Meet the Admissions Team
Below is an alphabetical listing of the Tufts admissions officers and you may reach out to an admissions officer by e-mailing them at the address provided. If you need immediate assistance with your application, please contact the Admissions Office directly at email@example.com. If you have questions about applying as a transfer student, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org instead.
Sean AshburnAssociate Director of Admissions He, Him, His email@example.com
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Alison BerrymanDirector of Undergraduate Admissions She, Her, Hers firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
“A party without cake is just a meeting.” - Julia Child
Tahkeya BlakeAssociate Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers email@example.com
Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca Ramsey
Elephants create their own sunscreen by using mud and wet sand to protect their skin from the sun!
Jon ConleyAssistant Director of Admissions He, Him, His firstname.lastname@example.org
The African elephant is the world's largest land mammal – with males on average measuring up to 3m high and weighing up to 6 tonnes.
“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” - Derek Jeter
Ellie DavisAssociate Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers email@example.com
Ellie/Elly is one of the most popular names in English for Elephants!
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Rae Deveney '21Assistant Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers firstname.lastname@example.org
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
Anything with Dr. Jennifer Eyl – her class, History of Christianity 1, changed my life!
JT DuckDean of Admissions He, Him, His email@example.com
Bendetson Hall – it’s where I get to partner with an extraordinary team of colleagues to read the applications (and stories, and aspirations, and journeys, and worldviews) of some of the nation’s, and the world’s, most promising and compelling students as we build each incoming class.
If I had to pick just one: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. But with books, you never have to pick just one, so some close seconds include: The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
Julia Dudley-KramerSenior Assistant Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers firstname.lastname@example.org
Women of Paris: The Circus Lover by James Jacques Joseph Tissot is one of my favorite lesser-known paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts permanent collection.
Dumbo was recognized as Time Magazine’s “Mammal of the Year” in December 1941.
Thomas DuncanDirector of SMFA Admissions He, Him, His email@example.com
Roussel, Walser, Proust, Stein, Lispector, Michaux, Huysmans, Artaud, Pynchon, Borges, Sterne, Rabelais, Kharms, Vvedensky, Pizarnik, Seneca, Sun Ra, Trakl, Carrington, Mallarmé, Bataille, Celan, Howe, Sarraute, Zürn, any book that has a lot of long lists in it, etc.
Laura Owens, Glenn Ligon, James Ensor, Sigmar Polke, Mike Kelley, Fischli+Weiss, Theaster Gates, Tauba Auerbach, Hanne Darboven, John Rafman, Charline von Heyl, Christian Marclay, Isa Genzken, Guy de Cointet, Ree Morton, R.H. Quaytman, Dieter Roth, Adolf Wölfli, Rachel Harrison (did I mention that I’m enthusiastic about a lot of things?)
Mackenzie GrossAdmissions Counselor She, Her, Hers firstname.lastname@example.org
I have always loved Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. In a more academic context, my favorites are When Should Law Forgive by Martha Minow, The Privileged Poor by Anthony A. Jack, and The End of Adolescence: The Lost Art of Delaying Adulthood by Nancy E. Hill and Alexis Redding.
My favorite works of art are Portrait of Madame X and Lake O’Hara by Sargent, Gloucester Harbor at Sunset by Lane, Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight in the Fog by Monet, Winter Sunshine by King, and Leander’s Tower on the Bosporus by Gilford.
Justin GunnAdmissions Counselor He, Him, His email@example.com
Painting the cannon because not only does it allow students to express themselves, but needing to guard it until sunrise adds a bit of a fun challenge
"Don’t believe in yourself. Believe in me. Believe in the me who believes in you."
Nicole HorsmanAssistant Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers firstname.lastname@example.org
Elephants “talk” to each other using low-frequency sounds that humans cannot hear.
Art Matters by Neil Gaiman
Meredith LianAssistant Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers email@example.com
Recently: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. All time: Persuasion by Jane Austen or The Secret History by Donna Tartt.
The benches at the top of the President’s lawn -- you get a great view of the Boston skyline and see lots of students around enjoying the outdoor space.
Gracie Marshall '15Director of Constituent Engagement She, Her, Hers firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the familiar trumpet blast sound they're known for, elephants also purr much like cats do.
MUS-44: History of Rock 'n Roll...again
Ellie Miller '22Admissions Counselor email@example.com
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
The midnight organ concert on Halloween!
Riley MyhaverAssistant Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers firstname.lastname@example.org
The elephant brain is roughly four times larger than the human brain!
There are so many good works of art to choose from, but Martha Graham’s “Lamentation” will always be one of my favorite pieces to watch.
Indigo Naar '21Assistant Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers email@example.com
The SMFA Welding Shop
The Visitors by Ragnar Kjartansson
Valerie NamAssistant Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers firstname.lastname@example.org
Elephants say hello to each other by “hugging” their trunks – that’s so cute!
The Privileged Poor by Anthony Abraham Jack
Sam NicolAssistant Director of Admissions He, Him, His email@example.com
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Elephants can drink up to 50 gallons of water in a day, and can hold 2.5 gallons in their trunk. That’s one heck of a water bottle!
Denny ParedesDirector of Strategic Planning He, Him, His firstname.lastname@example.org
Bendetson Hall. This is not only where I get to meet students on paper in their applications, but also where I connect with them in person once they are on campus!
Painting the cannon, because it gives students an outlet to express themselves in a creative and nontraditional way.
Lindsay PikeAssociate Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers email@example.com
Lucy the Elephant is a six-story tall structure that was modeled after Jumbo by inventor James V. Lafferty in 1881. Residing in Margate City, New Jersey, Lucy is one of the oldest surviving roadside tourist attractions in America and a National Historic Landmark.
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Paz PitarqueAssociate Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers firstname.lastname@example.org
A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
EC-144 Income Inequality, Poverty, and Economic Justice
Dan RodriguezAssistant Director of Admissions He, Him, His email@example.com
Misery by Stephen King
Paul Gauguin, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (It’s in the MFA collection!)
Jolssen RodriguezAssistant Director of Admissions He, Him, His, Él firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Scott’s The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series has to be one of my favorite personal reads but Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed is one of my favorite academic reads ever. If you want to begin your understanding of how educational structures are formed, operate, and continue to inequitably thrive in our society, then Freire’s work is a must.
I know this is cheesy but “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars” has always motivated me to do my best.
Tom ScrenciAssociate Director of Admissions He, Him, His email@example.com
Baby elephants don’t learn to control their trunks until they are about 1 year old.
As a lover of the outdoors, I really enjoy basically anything by Albert Bierstadt and Paul Signac.
Jon Sokolski '14Associate Director of Admissions He, Him, His firstname.lastname@example.org
Upstairs in the Campus Center (couches, pool tables, and The Sink)!
Not stepping on the Jumbo logo in the lobby of the athletic center
Emma WaiteAdmissions Counselor She, Her, Hers email@example.com
Elephants have great memories! Their brains' temporal lobes are proportionally larger compared to humans.
Tisch Library Roof (the Boston skyline views are amazing!)
Will Wilson '21Assistant Director of Admissions He, Him, His firstname.lastname@example.org
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
The top floor of the Campus Center