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

LocationCounselor
Alabama Kaila Brown
Alaska Allison Key
Arizona Julianna Staples
Arkansas Arianna Yarritu
California — San Diego Area Sam Joustra
California — North/San Francisco Anisha Patel
California — South/Los Angeles Nicole Molina
Colorado Sam Joustra
Connecticut Shane McGuire
Delaware Annalise Miyashiro
District of Columbia Annalise Miyashiro
Florida — Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beach Areas Leslie Sanderfur
Florida — Other Florida Arianna Yarritu
Florida — Miami-Dade County Jason McGrath
Georgia — Fulton County Leslie Sanderfur
Georgia — Other Georgia Kaila Brown
Georgia — Northeast and Northwest Georgia Harper Haynes
Georgia — Clayton, DeKalb, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry, & Rockdale Counties Kaila Brown
Hawaii John Gaines
Idaho Anisha Patel
Illinois — Chicago Suburbs Kim Struglinski
Illinois — Other Illinois Keldrick Stephens
Illinois — City of Chicago Ricky Thrash
Illinois — Chicago-North Shore Tricia Blumenthal
Indiana — Other Indiana Garth Parke
Indiana — Indianapolis and Central Indiana Julianna Staples
Iowa Annalise Miyashiro
Kansas Keldrick Stephens
Kentucky Janessa Dunn
Louisiana Ferrell Armstrong
Maine Shane McGuire
Maryland Annalise Miyashiro
Massachusetts Shane McGuire
Michigan Garth Parke
Minnesota Garth Parke
Mississippi Sam Joustra
Missouri Keldrick Stephens
Montana Sam Joustra
Nebraska Annalise Miyashiro
Nevada Anisha Patel
New Hampshire Shane McGuire
New Jersey Zeben Ashton
New Mexico Julianna Staples
New York — Upstate & All Other New York Melina Prentakis
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 Annalise Miyashiro
Ohio — Northern Ohio Melina Prentakis
Ohio — Central and Southern Ohio Janessa Dunn
Oklahoma Ferrell Armstrong
Oregon Anisha Patel
Pennsylvania — City of Philadelphia and Montgomery County Julie Chapman
Pennsylvania — All Other Pennsylvania Melina Prentakis
Rhode Island Shane McGuire
South Carolina Harper Haynes
South Dakota Annalise Miyashiro
Tennessee — Chattanooga Area and Upper Cumberland Harper Haynes
Tennessee — Knoxville Area and East Tennessee Garth Parke
Tennessee — Memphis Area and West Tennessee Ricky Thrash
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 — Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth & San Antonio Ben Gutierrez
Texas — All Other Texas Ferrell Armstrong
Texas — Houston Maria Ornelas
Utah Anisha Patel
Vermont Shane McGuire
Virginia — All Other Virginia Melina Prentakis
Virginia — Northern Virginia Scotty Kominkiewicz
Washington Allison Key
West Virginia Janessa Dunn
Wisconsin Garth Parke
Wyoming Sam Joustra

International

LocationCounselor
Africa — Sub-Saharan Africa Allison Key
Africa — North Africa Ferrell Armstrong
Australia & New Zealand Mary Comfort Stevens
Canada John Nesbitt
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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