Vanderbilt’s New Admissions Counselors
Last week, applications officially opened for the Class of 2024, and Vanderbilt’s admissions counselors are already traveling the country to meet prospective students through the Vanderbilt Road Shows. This year, we’re thrilled to introduce five new Vanderbilt admissions counselors. These newest members of our team will represent Vanderbilt at high school visits, college fairs, and other events — look for them visiting your area this fall!
Your Vanderbilt admissions counselor is assigned based on the location of your high school. See our full listing to find your Vanderbilt admissions counselor.
|Ben Bousquet. Originally from Winchester, Virginia, Ben is a graduate of LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA, and received his M.Ed. from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. During graduate school, he served as a practicum student in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and as a graduate assistant in the Center for Student Wellbeing. Prior to his arrival in Nashville, he served as an admissions counselor at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. Ben works with students from New Jersey and from the Bucks and Chester County areas of Pennsylvania. He also serves as a member of the PreVU and Counselor Conference teams.
|Laura McCann. Laura, who is originally from Paducah, Kentucky, is a graduate of Millsaps College and received her M.Ed. from Ole Miss. She has served since 2015 as the regional admissions representative for the University of Tennessee based in Cincinnati, Ohio. At OUA, Laura works with students from Indiana, Kentucky, Central and Southern Ohio, and West Virginia. She also serves as a member of the Vandy Fan for a Day, MOSAIC, Anchor Days, and PreVU teams.
|Mackenzie Moreno. A Southern California native, Mackenzie is a graduate of Texas Christian University, and received her M.Ed. from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. During graduate school, she served as a VU residential colleges graduate fellow, and as a graduate assistant in the Office of Study Abroad. Mackenzie works with students from Oklahoma and Central, East, and West Texas. She also serves as a member of the Counselor Conference team.
|Sabrina Paxton. Sabrina, who was born in Northern Idaho and has lived in various cities including San Diego, Atlanta, and Orlando, is a graduate of Emory University, and received her M.Ed from the College of William & Mary. While pursuing her M.Ed. at W&M, she served as a graduate assistant in Fraternity/Sorority Life and as an intern in the Undergraduate Admissions Office. At OUA, Sabrina works with students from the Orlando, Jacksonville, and Panhandle areas of Florida; Westchester County in New York; and Pennsylvania (other than the Philadelphia area). Sabrina serves as a member of the PreVU and Anchor Days teams.
|Annie Wells. Annie, a native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, is a graduate of Davidson College, and received her M.Ed. from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. During graduate school, she served as a practicum student in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and as a graduate assistant for Vanderbilt’s Office of Housing and Residential Education. Annie works with students from Northern California, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, as well as East and Middle Tennessee. Annie serves as a member of the Vandy Fan For A Day and Black & Gold Days teams.
Your counselor is here to help you with everything from the admissions process, to questions about Vanderbilt, to what it’s like to live in Nashville. Even if you’ve connected with your Vanderbilt admissions counselor in the past, please be sure to visit our updated counselor list since assignments can change from year to year.
We look forward to hearing from you!