Meet the Admissions Team
Below is an alphabetical listing of the Tufts admissions officers and their geographic liaison assignments. You can reach your appointed officer by e-mailing him or her at the address provided. If you need immediate assistance with your application, please contact the Admissions Office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about applying as a transfer student, e-mail email@example.com instead.
*Please note: If you have questions regarding a specific high school (especially for Massachusetts), please call the office directly at (617) 627-3170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Njeri AllenAdmissions Counselor She, Her, Hers email@example.com
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- Virginia (not including Arlington, Alexandria, or Fairfax County)
- West Virginia
Kindred by Octavia Butler
"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare" -Audre Lorde
Jon ConleyAssistant Director of Admissions He, Him, His firstname.lastname@example.org
- New York (Suffolk County)
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
Todd DenningAssistant Director of Admissions He, Him, His email@example.com
- Connecticut (Fairfield, Litchfield, and Waterbury Counties)
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey (Middlesex County)
- Virginia (Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County)
Elephants have the longest pregnancy of any mammal at 22 months long.
The Prez Lawn, especially at sunset!
Rae Deveney '21Admissions Counselor 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-KramerAssistant Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers firstname.lastname@example.org
- SMFA at Tufts
- American Samoa
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 at Tufts He, Him, His email@example.com
- SMFA at Tufts
- Florida (Broward, Marin, and Palm Beach Counties)
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?)
Christopher FloresDirector of Admissions for Access & Outreach He, Him, His firstname.lastname@example.org
- New York (Manhattan)
I once rode an elephant through a river in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Trenton Manns '19Admissions Counselor He, Him, His email@example.com
- Connecticut (New London and Windham Counties)
- New York (Buffalo, Rochester, Monroe and Erie Counties)
- Rhode Island
Alcove between Goddard Chappel and Ballou
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." - Nelson Mandela
Gracie Marshall '15Associate Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers firstname.lastname@example.org
- California (San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, Central Coast and Central Valley)
- New Mexico
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
Bridget MooreAssociate Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers email@example.com
- Middle East
Some elephants are “lefties,” others are “righties.” Because of constant usage, their preferred tusk gets shorter over time.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – can’t pick just one
Sam NicolAdmissions Counselor He, Him, His firstname.lastname@example.org
- Connecticut (Hartford and Tolland Counties)
- New Jersey (Bergen, Hunterdon, Sussex, and Warren Counties)
- New York (Nassau County)
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!
Rhiannon PabichAssociate Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers email@example.com
- Connecticut (New Haven and Middlesex Counties)
- New York (Brooklyn)
- Texas (Amarillo, Beaumont, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, Midland)
Elephants are excellent swimmers, and use their trunks like snorkels!
Candy Chang’s public installations, especially Before I Die and I Wish This Was
Denny ParedesDirector of Strategic Planning He, Him, His firstname.lastname@example.org
- California (Southern)
- Florida (excluding Broward, Marin, and Palm Beach Counties)
- Puerto Rico
- Virgin Islands
- Latin America
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
- SMFA at Tufts
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 PitarqueSenior Assistant Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers firstname.lastname@example.org
- Southeast Asia
- Sri Lanka
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
EC-144 Income Inequality, Poverty, and Economic Justice
Dan RodriguezAdmissions Counselor He, Him, His email@example.com
- SMFA at Tufts
- New Jersey (Morris and North Passaic Counties)
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 RodriguezAdmissions Counselor He, Him, His, Él firstname.lastname@example.org
- New Jersey (Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties)
- New York (Queens)
- Texas (Austin, El Paso, Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio)
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.
Jon Sokolski '14Assistant Director of Admissions He, Him, His email@example.com
- California (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sacramento and San Francisco counties, Northern California)
Upstairs in the Campus Center (couches, pool tables, and The Sink)!
Not stepping on the Jumbo logo in the lobby of the athletic center.
Beky Stiles '12Associate Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers firstname.lastname@example.org
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey (Mercer and Somerset Counties)
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
The lawn tucked behind Paige Hall where you’ll find an unexpectedly good view of Boston and a handful of very comfortable bright blue chairs.
SCP-0031: 3D Foundations: Wood, Welding and Plaster
Aaron Watts E'18Assistant Director of Admissions, Data Analytics He, Him, His email@example.com
- New York (Bronx, Staten Island)
- Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, Lehigh Valley, Northeastern Pennsylvania)
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Lauren WilkesAssociate Director of Admissions She, Her, Hers firstname.lastname@example.org
- New York (Westchester County)
Elephants can’t jump! Even when moving at their maximum speed of 25 miles (40 kilometers) per hour, they still keep at least one foot on the ground at all times.
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali
Will Wilson '21Admissions Counselor He, Him, His email@example.com
- New Jersey (Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Southern NJ)
- New York (Hudson Valley, Rockland County, The Catskills)
- Pennsylvania (Western and Central)
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
The top floor of the Campus Center