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Find your enrollment counselor and begin your journey at Bentley University! We know that choosing a college is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. So we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the choice that’s right for you. Our admission counselors are available to talk or answer questions, so feel free to reach out if there’s anything we can do to make your college search easier. If you want to know which admission counselor you'll be working with, contact us

Erik Abramson
Erik Abramson
Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: NY, NJ (Bergen County)

Bentley Advice: Do some research prior to going on your campus visits! This will help you get a good feel for the school, ask the right questions while on campus, and ensure that you are making the most of your visit.

admission counselor, emma brown
Emma Brown
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: ME (Southern), MD, VA and CO

Favorite Bentley Moment: My favorite moments are in the month of April when admitted students come to campus and we can see in their faces that they have found their home for the next four years. The college process can be very stressful so seeing families celebrate the decision is exciting.

shanell caratagena
Shanell Cartagena
Senior Assistant Director, International Undergraduate Admission
Territories: Latin America, Caribbean Islands, Europe
Native Spanish Speaker

Bentley Advice: As a former international student myself, I understand the complexity of the process of researching, applying and selecting an institution that will be the “right fit” academically and socially. I encourage you to contact each institution you are applying to and reach out to current students to learn about their experience!

jane croke
Jane Croke
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: MA (Cape Cod and Islands & Middlesex County), CT (Litchfield County), NY (Westchester County)

Bentley Advice: Relax! And stay organized. Keep all of your college search information (such as deadline information, application requirements, websites, login and passwords) in one place to help you stay on target and give you peace of mind that you will meet all of your deadlines.

admission counselor, kristen gallant
Kristen Gallant
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: CA (San Diego, South and East Los Angeles, Orange County, Northern), CT (Fairfield County)

Favorite Bentley Moment: One of my favorite events on campus is our Fall Open House. It’s exciting to see prospective students and their families take part in this exciting event that showcases all of what Bentley has to offer!

clare gallogly
Clare Gallogly
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: NJ (Southern Jersey, Camden, Jersey Shore, Princeton Area, Morris, Union, Essex, Passaic, Hudson), PA (Philadelphia area)

Favorite Bentley Moment: Our panels for prospective students are one of my favorite events hosted by Undergraduate Admission. In this informal setting, interested students can ask questions to current students and get the inside scoop on life at Bentley.

brittney jackson
Brittney Jackson
Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: CT (New Haven Area, New London & Windham Counties)

Bentley Advice: Visit as many schools as you can, ask a lot of questions and listen to your gut!

Karen Karidoyanes
Director, Undergraduate International and Transfer Admission
Territories: Middles East, Europe, Scandinavia, Northern Africa, Central Asia
Native Greek Speaker & Intermediate in Spanish

Bentley Advice: After over 30 years working in international education, each interaction with an International student continues to bring a learning experience for me. I oversee Bentley’s international admission and encourage prospective students to challenge themselves both inside and outside of the classroom.

Shatasia Kearse
Shatasia Kearse
Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: MA (Worcester Counties, Boston, South Shore Area)

Bentley Advice: My advice for students looking for the right college is to look at the admission counselors’ bios and talk to them during our visit. Every counselor has their own experience to share!

becca kelly
Rebecca Kelly
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: NY (Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Nassau County, Suffolk County)

Favorite Bentley Moment: The first nice day on campus after a cold winter. It’s so fun to see students gather on the green space and play games all day. The energy is always great and it makes me want to be a Bentley student!

lihuan lai
Lihuan Lai
Associate Director of Admission, Asia
Territory: Asia
Native Cantonese, Mandarin & Hakka speaker

Bentley Advice: Take advantage of virtual student chats or webinars if you cannot come visit campus. It’s a great way to learn about Bentley students and their experiences! We also offer Skype interviews as well. It is a good chance for you to tell us more about you!

Javier Monterrosa
Javier Monterrosa
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission and Enrollment Analyst
Territory: FL (Palm Beach/Ft. Lauderdale, Miami & Southern Florida), RI, WA (Seattle)
Native Spanish Speaker; Intermediate in Italian

Favorite Bentley Event: As an international Bentley alum, one of my favorite memories is the Festival of Colors organized by the International Student Association. This event brings cultures together through performances - from singing, to dancing, to food! It really showcases the diversity within our student population.

Jake Mulvey
Jake Mulvey
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: MA (Western and South Coast Area), VT, GA, NY (Albany), NJ (Bergen, Middlesex and Monmouth Counties)

Bentley Advice: Take your time while filling out the application and make sure that you have a counselor or teacher review your essay. Also, if you feel that you cannot convey everything that you would like to on the application itself, do not hesitate to send along a resume with your application.

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Susan Ohnemus-Hogan
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

Favorite Bentley Moment: Convocation for the new students. All new students meet in one large group and are welcomed by the President and faculty. It is a great way to start your life at Bentley!

sara rathbuun
Sara Rathbun
Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: Transfer students with last names beginning A-K

Bentley Advice: Always try to visit each school you’re applying to in order to get a sense of the campus community and if it’s a good fit for you.

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Tom Savageau
Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: FL (Tampa, Orlando and Naples) IL (Chicago), NH

Favorite Bentley Event: Our Fall Open House and Admitted Student Day in the Spring! Seeing all of our faculty, staff, and students come together and showcase what Bentley has to offer is so exciting.

mario silva rosa
Mario Silva-Rosa
Director of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Native Spanish Speaker; Intermediate in Portuguese

Bentley Advice: I have always been excited about meeting new people and developing relationships along the way. I like the fact that Bentley University has been a great conduit for many current students and alums alike to grow intellectually and personally while becoming thoughtful citizens and great contributors in our world. A piece of great advice that I can share with you is: Visit. You will not regret it.

admission counselor, joe spero
Joseph Spero
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: CA (Northern), AZ, CO, NM, OR, WA, CT (Hartford)

Favorite Bentley Event: My favorite event by far is Admitted Student Day. Not only is this the day when faculty, staff and current students come together to congratulate all of the admitted students on their hard work and achievements, but we are also welcoming them to the Bentley Community!  

admisison officer, viviana suavita
Viviana Suavita
Sr. Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: MA (Essex, Greater Boston, Fitchburg & Northern Worcester counties)
Native Spanish Speaker

Bentley Advice: If you can, start your college search process junior year. You will be surprised how quickly senior year comes and how busy it will be. Start researching or simply looking early. By the time fall comes, you want to have an organized list of schools you’re applying to and, hopefully, visiting if you haven’t already. Listen to your gut! As cliche as it may sound, you will know when a school is a good fit for you.

Kyle Wilson
Kyle Wilson
Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
Territories: Transfer Students with last names beginning with L-Z

Bentley Advice: As a potential transfer student, it’s never too early to start a conversation. We are here to answer any questions you may have on the transfer process – just reach out to us!

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