• Meet Our Undergraduate Team

  • Our staff of undergraduate 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. Read about our team below, and contact the counselor responsible for your geographic territory. 

  • Christopher Aaron - Admission Counselor, Bachelor's Program for Adults & Transfer Students

    Christopher Aaron

    Adults & Transfer Students

    Christopher Aaron - Admission Counselor, Bachelor's Program for Adults & Transfer Students

    Christopher Aaron

    Title: Admission Counselor, Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
    Contact: aaroc502@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: AAS Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design, The New School; BA Theater/Communications, University of Southern California
    When Not at Work: Go thrifting, make clothes, visit NYC parks, and eat my way through NYC.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Transmitter Park in Greenpoint

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    Kiarri Andrews

    DC, VA, WV, MD

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    Kiarri Andrews

    Title: Associate Director of Admission, College of Performing Arts
    Contact: andrewk@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BA Journalism, Northern Illinois University
    When Not at Work: I sleep, shop, or plan and then re-plan spending time with friends and family.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: The Upper West Side 

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

    Sam Byron

    AZ, IL, KS, MN, MO, NY, WI

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

    Sam Byron

    Title: 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.

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    Harley Dallojacono

    AL, AR, DE, LA, MS, NY, OK

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    Harley Dallojacono

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: dallojah@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BFA Drawing, Pratt Institute
    When Not at Work: I love to create art and take my puppy to the beach. I love to listen to music and cook, and I'm always looking for the best coffee shops.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Greenwich Village and the High Line

    Dena DeYoung - Admission Counselor

    Dena DeYoung

    India, Mexico, Northern Europe

    Dena DeYoung - Admission Counselor

    Dena DeYoung

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: dena@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MA Anthropology, The New School for Social Research, The New School; BA Liberal Arts with a concentration in Anthropology and Public Health, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School
    When Not at Work: I hang out with my dogs and outside—I love camping, hiking, or just sitting in a park.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Washington Square Park on a sunny day or Chinatown, eating something delicious.

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

    Mike Fakih

    Europe, Middle East, Africa

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

    Mike Fakih

    Title: Senior Director of Enrollment and Admission, 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.

    Sula Gordon - Admission Counselor

    Sula Gordon

    NJ, NM, Africa

    Sula Gordon - Admission Counselor

    Sula Gordon

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: gordonsr@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BA Visual Arts, Theatre, and Africana Studies, Hampshire College
    When Not at Work: I love to make art and cook.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Dekalb Market Hall

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    Brennan Jung

    CA, OR

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    Brennan Jung

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: jungb610@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BFA, The New School (Jazz Performance); BA, The New School (Psychology)
    When Not at Work: Play music and surf. Time outdoors keeps me going.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: The Rockaways and Pilgrim Surf! If you're looking for the heart of the ocean community in Brooklyn, it's at Pilgrim. If we're not hanging out there, we're getting barreled at Beach 62nd St.

    Kevin Kemler - Lang Admission Director

    Kevin Kemler

    CO, ID, MI, NJ, PR, UT

    Kevin Kemler - Lang Admission Director

    Kevin Kemler

    Title: Director of Admission, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
    Contact: kemlerk@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University (Theatre Performance/Pedagogy); BA, Marymount Manhattan College (Theatre Performance/Theatre History)
    When Not at Work: I love to travel, explore new places in NYC, head to the beach, or go on a hike. I'm also always on the lookout for an independent bookstore and a good coffee shop.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Anywhere in Prospect Park! There's something so magical about a park in NYC where the buildings fade from view.

    Bomi Kim - Admission Counselor

    Bomi Kim

    IN, KY, NJ, OH, PA, Latin America

    Bomi Kim - Admission Counselor

    Bomi Kim

    Title: Assistant Director of Admission, Visual Arts and Design
    Contact: kimb@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BA Art Studio, University of California Davis; MFA Visual Arts, Rutgers University
    When Not at Work: I love to cook.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Prospect Park

    Alex Kirkpatrick - Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

    Alex Kirkpatrick

    NJ, NY

    Alex Kirkpatrick - Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

    Alex Kirkpatrick

    Title: Associate Director of Admission and Communications
    Contact: alex.kirkpatrick@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BFA Jazz and Contemporary Music (Drums), School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, College of Performing Arts, The New School
    When Not at Work: I play the drums, write and record music, explore NYC on bike, cook, and spend time with friends and family.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Any bench on Eastern Parkway

    Dustin Liebenow

    Dustin Liebenow

    NY

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    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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    Ardit Marku

    IA, MT, ND, NE, SD, WY, Asia

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    Ardit Marku

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: markua@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BA Literature and Linguistics, Hunter College
    When Not at Work: Paint, read, write, travel, hike, run by the beach or some kind of body of water, and watch horror movies right before bed and then promptly regret it.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Central Park. I know everyone says it, but it is so ICONIC. That feeling of being in the middle of the city but still feeling like you're in nature will never get old to me.

    Kaitlin Miller - Admission Counselor

    Kaitlin Miller

    MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

    Kaitlin Miller - Admission Counselor

    Kaitlin Miller

    Title: Assistant Director, Lang Admission
    Contact: kaitlin@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BFA Photography, Parsons School of Design, The New School
    When Not at Work: I like to hike, kayak, and cook. All typically done with a true crime podcast on in the background.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Rockaway Beach! But my home away from home is Lil Frankie's in the East Village.

    Elizabeth Puleio -  Director of Transfer, Adult, and Visiting Admission

    Elizabeth Puleio

    Global (Adult and Transfer Students)

    Elizabeth Puleio -  Director of Transfer, Adult, and Visiting Admission

    Elizabeth Puleio

    Title: Director of Transfer, Adult, and Visiting Admission
    Contact: puleioe@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MA Higher and Postsecondary Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; Psychology, College of the Holy Cross
    When Not at Work: Experience NYC with my kids, travel, and dance.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: All of 9th Street in the East Village.

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    Nicholas Shapland

    NY, NJ

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    Nicholas Shapland

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: shaplann@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MFA, Mills College; BA, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School
    When Not at Work: Take long walks, go to museums, read poetry, write poetry.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: The Met!

    Tina Wu - Admission Counselor, College of Performing Arts

    Tina Wu

    NJ, China

    Tina Wu - Admission Counselor, College of Performing Arts

    Tina Wu

    Title: Admission Counselor, College of Performing Arts
    Contact: wut@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MM Composition, Belmont University; BM Composition, Oberlin College
    When Not at Work: I like to rock-climb and eat at vegan-friendly restaurants.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Green-Wood Cemetery

  • Contact Us

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

    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

  • Take The Next Step


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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