Skip to main content

Meet the Admission Team

Whether you're a career builder or career changer, an established leader or an emerging one, Bentley is where top business students from around the world get the skills they need to build the careers they imagine. The Graduate Admission team is here to get you to that outcome, by helping you discover which program is right for you and aiding you as you go through the application process.

Admission Consultations

Let's discuss your Bentley Graduate School application

Glisery Colon
Glisery Colon
Director

Glisery Colón, Director of Graduate Admission for Bentley University has been a part of our community since 2016.  She has over 20 years of professional experience in higher education.  Originally, from Boston MA, she spent several years in southern CA working at a number of institutions.  Glisery held positions serving as a Director, recruiting students for Architecture, Design, Business, and Leadership programs.  As an adjunct instructor, she has taught Personal & Professional Development courses.  Glisery holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fisher College in Boston, MBA from Woodbury University in Burbank, CA and Bentley University’s Advanced Graduate Studies with a focus in Marketing Analytics.

Gordon Berridge
Gordon Berridge
Senior Associate Director

Gordon Berridge joined the Graduate Admission team at Bentley University in October 2013. He has close to 20 years of higher education admission experience. His previous positions included roles such as Director of Admission and Director of Recruitment at several higher educational institutions around the New England region. Gordon is an alumni of Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate School of Business, earning his M.B.A. with a concentration in leadership.  He also holds a B.S. in Communication from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. 

Andy Crawford
Andy Crawford
Associate Director

Andy began working with Bentley’s Graduate Admission team in October 2018. He has over seven years of higher education admission experience and twelve years of experience working in marketing and sales capacities. Andy holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Emmanuel College and MBA from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. In addition to his work at Bentley, Andy chairs the Marketing & Recruitment Committee for NEGAP, the New England chapter for the National Association of Graduate Enrollment Management.

Alyssa Orlando
Alyssa Orlando
Associate Director

Alyssa joined the Graduate Admission team at Bentley in October 2018. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., she has worked in graduate admission and marketing since 2014 and currently serves as secretary for the New England chapter of NAGAP, the leader in graduate enrollment management. Alyssa holds a B.A. in journalism from Ithaca College, an M.A. in higher education from Boston College, and is currently completing her dissertation for a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

Meili Jin
Meili Jin
Senior Assistant Director

Meili joined the Graduate Admission team at Bentley in March 2019. Prior to joining Bentley's Grad Admission team, she worked in international students admission operations for five years. She is originally from China and came to the US in 2009 as an international student, and received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northeastern University in Boston of Massachusetts. She is currently working on her Part-Time MBA with Business Analytics concentration at Bentley. She speaks English, Chinese, and Korean. 

Anya Gelernt-Dunkle
Anya Gelernt-Dunkle
Assistant Director

Anya joined Bentley’s Graduate Admission team in March 2019. Originally from Southern New Jersey, she worked for several years in politics and campaign finance before transitioning to education. Prior to her time at Bentley, she coordinated a program to assist international students in the college admission process. Anya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Tufts University, and is in the process of earning a Graduate Certificate in Inclusive and Responsible Leadership at Bentley.

Ksenia Zotina-Linne
Ksenia Zotina-Linne
Graduate Admission Officer

Originally from Omsk, Russia, Ksenia (Nia) moved to the U.​S.​ eight years ago. As a former international student herself, she is now eager to help Bentley students achieve their academic goals. Before joining Bentley, she held a position as a Designated School Officer supporting prospective international students. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Artistic Sporting Events from Siberian State University of Physical Education & Sports. 

Danielle Naimie
Danielle Naimie
Graduate Admission Officer

A recent graduate of the BA in Psychology and Dance Education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Danielle was active on campus serving as Chairman for Recruitment, Events and Community Service teams for various clubs and organizations. Danielle spent some time abroad studying Economics and Forensic Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Before joining Bentley, she worked as a Senior Intern of Admissions at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

GET A FIRSTHAND VIEW FROM OUR GRADUATE STUDENT AMBASSADORS

Through their personal experience, they can speak directly to you to help evaluate what program is right for you.