Your Admissions Counselor

At Vanderbilt, we believe in the importance of providing personal attention to each individual within the context of a high volume, highly selective admissions process. Our admissions counselors are available throughout the college search and application process.

Note:  Your counselor is based on the location of the high school you attend at the time of your graduation. If you attend a boarding school, select the location of that boarding school, not the location of your permanent residence. If you are a transfer applicant, your counselor is based on the location of the high school from which you graduated. 

For information on admission to Vanderbilt's graduate schools and programs, visit the university's academics page.

If you do not see your area listed, please use visit our contact page to contact our office. 

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United States

Alabama Kaila Brown
Alaska Sam Joustra
Arizona Sam Joustra
Arkansas Kellie Kuzmuk
California — San Diego Area Sam Joustra
California — North/San Francisco Anisha Patel
California — South/Los Angeles Nicole Molina
Colorado Sam Joustra
Connecticut Zeben Ashton
Delaware Annalise Miyashiro
District of Columbia Scotty Kominkiewicz
Florida — Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beach Areas Leslie Sanderfur
Florida — Tampa & Orlando Areas Ben Gutierrez
Florida — Panhandle & Jacksonville Areas Kristyn Fratus
Florida — Miami-Dade County Jason McGrath
Georgia — Fulton County and Northeast Georgia Leslie Sanderfur
Georgia — Other Georgia Kim Struglinski
Georgia — Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry & Rockdale Counties Julianna Staples
Hawaii John Gaines
Idaho Sam Joustra
Illinois — Other Illinois Kim Struglinski
Illinois — City of Chicago Ricky Thrash
Illinois — Chicago-North Shore Tricia Blumenthal
Indiana Janessa Dunn
Iowa Jessica Forinash
Kansas Kaila Brown
Kentucky Janessa Dunn
Louisiana Ferrell Armstrong
Maine Shane McGuire
Maryland Annalise Miyashiro
Massachusetts Shane McGuire
Michigan Jessica Forinash
Minnesota Julie Chapman
Mississippi Kellie Kuzmuk
Missouri Kaila Brown
Montana Sam Joustra
Nebraska Jessica Forinash
Nevada Anisha Patel
New Hampshire Shane McGuire
New Jersey Zeben Ashton
New Mexico Sam Joustra
New York — Upstate & All Other New York Kellie Kuzmuk
New York — Manhattan & Queens Jan Deike
New York — Westchester County John Nesbitt
New York — Bronx, Brooklyn, & Staten Island Zeben Ashton
New York — Long Island Scotty Kominkiewicz
North Carolina Allison Key
North Dakota Jessica Forinash
Ohio — Northern Ohio Maria Ornelas
Ohio — Central and Southern Ohio Janessa Dunn
Oklahoma Ferrell Armstrong
Oregon Ricky Thrash
Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Suburbs Annalise Miyashiro
Pennsylvania — City of Philadelphia and Montgomery County Ferrell Armstrong
Pennsylvania — All Other Pennsylvania Scotty Kominkiewicz
Rhode Island Shane McGuire
South Carolina Harper Haynes
South Dakota Jessica Forinash
Tennessee — Chattanooga Area and Upper Cumberland Harper Haynes
Tennessee — Knoxville Area and East Tennessee Shane McGuire
Tennessee — Memphis Area and West Tennessee Kellie Kuzmuk
Tennessee — Middle TN (other than Davidson County) Mary Beth Tift
Tennessee — Davidson County Mary Comfort Stevens
Territory — Puerto Rico Harper Haynes
Territory — U.S. Virgin Islands Harper Haynes
Texas — Dallas, Ft. Worth & San Antonio Ben Gutierrez
Texas — All Other Texas Ferrell Armstrong
Texas — Austin & Houston Kristyn Fratus
Utah Anisha Patel
Vermont Shane McGuire
Virginia Scotty Kominkiewicz
Washington Jan Deike
West Virginia Janessa Dunn
Wisconsin Jessica Forinash
Wyoming Sam Joustra


Africa — Sub-Saharan Africa Allison Key
Africa — North Africa Ferrell Armstrong
Australia & New Zealand Mary Comfort Stevens
Canada Kellie Kuzmuk
Caribbean Julie Chapman
Central America Julie Chapman
Central Asia, & the Caucasus Mary Comfort Stevens
China The China Team (Julie Chapman and Annalise Miyashiro)
East and Southeast Asia Allison Key
Europe — England and Finland John Gaines
Europe — Other Europe John Nesbitt
India and South Asia Ferrell Armstrong
Mexico Julie Chapman
Middle East Ferrell Armstrong
South America Ben Gutierrez

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