


Admission Counselor
Territories: Connecticut, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota




Image of Meghan McLaughlinMeghan McLaughlin, '21


Admission Counselor
Territories: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont




Jesse Mungin '11Jesse Mungin, '11


Regional Admissions Representative
Territories: Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C.




Kelli Nienstadt '19Kelli Nienstadt, '19/'22 MA


Assistant Director of Admission
Territories: Missouri, Montana, New York (Long Island and Queens), West Virginia, Wyoming




image of alexis pellergriniAlexis Pellegrini, '22


Admission Counselor
Territories: Florida, New York (Bronx, Brooklyn, Putnam County, and Westchester County)




Nicole Radassao, '12/ '16 MA


Senior Associate Director
Territories: Iowa, Indiana




Kent Rinehart BA '94, MBA '99Kent Rinehart, '94/'99 MBA


Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: New York (Manhattan)





Jaclyn Fitzgerald '11Jaclyn Sager, '11


Director, Transfer & Adult Admission





Corinne Schell '83Corinne Schell, '83


Director, West Coast Recruitment
Territories: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington