• Meet Our Graduate Team

  • Our staff of graduate admission counselors are here to answer questions about your application and share stories about what it's like to study at The New School and our colleges.

  • Jessica Augier - Associate Director of Parsons Graduate Admission

    Jessica Augier

    Associate Director of Parsons Graduate Admission

    Jessica Augier - Associate Director of Parsons Graduate Admission

    Jessica Augier

    Associate Director of Parsons Graduate Admission

    Contact: augierj@newschool.edu
    Degrees Earned:
    MFA Painting/Printmaking, New York Academy of Art; BFA Studio Art, East Tennessee State University 
    When Not at Work:
    Make art, hike, bike, swim, whitewater kayak, ski, scuba dive, jump out of planes, run obstacle course races, and ride all of the roller-coasters. 
    My Favorite Spot in New York City:
    Coney Island (because roller-coasters)

    Sam Byron - Assistant Director of Admission, College of Performing Arts

    Sam Byron

    Director of Admission, College of Performing Arts

    Sam Byron - Assistant Director of Admission, College of Performing Arts

    Sam Byron

    Director of Admission, College of Performing Arts

    Contact: byrons@newschool.edu
    Degrees Earned:
    MFA Playwriting, School of Drama, College of Performing Arts, The New School; BA Writing and BA Drama, Ithaca College 
    When Not at Work:
    I take time for creativity and spend time outside if I can - oh, and binge-watch The West Wing.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City:
     Pizza Loves Emily in Brooklyn. It's what pure happiness would be if it suddenly manifested as a hipster pizza restaurant that also served wings and the best freakin' cheeseburger in New York City.

    Mike Fakih - Senior Director of Enrollment and Admissions, Parsons Paris

    Mike Fakih

    Senior Director of Enrollment and Admissions, Parsons Paris

    Mike Fakih - Senior Director of Enrollment and Admissions, Parsons Paris

    Mike Fakih

    Senior Director of Enrollment and Admissions, Parsons Paris

    Contact: fakihm@newschool.edu
    Degrees Earned:
    MPA, Sciences Po Paris 
    When Not at Work:
    Meet my friends, exercise, eat, visit museums and/or exhibitions. At times, I love just sitting on my couch!
    My Favorite Spot in New York City:
     When I am in NYC, I like hanging out at The New School, actually, and around Union Square and Greenwich Village. In Paris, where I am based, I have countless favorite spots, especially around the central districts in the second and tenth districts of the city.

    Merida Gasbarro - Director of Graduate Admission

    Merida Escandon Gasbarro

    Senior Director of Admission for Liberal Studies, Social Research, and Professional Studies

    Merida Gasbarro - Director of Graduate Admission

    Merida Escandon Gasbarro

    Senior Director of Admission for Liberal Studies, Social Research, and Professional Studies 

    Contact: escandom@newschool.edu
    Degrees Earned:
    MS Health Policy Analysis, Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, Schools of Public Engagement, The New School; BA English Language Arts, Hunter College CUNY; BS Clinical Laboratory Science, Pace University 
    When Not at Work:
    I enjoy exploring different neighborhoods, strolling in one of the many glorious parks in my home borough of Queens, and tending my small garden. I'm growing loads of lavender, basil, and mint this year. 
    My Favorite Spot in New York City:
     Shore Boulevard in Astoria Park is my favorite spot in NYC. Here, you take in views of Hell Gate and RFK Bridges, Randall's Island, and the Manhattan skyline. It's just a beautiful place at any season.

    Sam Graudins - Assistant Director of Parsons Graduate Admission

    Sam Graudins

    Assistant Director of Parsons Graduate Admission

    Sam Graudins - Assistant Director of Parsons Graduate Admission

    Sam Graudins

    Title: Assistant Director of Parsons Graduate Admission
    Contact: graudins@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BS Communication Studies, Emerson College
    When Not at Work: I love hosting outdoor film screenings, taking long road trips, eating good food, looking at the tops of things, and learning as much as I can!
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Transmitter Park in Greenpoint at dusk, with a good book and a hot cup of coffee

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    Anne Lanza

    Assistant Director of Graduate Admission

    Anne Lanza Headshot

    Anne Lanza

    Title: Assistant Director of Graduate Admission
    Contact: lanzaa@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BA, University at Buffalo (English Literature)
    When Not at Work: Ice skate, hang with my cat, watch obscure horror movies, go to concerts, watch Derry Girls (again), play Fallout 3, and engage in pyrography!
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Queensborough Plaza at sunset or night—looking past the Silvercup Studios sign into the city reminds me of home. My local coffee shop (for the dogs). Sweet Cats Cafe in Flushing for its unique atmosphere. 

    Dustin W. Liebenow portrait.

    Dustin W. Liebenow

    Senior Director of Parsons Admission

    Dustin W. Liebenow portrait.

    Dustin W. Liebenow

    Title: Senior Director of Parsons Admission
    Contact: liebenod@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BFA Fine Arts, Pratt Institute
    When Not at Work: I work on my art practice, spend time with family, visit antique stores, and explore new places.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: I love the Frick Collection and going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as any great coffee shop.

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    Grace Shields

    Assistant Director of Graduate Admission

    Grace Shields Head Shot

    Grace Shields

    Title: Assistant Director of Graduate Admission 
    Contact: shiee054@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MFA Creative Writing (Fiction and Nonfiction Writing), The New School; BA Humanities/Liberal Arts, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    When Not at Work: I like to read, spend time with friends (preferably with food, preferably al fresco), travel, go on walks with my partner and dog, sit under a tree, be near the ocean, and write.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: The Coney Island boardwalk. I love to grab a hotdog at Nathan's, set up a blanket on the sand, maybe catch a ride on the Wonder Wheel, and stroll out to the end of the pier. While I'm there, I'll pop into the New York Aquarium and go to the Shark and Stingray exhibit, where there is a Shark Tunnel. I highly recommend staying at the beach for the sunset and watching the lights of Luna Park twinkle on.

    Noelle Timmons

    Noelle Timmons

    Assistant Director of Parsons Graduate Admission

    Noelle Timmons

    Noelle Timmons

    Title: Assistant Director of Parsons Graduate Admission 
    Contact: timmonsn@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MFA Painting, New York Academy of Art; BFA Illustration + Drawing & Painting, Laguna College of Art + Design
    When Not at Work: Get outside to enjoy the sun and camp, hike, or run. I might paint in my studio or host my figure drawing meetup. And there's always time for new plant-based recipes and dog walks at the beach.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Guevara's! (This is not a paid promotion.)

  • Contact Us

    Office of Admission
    72 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    admission@newschool.edu

    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

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Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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