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Find the counselor for your area

Whether you have general or specific questions, connecting with an Admissions representative is a great way to start the conversation. Find the counselor for your state or region.

International students, please reach out to Sarah Schmidt.

Mac in your Area

Admissions representatives may be coming to your school soon, or you can find us at a variety of online events. Search for your school or see virtual events here.

Meet the Staff

Admissions and Financial Aid staff are here to get to know you, answer your questions, and introduce you to Macalester. Find the full team below or view other ways to connect with Admissions.

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Admissions Staff

Jeff Allen
  • Jeff Allen
  • Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid
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  • 651-696-6357
  • He, Him, His
Ross Bronfenbrenner ’14
Aisha Gonzalez
  • Aisha Gonzalez
  • Senior Associate Director, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Region: Minnesota-Minneapolis, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina
  • 651-696-6357
  • She, Her, Hers
Ben Kaufman ’16
Brian Lindeman ’89
Elyan Paz
  • Elyan Paz
  • Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admissions
  • Region: NY-Bronx, New York, and Kings counties
  • 651-696-6357
  • She, Her, Hers
Makaya Kekoa Resner ’19
Jace Riggin
  • Jace Riggin
  • Assistant Director
  • Region: Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
  • 651-696-6357
  • He, Him, His | They, Them, Theirs
Sarah Schmidt
Adam Van der Sluis ’11
  • Adam Van der Sluis ’11
  • Associate Director, Admissions
  • Region: Connecticut, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia
  • 651-696-6357
  • He, Him, His
Niara Williams ’18
Veronica Zapata ’19
  • Veronica Zapata ’19
  • Admissions Officer, and First-Year Support Coordinator Hablo español
  • Region: Minnesota-Southern, Texas, California-Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne counties
  • 651-696-6357
  • She, Her, Hers

On-Campus Admissions Office Staff

We have many staff members who manage our visit experience, communications, technology, and the application selection process.

Lucy Bauer
Stuart Chmielewski ’06
  • Stuart Chmielewski ’06
  • Associate Director, Admissions Visits and Events
  • 651-696-6357
  • He, Him, His
Nicholas Conlin
Kristin Dech Stills
Jody DuBay
Laura Linn
Jill Peterson
Tucker Peterson
Paul Raymond
Katie Reed
Jill Steele

Financial Aid Staff

Jenae Schmidt
Leurseng Chang
Angela Clem ’15
Donna King
Eli Matzner
Katrina Mellin ’16