Meet the Admissions Staff
The admissions staff is eager to help you throughout the admissions process. Please feel free to contact any counselor below.
Dean of Admissions
>> I was born in Boston and raised just south of the city. I spent my undergraduate and graduate years in New York, earning a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's in organizational and industrial psychology. I truly enjoy getting to know more about you through your personal statements or chatting with you during a campus visit. I have been an athlete all my life and swam competitively throughout college. When I am not at work, I like to spend as much time as I can outdoors. I try to take one adventure trip a year in addition to leading a wilderness service trip. I look forward to helping you through the admission process.
Territories: New York (Manhattan)
Director of Admissions
>> I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland before making my way to the Boston area almost fifteen years ago for college. As an undergraduate student, I studied marketing communications and then later earned my Master’s Degree in counseling and psychology. I love the rich history and culture that make Boston such a vibrant city; in my opinion, there’s no better place to study! I feel so fortunate to have a career that allows me to travel the world and meet people from so many different backgrounds through the application process. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you might have.
Territories: California (West Los Angeles & Hollywood), Maryland, Puerto Rico, Virginia, Washington D.C.
Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment
>> I oversee the offices of admissions, as well as student affairs, housing, athletics, financial aid, student accounts, the Hiatt Career Center, the Health Center, the Inter-Faith Chaplaincy, the Inter-Cultural Center, orientation, and others serving the Brandeis community. I am also a senior lecturer teaching courses in communications and public speaking. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, I have worked for universities across the country before finding a home here at Brandeis University. I provide ongoing updates on Facebook and Twitter @deanflagel.
>> A proud Cantabrigian, born and raised in Cambridge, MA, I ventured to the South to attend college at a small liberal arts institution in Kentucky, Centre College, where I studied International Studies and Spanish as a Posse Scholar. Prior to joining the Brandeis University Admissions team, I served as a Senior Trainer at the Posse Foundation here in Boston, where I supported cohorts of Posses through the college process and prepared them to be leaders on their respective college campuses. I have a genuine interest in supporting students through the college process and finding an institution that is right for them. When I am not at work, you can find me spending time with friends and family or venturing to exotic new lands across the globe. I cannot wait to find out more about you and to help you through the Brandeis admissions process.
Territories: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut (Hartford, Fairfield & Litchfield County), Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts (Quincy, Plymouth), Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas (metro-Houston)
Annie Chiorazzi '11
>> I hail from Old West, specifically Tucson, Arizona. I graduated from Brandeis in 2011 with a B.A. in Politics and American Studies and after graduation I went on to earn my M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs. I am excited to have the opportunity to help shape future classes of Brandeisians. During my time at Brandeis I found myself involved in many clubs including the Undergraduate Theater Collective and Students for Environmental Action (the largest activist club on campus). I was also active in the Department of Community Living where I served as a Community Advisor for two years. I am ecstatic to be part of this admissions team and to share my experiences and love of Brandeis with prospective students and their families!
Territories: Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, New York (Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens & Staten Island), Rhode Island, Utah
Associate Director of International Admissions
>> I was born in Lima, Peru and grew up in Southern California before graduating from Wesleyan University with a degree in Political Science & International Affairs. I lived in Washington D.C. for five years before making the move to Boston and I’ve truly enjoyed being back in New England ever since. Having worked with international students and families from many different countries, I’ve been lucky enough to share the great benefits and advantages of US higher education with countless people. Helping to bring students into a dynamic community like Brandeis not only to share with, but also to learn from, their peers truly motivates me to continue working in this field. Outside of work you can find me traveling, cooking, and enjoying all the breathtaking beauty the Boston area has to offer. I love learning about food from around the world and bringing recipes and techniques back to my own kitchen.
Territories: Florida (South)
International Territories: Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, South & Central America
Alex Faye '15
>> A proud native of southern New Jersey, I look forward to meeting prospective students from my home state and our neighbors to the west and south. I graduated from Brandeis in 2015 with majors in American Studies and Politics, and minors in Legal Studies and Music. While at Brandeis I music directed and conducted several musicals with the Undergraduate Theatre Collective, I was a coordinator for the Waltham Group, our community service organization, and I studied abroad in the Netherlands with the Brandeis in The Hague Program. When I’m not at the admissions office you can most likely find me exploring Boston and its restaurants with my friends, geeking out about electoral politics, or rooting for the Philadelphia Phillies. I am so excited to be a part of the admissions team at Brandeis and look forward to getting to know you!
Territories: Delaware, Massachusetts (Waltham & Lexington), New Jersey
Sara Lodgen '14
>> I grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts, and graduated from Brandeis in 2014 with a B.A. in Business and American Studies and a minor in Film, Television, and Interactive Media. As an undergraduate, I was a dancer, choreographer, and board member for several dance groups on campus. I also served as an Undergraduate Department Representative for the American Studies department and as a Student Ambassador for Admissions. Following my passion for travel and international cultures, I spent the first semester of my junior year abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. I am so excited to have returned to Brandeis as part of the admissions team!
Territories: California (Excluding West Los Angeles & Hollywood)
International Territory: Israel
>> After growing up in Western Massachusetts, traveling up to Maine for college, and working in Washington D.C for several years, I am excited to be back in my home state. I earned my B.A in English from Bates College, then transitioned into Admissions work in D.C. I really enjoy working with students and I look forward to seeing the unique qualities each of you bring to our incoming class. In my free time I enjoy getting outside, reading, and creating or viewing artwork. I am looking forward to exploring the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and taking advantage of all the fantastic events going on in this area. I love to hear people’s stories, so I am excited to meet you all and help make the admissions process as easy as possible!
Territories: Florida (Central & Panhandle), Massachusetts (Western & Worcester), North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia
International Territory: China
Doug Nevins '11
>> A native Bay Stater, I graduated from Brandeis University in 2011 with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing. I love the arts community at Brandeis, and as a student, I played in the Jazz Ensemble and Saxophone Quartet and helped to organize poetry slams and readings. My experiences as a tour guide inspired me to continue working with prospective students, with a particular interest in college access and international education. Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, exploring Greater Boston’s many eclectic neighborhoods, and seeing movies and live music. I am so happy to be back in the admissions office and look forward to helping you learn more about Brandeis.
Territories: Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington
International Territories: Africa, Canada, Middle East (excluding Israel), South Asia (excluding India), Southeast Asia
>> My northern trajectory: from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Texas, then North Carolina and now Massachusetts. I am happy to call the Boston area my new home. I have worked in undergraduate admission since 2005 and have loved every minute. I am passionate about assisting high school students on their transition to a four-year university. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family while we explore the Boston area and New England. I love experiencing all the history that has taken place in this area!
Territories: Louisiana, Massachusetts (Boston & Cambridge), Texas (excluding metro-Houston)
Assistant Director of Admissions Marketing & Communications
>> I was born in Boston and grew up just south of the city. I spent my undergraduate years at the University of Connecticut, earning Bachelor's degrees in Communications and Spanish. Currently, I am pursuing a Master's Degree in Digital Marketing and Design at Brandeis. Throughout my time at UConn, I spent many years volunteering for admissions, where I discovered my passion for telling authentic stories and informing prospective students of the experiences that lie ahead. I truly enjoy sharing the stories of our wonderful Brandeisians with prospective students while providing information on all of the opportunities that await on our campus. When I'm not at work, you can find me cooking or cheering on the New England Patriots. I am so happy to be a part of a collaborative team that supports our prospective students and their families throughout the college search and application process.
Jessica Schulman '12
>> Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, I graduated from Brandeis in 2012 with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Education Studies. I then obtained my M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. While at Brandeis, I was a four-year member of the Women's Soccer team, captaining the team during my senior year. I was also fortunate to spend a semester studying abroad in Istanbul, Turkey. In my free time, I like to run, rock climb, ski, and travel. I am excited to be part of the admissions team and can't wait to meet future Brandeisians!
Territories: Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New York (Upstate), North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Vermont
International Territory: East Asia (excluding China)
>> Hello and welcome! I spent my childhood molded by the sweet smells of corn and soybeans and the (small) hills of northwestern Illinois. I moved to Boston to explore urban life and spend time in America’s college town as I completed my master’s degree in Higher Education from Boston College in 2010. What I discovered was a passion for education and helping students explore their college options. Now I am lucky enough to help you. My professional interests include transfer and first generation students, but when I am not working, I love traveling, reading, baking, hiking, and spending time with my family, which includes my sleepy dog Delta. I hope you will ask me any questions and I am looking forward to learning more about you.
Territories: Connecticut (New Haven, Middlesex), Maine, Massachusetts (Essex County, Lowell & Concord), Missouri, New Hampshire
>> I was born in Boston and grew up just west of the city. I spent my undergraduate years studying psychology and economics, and recently received a master's in higher education. I've lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the past four years. When I'm not at work I enjoy traveling, exploring the Boston culinary scene, cheering on the Red Sox, and spending time with my family, friends and dogs.
Territories: Illinois, New York (Manhattan)
International Territories: Australia & Oceania, India
>> Born in Boston, I was raised on (not in) Long Island, New York in a small town called Centerport. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.A. in English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. During my undergraduate career, I was extremely involved in the Admissions Department, working both as a campus tour guide and also as an admissions fellow. I discovered not only a passion for higher education, but a strong desire to help students navigate the ever-changing landscape of college admissions. When I'm not in the office, you can find me exploring the streets of Boston, baking cookies, and cheering on the New York Islanders. I am thrilled to be a part of the Brandeis Admissions team and look forward to meeting you.
Territories: Connecticut (New London, Windham), Massachusetts (Cape Cod, Norfolk & Bristol), New York (Westchester & Long Island)