Member Spotlight

​Member Spotlights feature interviews with NACAC members who go above and beyond to make a difference both professionally and personally. If you would like to nominate an outstanding NACAC member to be featured in the Bulletin, email us.

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Carlos Cano. Admissions Counselor at William Paterson University (NJ). Learn how his presence on social media has influenced his work in the college admission field.

Adam Castro. Vice President for Enrollment Management at Bloomfield College (NJ). This member shares how social media has influenced his work in admission.

AhYoung Chi. Dean of College Admissions at Beverly Hills High School (CA). This member shares the opportunities and challenges she faces in making the Greater Los Angeles National College Fair successful.

Katherine Cohen. CEO, Founder and Admission Counselor at IvyWise (NY).  This member has made multiple TV appearances. Find out what morning show she especially enjoys contributing to.

April Crabtee. Director of Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment at the University of San Francisco (CA). This member shares how she manages change in the college admission field.

Nancy Cromarty. Director of University Counselling at West Point Grey Academy (Canada). This member shares the opportunities and challenges she faces as the chair for NACAC's upcoming International Universities Fair in Vancouver.

Tim Cushing. Assistant Director of Admission at Wheaton College (MA). This member shares why NACAC's Emerging Admission Professionals initiative is important.

Lindsey E. Dean. Director of College Counseling at Holy Spirit Preparatory School (GA). Interested in advocacy? She shares her key take-aways from Georgia Legislative Day.

Derek DuBose. Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at The Ohio State University. This member shares his advice for first-time national conference attendees.

Kaitlyn Flannery. Admissions Counselor at the University of California-Merced. This member shares how social media has influenced her work in college admission.

Danielle Yepa Gunderson. Counselor at Sandia Preparatory School (NM). This member shares what's most important for counselors to know when working with Native American students.

Jessica Quintana Hess. Associate Director of Admissions and Coordinator of Partnerships at Lycoming College (PA). This member shares why establishing strategic partnerships with community based organizations is important.

Ethan Knight. Executive Director at the American Gap Association (OR). This member discusses the benefits of taking a Gap Year.
 
Jeff Knox. Educational counselor at PrepMatters (MD). This member shares how independent counselors can be of the most assistance to school counselors.

Ron Koger. Special Assistant to the President at Kennesaw State University (GA). This member shares how college and university president’s offices and admission offices can work together.

Nakia Letang. Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission at Fairfield University (CT). This member shares how her experience as a first-generation student has influenced her role in college admission.

Rob Lundien.​ Professional School Counselor at Staley High School (MO). This member shares the opportunities and challenges he faces as chair of the Kansas City National College Fair.

Susan Makowski. Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission at Rider University (NJ). This member shares how school counselors and students can get the most out of NACAC's National College Fairs.

Pelema I. Morrice. Vice Provost, Enrollment Management at the University of Missouri. This member shares how his experience as a high school dropout affected his career.

Tye Mortensen. Associate Director of Admissions at Northern Kentucky University. This member shares the importance of communications and technology in college admission.
 
Katy Murphy. Director of College Counseling at Bellarmine College Preparatory (CA). NACAC’s president-elect discusses her experiences on both sides of the desk.

Patrick J. O’Connor. Director of College Counseling at the Roeper School (MI). Learn more about the third college admission book this member is working on.

Matt Ogawa. Associate Director of Admissions at Oregon State University. This member shares the aspects of the new Journal of College Admission he's most excited for NACAC members to see.

Anne Pabst. Retired College Counselor from Sunrise Lake, Minnesota. This member shares the importance for professionals in the college admission field to empathize with students.

Kristin Krycia Paddack. Department Chair and School Counselor at George Fox Middle School (MD). This member shares the value of helping students think about college early.

Bill Pepin. Director of Guidance at North Smithfield High School (RI). This member shares how he plans to celebrate National School Counseling Week.

Steffany Perez.​ Co-Director of College Counseling at the Oakwood School (CA). This member shares the challenges and opportunities she faces in her day-to-day work.

Alexander Petrie. Admission Counselor at Regis College (MA). This member shares how social media has influenced his work.

Sari Rauscher. College Counseling Director at The Waterford School (UT). This member shares the unique advantages and challenges of counseling in Utah.

Chris Reeves. High School Counselor at Beechwood High School (KY). This member shares the impact that NACAC's Imagine Grant made on his professional life.

Andre Richburg. Dean of Enrollment Management and College Relations at Atlantic Cape Community College (NJ). This member shares some of the opportunities and challenges of working at a community college.

Donna Robbins. Senior Admission Counselor at the University of Louisville (KY). This member shares the opportunities and challenges she faces in making the Louisville National College Fair successful.

Jane Rufe. School Counselor at Appleton East High School (WI). This member shares the opportunities and challenges she faces as a public school counselor.

Luis Santiago. Director of Admission at Marist College (NY).  Not only has this NACAC member been an admission professional for 13 years, but he is also a professional wrestler. 

Keyana Scales. Director of Undergraduate Admissions at North Carolina A&T State University (NC). This member shares her most gratifying experiences while working in college admission.

Kathleen Schultz. High School Counselor at NIST International School (Thailand). This member shares her advice for working with international students.

Yu Zhang. International Recruitment Coordinator at the University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (China). This member shares the opportunities and challenges she faces working in international recruitment.