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Admissions Staff

Whether you have general or specific questions, connecting with the Admissions representatives for your region is a great way to start the conversation. Connect with us!

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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
Kristin Dech Stills
Jody DuBay
Laura Linn
Isabel Nelson ’04
Jill Peterson
Tucker Peterson
Paul Raymond
Katie Reed
Jill Steele
Carla Zelada

Financial Aid Staff

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