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  • Meet Our Undergraduate Team

  • Our staff of undergraduate admission counselors are here to answer questions about your application and share stories about what it's like to study at The New School and our colleges. Read about our team below, and contact the counselor responsible for your geographic territory. 

  • Internships

    Christian Berrigan

    MD, VA, Washington, DC, WV

    Christian Berrigan

    Christian Berrigan

    Title: Admission Counselor, College of Performing Arts
    Contact: berriganc@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MM Music Performance, Mannes School of Music, College of Performing Arts, The New School; BM Music Performance, New Jersey City University
    When Not at Work: I spend time with loved ones.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Bagel Buffet

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    Sam Byron

    Illinois

    Sam Byron

    Sam Byron

    Title: Assistant Director of Admission, College of Performing Arts
    Contact: byrons@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MFA Playwriting, School of Drama, College of Performing Arts, The New School; BA Writing and BA Drama, Ithaca College
    When Not at Work: I take time for creativity and spend time outside if I can - oh, and binge-watch The West Wing.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Pizza Loves Emily in Brooklyn. It's what pure happiness would be if it suddenly manifested as a hipster pizza restaurant that also served wings and the best freakin' cheeseburger in New York City.

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    Dyenka Campa

    Global (Adult and Transfer Students)

    Dyenka Campa

    Dyenka Campa

    Title: Senior Admission Counselor, Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
    Contact: campad@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MA Higher Education Administration, Columbia University
    When Not at Work: I salsa dance, watch reality TV, and, most recently, make DIY floral arrangements.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Riverside Park. It was the first park I walked to after moving to the city.

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    Nicole Cote

    CT, ME, NH, NJ, NY (Queens), RI, VT

    Nicole Cote

    Nicole Cote

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: coten@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MA Higher Education Administration and Counseling, University of Denver; BA Art History and BA Photography, Marist College
    When Not at Work: Experiment with new recipes and binge-watch baking competitions.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: The Strand Bookstore

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    Dena DeYoung

    IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY (Brooklyn and Staten Island), OH, WI

    Dena DeYoung

    Dena DeYoung

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: dena@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MA Anthropology, The New School for Social Research, The New School; BA Liberal Arts with a concentration in Anthropology and Public Health, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School
    When Not at Work: I hang out with my dogs and outside - I love camping, hiking, or just sitting in a park!
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Washington Square Park on a sunny day or Chinatown, eating something delicious.

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    Mike Fakih

    Europe, Middle East, Africa

    Mike Fakih

    Mike Fakih

    Title: Senior Director of Enrollment and Admissions, Parsons Paris
    Contact: fakihm@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MPA, Sciences Po Paris
    When Not at Work: Meet my friends, exercise, eat, visit museums and/or exhibitions. At times, I love just sitting on my couch!
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: When I am in NYC, I like hanging out at The New School, actually, and around Union Square and Greenwich Village. In Paris, where I am based, I have countless favorite spots, especially around the central districts in the second and tenth districts of the city.

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    Jonathan Herbert

    MD, VA, Washington, DC, WV

    Jonathan Herbert

    Jonathan Herbert

    Title:Associate Director of Admission, College of Performing Arts
    Contact: herbertj@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: Post-Master's Certificate in Organization Development and MS Nonprofit Management, Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, The New School; Performer's Certificate in Euphonium Performance and BM Music Education, Eastman School of Music
    When Not at Work: I make and listen to a wide range of music, swim, and enjoy the outdoors.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: The Rockaways

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    Amanda Hosking

    China (Shanghai)

    Amanda Hosking

    Amanda Hosking

    Title: Director of Admission, College of Performing Arts
    Contact: hoskinga@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MBA, Argosy University; BA Musical Theatre Performance, Columbia College Chicago
    When Not at Work: I see as many live performances as I can!
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Delacorte Theater in Central Park

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    Alex Kirkpatrick

    NJ, NY, WA, OR, Canada

    Alex Kirkpatrick

    Alex Kirkpatrick

    Title:Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
    Contact: alex.kirkpatrick@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BFA Jazz and Contemporary Music (Drums), School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, College of Performing Arts, The New School
    When Not at Work: I play the drums, write and record music, explore NYC on bike, cook, and spend time with friends and family.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Any bench on Eastern Parkway

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    Sara Konekeo

    Global (Parsons AAS)

    Sara Konekeo

    Sara Konekeo

    Title: Senior Associate Director of Admission, Parsons AAS Programs
    Contact: konekeos@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MLS, Queens College New York; BA Creative Writing/Literature, San Francisco State University
    When Not at Work:  Tend to my garden, surf, outdoors ...
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Many spots, but Bozu in Williamsburg to eat!

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    Lauren Kushnick

    DE, NY (The Bronx), PA, India

    Lauren Kushnick

    Lauren Kushnick

    Title: Senior Associate Director of Admission, Parsons AAS Programs
    Contact: kushnicl@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BFA Art History, Skidmore College
    When Not at Work: I enjoy thrifting and exploring new places, which often go together. At home, I make things and lately have been focused on photography, drawing, and video art.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Socrates Sculpture Park and Isamu Noguchi Museum in Long Island City are amazing cultural institutions. I love their outdoor art spaces and creative installations that change every season.

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    Flynn Linehan

    CA (Santa Barbara to Orange County, Greater Imperial Valley, Coachella Valley), Canada (British Columbia)

    Flynn Linehan

    Flynn Linehan

    Title: Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
    Contact: flynn@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MFA Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, The New School; BFA Fine Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
    When Not at Work: I travel, spend time in the studio, and hang out with my cat!
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Any art museum, and especially the Museum of Modern Art (where I got my first job after college, and where New School students can visit for free!)

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    Candice MacLusky

    Central and South America, Mexico, Oceania, Southeast Asia

    Candice MacLusky

    Candice MacLusky

    Title: Senior Director of International Admission and interim Director of Admission, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
    Contact: macluskc@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MA Student Personnel Administration, New York University; BA Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware
    When Not at Work:  Travel, go to the beach, explore the city on my bike, and listen to podcasts
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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    Talin Nathalie

    AR, LA, MS, NY (Long Island), OK, TN

    Nathalie Talin Photo

    Nathalie Talin

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: talin@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MEd, Vanderbilt University; BA, UCLA
    When Not at Work:  : I travel and explore new places I've never been! I also really like trying to learn new languages and anything related to basketball.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Any of the parks in the city — Central Park being my favorite because it's close to my apartment

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    Elizabeth Puleio

    Global (Adult and Transfer Students)

    Elizabeth Puleio

    Elizabeth Puleio

    Title: Director of Transfer, Adult, and Visiting Admission
    Contact: puleioe@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MA Higher and Postsecondary Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; Psychology, College of the Holy Cross
    When Not at Work: Experience NYC with my kids, travel, and dance
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: All of 9th Street in the East Village

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    Tom Roberts

    MA, NY (Manhattan), NC, SC

    Tom Roberts

    Tom Roberts

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: robertt@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BFA Integrated Studio Arts, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
    When Not at Work:  I try out new plant-based recipes in the kitchen, preferably with a disco playlist on in the background as I cook.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Lichen, a design and furniture store/coffee shop in Brooklyn

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    Yvette Sobky Shaffer

    AZ, CO, HI, NV, NM, UT

    Yvette Sobky Shaffer

    Yvette Sobky Shaffer

    Title: Director of Admission, Parsons School of Design
    Contact: sobkyshy@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MFA Writing, Otis College of Art and Design; BA Liberal Studies, Bowling Green State University
    When Not at Work: Bake delicious food and hang out with my three children
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Momofuku Noodle Bar

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    Erin Stine

    Global

    Erin Stine

    Erin Stine

    Title: Assistant Vice President for Enrollment
    Contact: stinee@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned:  MA Media Studies, Schools of Public Engagement, The New School; BFA Photographic Illustration, Rochester Institute of Technology
    When Not at Work:  I go hiking in the mountains north of NYC.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: The Brooklyn waterfront in DUMBO

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    Tina Wu

    China (Beijing)

    Tina Wu

    Tina Wu

    Title: Admission Counselor, College of Performing Arts
    Contact: wut@newschool.edu

    Degrees Earned: MM Composition, Belmont University; BM Composition, Oberlin College
    When Not at Work:  I like to rock climb and eat at vegan-friendly restaurants.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Green-Wood Cemetery

  • Contact Us

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    New York, NY 10011
    admission@newschool.edu

    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

  • Take The Next Step


Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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