Meet the Admissions Team
Manhattan College's undergraduate admissions team is available to help answer any questions you may have during the admissions process.
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Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Counselor Territory: Worldwide, Midwest/ Western US
More about me: I earned my bachelor's and master's degrees from Manhattan College. During my college years, I spent time seeing live music in NYC, going to games at Yankee Stadium, playing Super Smash Brothers with friends, and finding the most affordable food spots in Riverdale (my favorite is still Broadway Joe's pizza). Being from Albany, New York, I grew up hiking, which is why I think of Manhattan College as the most "upstate New York" campus in New York City.
Favorite thing about New York City: Bike trails! New York is known for art, culture, food, historic buildings, Broadway musicals and sporting events. People don't talk enough about all the places to see by bicycle. My new favorite trail runs from Van Cortlandt Park (across the street from Manhattan College) all the way to Buffalo, New York -- or the Canadian border!
Advice for future students: Research the major you might want to study, but don't feel too pressured to choose a major if you need more time to decide--that's what college is for. Manhattan College does an amazing job helping new students choose a path in life. Remember, if you don't know what you want to do for the rest of your life, you aren't "undecided" -- you're "open-minded."
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Counselor Territory: Northern NJ, Orange and Rockland County (NY), Southwestern U.S.
More about me: Born and raised in the Bronx, I believe New York City is the best city in the world! My role at Manhattan has allowed me to further strengthen my rapport with my community. I enjoy building relationships with professionals who share the same motivation to help students pursue their academic goals.
Favorite thing about Manhattan College: Manhattan College offers students the opportunity to pursue more than one interest. Our faculty and staff provide students with information, guidance and real-world experience to ensure they are exploring every option avaiable to them. Nothing is out of reach for our students.
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Counselor Territory: New England, Western, Central, Hudson Valley and Long Island (NY)
More about me: I'm from Westchester, NY (which contrary to what you think, is not upstate!). I completed my bachelor's in Middle East Studies at Sarah Lawrence College and my master's in International Educational Development at Teachers College, Columbia University. I have several years of experience working in graduate admissions. I'm also a photographer, and on weekends you can find me scouting instagrammable locations in NYC and Westchester.
Favorite thing about Manhattan College: Manhattan College has a unique edge that sets it apart from other colleges: the location. The gorgeous campus gives you that traditional college experience that you see in the movies (A Beautiful Mind was filmed here). Plus, you are right next to the 1 train, and a short subway ride will take you right into the city. You get to experience the best of both worlds.
Favorite thing about New York City: As a photographer, NYC is an ideal location for candid photography. There are so many sights to see and so many things to do - it's impossible to be bored.
Advice for future students: There are so many opportunities right at your fingertips, so don't be afraid to take advantage of all Manhattan College has to offer outside of the classroom. Get involved on campus. Join a club or activity that you are passionate about and meet other people with similar interests. Your classmates will be your future professional network so treat everyone with respect. Build meaningful relationships with your professors because they have so much insight they can share. The resources are all here so all you need to do is take the first step.
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Counselor Territory: Central and Southern NJ, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Southeastern U.S.
More about me: I am from the Jersey Shore. I attended Cabrini University where I majored in Digital Communications and Social Media with a minor in Political Science and Theater. I enjoy the beach, golfing and going to Broadway shows. I am also an avid Yankees, Devils and NASCAR fan!
Favorite thing about Manhattan College: My favorite part about Manhattan College is the Jasper Community! I love how welcoming everyone is from students, faculty and staff from the moment you step on campus.
Favorite thing about New York City: I love all the different types of food this city has to offer, especially the many great pizza places around campus.
Advice for future students: Start making connections early. I encourage you to take advantage of the Career Center to connect with our alumni network.
Jose De La Cruz
Counselor Territory: Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island (NYC), Southeastern U.S.
More about me: I'm a native New Yorker born in the Dominican Repulic but raised in Upper Manhattan. I earned my Bachelor's in Business Management from Manhattan College in 2021. I was also part of the Men's baseball team. As a student, I spent most of time training for baseball and studying. On my off days I enjoy taking adavantage of what NYC has to offer, going to different stadiums and arenas, eating different foods I never tried before, and sight seeing. When I'm not out exploring NYC, I love to play video games. Attending Manhattan College allowed me to experience a high end personolized education while staying close to home. Manhattan College opened so many doors and allowed me build relationships that will last a lifetime.
Favorite thing about Manhattan College: There is a lot to love about Manhattan College but what stands out the most is our community. Here at Manhattan, we value each student for who they are. We make sure every student feels welcome and comfortable while getting a top notch education. Our professors know our students on a personal level and often help them with Interships, research opportunity, and job placement. Not just our professors but our faculty, staff and most importantly our alumni. We have such amazing alumni who love to give back and help our current students. At Manhattan you are truly supported by a whole community who ready to help you succeed with open arms.
Favorite thing about New York City: My favorite thing about NYC is the diversity. Being a first generation college graduate was a big accomplishment for my entire family. Manhattan College has 30% of their whole student population consider themselves minority. This number is only increasing. New York City is the most diverse city in the world and we have students from 45 different states and 48 different countries. I love exploring the different ethnic places NYC has to offer. You can take the subway and in a few stops you feel like you've traveled to a different country.
Advice for future students: My advice for future students is to take advantage of everything Manhattan has to offer. Get involved in a club or intermurals. Take advantage of the guest speakers and job fairs we offer. Network with your faculty and staff. Build relationship with your peers. Getting involved in different campus activities goes a long way. You never know what opportunity can rise up and the best way to take advantage is to get involved.
Counselor Territory: The Bronx, Manhattan, Southern Westchester, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic
More about me: I was born and raised in the heart of the Dominican Republic, Santiago. In my early teens, I moved to New York and fell in love with the city that never sleeps! I enjoy trying new dishes, watching Netflix shows/documentaries, and most importantly, spending time with my dog, Luca.
I am a proud Jasper and a member of the graduating class of 2021. During my time as a student, I enjoyed working on campus and being a member of the Women in Business club. I loved the diverse events that were hosted on campus and the connections I made throughout the years.
Favorite thing about Manhattan College: My favorite part about Manhattan College is the welcoming, tight-knit atmosphere. As soon as I stepped onto campus, I knew Manhattan would become my second home. I also love working with students and guiding them through the different opportunities and tools that they have available.
Favorite thing about New York City: There is always something to do in the city! Whether it is exploring a new museum or reading at a new coffee shop. The city has endless activities and opportunities to pursue.
Advice for future students: Never be afraid to ask questions and explore outside your major! That can lead you to pursuing a minor in a different field or studying abroad in another continent. I encourage that future Jaspers make the most of their experience and always take advantage of the different resources available.
Transfer Admissions Counselor
Counselor Territory: New York metropolitan area
More about me: I was born and raised just outside of New York City in Westchester County, NY. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Manhattan College. My family has deep roots in the Bronx area around Manhattan College, so returning to help students and their families is a privilege. Outside of Manhattan College and as a lifelong nerd, I spend my weekends watching reruns of Star Trek, playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends, and debating which is the best superhero team. My favorite aspect of the College is the people. The students, the faculty, and staff are the shining stars of Manhattan College. Each member of the Jasper community is always supportive and uplifting to their fellow Jaspers.
Favorite thing about New York City: Easily, my favorite thing about New York City is its ongoing evolution. Each time you step on to the street, the city has something new to offer. Between new Broadway shows, art gallery openings, and off the beaten track restaurants, every experience of the city is new and unique.
Advice for future students: Try a little of everything! Manhattan College is the best place to explore anything and everything that piques your interest. So take that random philosophy class or join an intramural sport that you’ve never heard of before. You never know where the adventure is going to take you but your fellow Jaspers have your back!