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. For prospective students and families, your counselor is your first contact for all questions and inquiries.

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 Brandon Nyswaner
Arizona Julianna Staples
Arkansas Kishia Hill
California — San Diego Area and Southern Orange County Sam Joustra
California — Bay Area (Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties) John Nesbitt
California — Los Angeles Area and Northern Orange County Allison Key
California — Northern California (other than Marin, San Francisco, & San Mateo Counties) Brandon Nyswaner
Colorado Sam Joustra
Connecticut Melina Prentakis
Delaware Kishia Hill
District of Columbia Kishia Hill
Florida — Broward, Martin, and Palm Beach Counties Leslie Sanderfur
Florida — Jacksonville and Panhandle Douglas Alford
Florida — Miami and Southern Florida (other than Broward, Martin, and Palm Beach Counties) Arianna Yarritu
Florida — Central and Southwest Florida Arianna Yarritu
Georgia — Fulton County Leslie Sanderfur
Georgia — Northeast and Northwest Georgia Douglas Alford
Georgia — Atlanta Suburbs - Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Clayton, Fayette, Henry, and Rockdale counties Kaila Brown
Georgia — Southern Geogria Douglas Alford
Hawaii Julianna Staples
Idaho Brandon Nyswaner
Illinois — Southern Chicago Suburbs, Rockford, Central, and Southern Illinois Keldrick Stephens
Illinois — City of Chicago Ricky Thrash
Illinois — Western and Northern Chicago Suburbs Kim Struglinski
Indiana — Northern and Southern Indiana Janessa Dunn
Indiana — Indianapolis and Central Indiana Julianna Staples
Iowa Garth Parke
Kansas Keldrick Stephens
Kentucky Janessa Dunn
Louisiana John Robert Linscomb
Maine Melina Prentakis
Maryland Kishia Hill
Massachusetts — Greater Boston (including Cambridge, Lowell, Concord, Wellesley, Milton, Lexington, & Waltham) Shane McGuire
Massachusetts — Other than Greater Boston Melina Prentakis
Michigan Garth Parke
Minnesota Garth Parke
Mississippi Sam Joustra
Missouri Keldrick Stephens
Montana Melina Prentakis
Nebraska Garth Parke
Nevada Brandon Nyswaner
New Hampshire Melina Prentakis
New Jersey Scotty Kominkiewicz
New Mexico Julianna Staples
New York — Upstate & Long Island Lena Andrews
New York — New York City Jan Deike
New York — Westchester County Melina Prentakis
North Carolina Douglas Alford
North Dakota Melina Prentakis
Ohio — Northern Ohio Lena Andrews
Ohio — Central and Southern Ohio Janessa Dunn
Oklahoma John Robert Linscomb
Oregon Brandon Nyswaner
Pennsylvania — City of Philadelphia and Montgomery County Julie Chapman
Pennsylvania — Pittsburgh and Remaining Pennsylvania John Robert Linscomb
Rhode Island Melina Prentakis
South Carolina Harper Haynes
South Dakota Melina Prentakis
Tennessee — Chattanooga Area and Upper Cumberland Mary Beth Tift
Tennessee — Knoxville Area and East Tennessee Kim Struglinski
Tennessee — Memphis Area and West Tennessee Ricky Thrash
Tennessee — Middle Tennessee (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
Territory — Guam Harper Haynes
Texas — Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth & San Antonio Areas Anna Flagg
Texas — Remaining Texas John Robert Linscomb
Texas — Greater Houston Maria Ornelas
Utah Brandon Nyswaner
Vermont Melina Prentakis
Virginia — Richmond and Remaining Virginia Lena Andrews
Virginia — Northern Virginia Kishia Hill
Washington Brandon Nyswaner
West Virginia Janessa Dunn
Wisconsin Garth Parke
Wyoming Melina Prentakis

International

LocationCounselor
Africa — Sub-Saharan Africa Allison Key
Africa — North Africa Shane McGuire
Australia & New Zealand Mary Comfort Stevens
Canada Harper Haynes
Caribbean Harper Haynes
Central America Harper Haynes
Central Asia & the Caucasus Mary Comfort Stevens
China China Team
East Asia — Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan John Nesbitt
Europe — Other than The United Kingdom and Finland John Nesbitt
Europe — The United Kingdom and Finland Julie Chapman
India and South Asia Shane McGuire
Mexico Harper Haynes
Middle East Shane McGuire
South America John Nesbitt
Southeast Asia — Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam Julie Chapman

Home School

Home School Students Mary Comfort Stevens