Meet the Admissions Team

Manhattan College's undergraduate admissions team is available to help answer any questions you may have during the admissions process. See our counselor territories section below to find out who your regional counselor is! 

We're here for you.

Whether you have plans to apply and have questions, want to schedule a campus tour (in person or virtually) or just want to talk about your options, feel free to contact us directly. 

  • Benjamin Boivin
    Director of Undergraduate Admissions /  International Admissions Counselor

    P: 718-862-8138

    Counselor Territory: Worldwide

    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."



New York City

  • Anna Rosario
    Admissions Counselor

    P: 718-862-7908

    Counselor Territory: Brooklyn and Manhattan

    More about me: I'm a native New Yorker born and raised in the Bronx, currently living in Bergen County, NJ. I earned my bachelor's in International Studies from Manhattan College (Go Jaspers!) in 2020. I love meeting new people, traveling and going on adventures; I've visited 15 countries and plan on going back to Italy or Greece next. As an undergraduate student I worked in the Admissions office at Manhattan as a Tour Guide and am extremely excited to be back working in the same office a year after graduation, helping students fall in love with the same place I called home for four years.

    Favorite thing about Manhattan College: Our Lasallian mission and the emphasis on educating students on social justice in every academic program on campus. As a student I especially enjoyed participating in the LOVE program through the Campus Ministry & Social Action (CMSA) Office on campus. Through this program I learned how to become a warrior for social justice and had the opportunity to travel to different communitites for week long service immersion trips. I also love the fact that Manhattan College is a Fair Trade Campus and that we have fair trade goods sold throughout campus; we have the best fair trade chocolate!

    Favorite thing about New York City: I absolutely love history, so it comes as no surprise that my favorite thing about NYC is The Museum of Natural History and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I love learning about cultures that came before ours and ones that are still thriving today; I get to experience this for free through the exhibits in the Museum of Natural Hisotry and through the art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A perk of being a student in NYC is that you can go to the museums for free and just give a donation!

    Advice for future students: Take advantage of all the programs and events that the school has to offer: spring concerts, discounted sporting events, broadway shows, pep rallies, trips, etc. To be a Jasper is to support your community and I always encourage students to take the time to be a part of it.



  • Jose De La Cruz
    Admissions Counselor

    P: 718-862-7549

    Counselor Territory: Queens and Staten Island

    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.

  • Lauren Checo
    Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

    P: 718-862-8679

    Counselor Territory: The Bronx

    More about me: I'm a native New Yorker and have lived in the Bronx for most of my life. I recieved my bachelor's degree in English literature from Colgate University and my master's degree in higher education administration from CUNY Baruch. I grew up hearing about Manhattan College and many of my friends attended. I am honored to work at Manhattan College now and to help spread the word about the great things going on here. When I'm not at work, you can usually find me reading on the 1 train (right next to Manhattan College) on my way to try out new resturants or food in and around NYC, meeting up with friends, or headed to a concert.

    Favorite thing about Manhattan College: I love working with Manhattan students. They are kind and supportive toward each other and toward the community at large.

    Favorite thing about New York City: I love the level of diversity that you can find in New York City. It's everywhere -- from the 600+ languages you can hear spoken on the street, to the unbeatable variety of cuisines you can sample, to the range of visual and performance art you can appreciate!

    Advice for future students: Take advantage of all you can learn through a liberal arts education at Manhattan! Embrace the well-rounded majors and variety of electives available.



New York State

  • Nick Marter
    Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

    P: 718-862-7905

    Counselor Territory: Long Island

    More about me: I'm a Long Islander at heart who's spent time in Queens and now reside in Rockland County. I graduted with my M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University. As first-generation college grad (meaning I'm the first in my family to attend college), I enjoy working with families throughout the entire college search and application process. I've been working in college admissions since 2015, and have been with Manhattan College since 2018. You'll find me spending my free time rooting for the Mets and Rams, and seeing my family and friends. As a new Rockland County resident, I love exploring the area, trying new restaurants and finding new places to hike!

    Favorite thing about Manhattan College: The location. Our campus location is truly distinctive. You'll be hard pressed to find a green, walkable college campus nestled into a huge metropolitan area like New York City. Our 23-acre campus features classrooms, residence halls, athletic venues, lounge spaces, dining options and more, all in a cozy campus that's close to everthing you love about NYC. We are a quick five-minute walk to the 1 train, which takes you south to midtown, Grand Central Station, Penn Station, the Financial District and more. Don't forget, we are directly across the street from Van Cortlandt Park, the third-largest park in the city. Whether you're a "city person" or not, Manhattan College's location is perfect!

    Favorite thing about New York City: The Opportunities. Our students are lucky enough to be minutes away from some of the best performers, athletes, parks, and museums in the world, and can gain work experience alongside the best engineers, businesspeople, medical and communications professionals. The opportunites are endless.

    Advice for future students: Get involved. Join clubs, stay after class, meet people, explore the city, make connections. Create a well-rounded experience for yourself.



  • Evelyn Orellana
    Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

    P: 718-862-7919

    Counselor Territory: Capital Region & Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange counties

    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.




  • Stephanie Germosen
    Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

    P: 718-862-8255

    Counselor Territory: New Jersey, Lower Westchester, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia

    More about me: I was born and raised in the Bronx and now live in Rockland County. What I love best about New York is that it never stays the same. I attended Aquinas High School in the Bronx, then went to pursue a bachelor's degree in Educational Studies at St. Thomas Acquinas College and a master's degree in Business Education and Organizational leadership. I’ve always had a passion for helping people. I'm a first-generation college graduate and remember that applying to schools was a tough process! I'm happy to assist students in taking a big step towards college. When I am not visiting high schools, I am fulfilling my foodie dreams of trying every aesthetically pleasing restaurant in the New York/New Jersey area.

    Favorite thing about Manhattan College: While there are so many great things about Manhattan College, my favorite part is the community. Everyone is supportive of each other and open to discovering their role in their community and how to make an impact in the world. Our students, faculty and staff are concerned with the “bigger picture” and I'm happy to be a part of it.

    Favorite thing about New York City: I have lived in New York City my whole life and am stil finding new things to explore. Some people underestimate the beauty of their own hometown, so one day I decided to be a tourist in my own city and fell in love with New York all over again. It's so diverse and ever-changing that you can find something to suit your every mood.

    Advice for future students: Explore everything while you’re here! Get involved and have fun. The only way you get to know yourself is by doing. Find out what you do (and don’t) like. It can only benefit you, right? It's okay to feel confused along the way. This is the time to find yourself -- and you’re in a safe space to do so.



  • Robert Rahni
    Associate Director of Transfer and Veteran Admissions

    P: 718-862-7299

    Counselor Territory: Nationwide with a primary focus on the Northeast region

    More about me: Born and raised in New York, I hold dual bachelor's degrees in business management and psychology, as well as a master's in counseling. I've spent the bulk of my career assisting students with military backgrounds transition to higher education. Manhattan is the third institution of higher education I've worked for. I have also taught upper-level psychology courses as an adjunct. I'm an avid lifelong New York Knicks fan and basketball enthusiast! Most weekends you can find me at the local gym running up and down and getting shots up! I enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures and traditions, and have visited at least 25 countries and counting to date.

    Favorite thing about Manhattan College: The Jasper family is a powerful one. Manhattan College provides a tightly knit, supportive environment that allows its students to grow both academically and personally. Playing a my part as a member of this village is extremely gratifying.

    Favorite thing about New York City: I'm a foodie, so having a diverse array of cuisines all within one city is just fantastic! One of the great things about New York City is being able to walk to so many amazing restaurants. I love stepping inside and being greeted with a warm, inviting ambiance and intoxicating aromas while speaking to people from all walks of life. It's part of what makes NYC a special place to call home.

    Advice for future students: Try to be involved in as many things as you have the bandwidth for. College is a time of self-discovery and reflection. I'm a firm believer that you get to know what you like based on what you don't like. The only way you're able to gain the insight of the latter is by either experiencing things firsthand or reading about it or talking withothers. Informational interviews are key here! Don't be afraid to engage your professors and visit them during office hours to glean pointers from their experiences.