Contact Staff Members by Region

Welcome!

Applications are evaluated by a committee of admissions officers responsible for your region. Please note that admissions officers might be traveling, in admissions committee, or fulfiling day-to-day responsibilities in the office. If you need answers quickly, we strongly encourage you to ask us now by emailing or calling our office directly.

You may want to contact an admissions officer if:

  • You have a specific question that cannot be answered by reviewing our website.
  • You are applying through one of our partners and have a question about the application process.
  • You are a guidance counselor or a community-based organization with specific questions regarding the admissions process at Penn.

Please note that demonstrated interest in Penn is not a factor in our admissions process. Inquiries to your admission officer are not monitored nor will they impact your admission decision in any way.

Northeast Region 
Email the Northeast Region team: northeastteam@admissions.upenn.edu

Connecticut

Haley Burrowes

Maine

Alison Berryman

Massachusetts

Alison Berryman

New Hampshire

Alison Berryman

New Jersey

Amanda Addison

(Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties)

 

Tina Peirce Fragoso

(Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Union Counties)

 

Mwanasha VanWright 

(Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem Counties)

New York

Haley Burrowes

(Rockland and Westchester Counties)

 

Beth Downing

(Manhattan)

 

Nicole Maloy

(Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island)

 

Tommy Bergstrom 

(Long Island and Upstate)
 

Pennsylvania


Lindsay Dussing

(Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties)

 

Jodi Robinson

(Chester and Delaware Counties)

 

Ana Del Puerto

(All other Pennsylvania counties)

 

Mwanasha VanWright 

(Bucks County) 

Rhode Island

Haley Burrowes

Vermont

Alison Berryman

south region
Email the South Region team: southteam@admissions.upenn.edu

Washington, D.C.

Kathryn Bezella

Alabama

Natalie Zamora

Arkansas

Natalie Zamora

Delaware

Kristen Pantazes

Florida

Crissy Iglesias 

 

Georgia

Kathryn Bezella 

Kentucky

Sara Cohen 

Louisiana

Natalie Zamora

Maryland

Kristen Pantazes

Mississippi

Natalie Zamora

North Carolina

Sara Cohen 

Oklahoma

Natalie Zamora

Puerto Rico

Kim Lopez

South Carolina

Sara Cohen 

Tennessee

Sara Cohen 

Texas

Kim Lopez

(Houston, Greater Texas)

 

Natalie Zamora

(Dallas/Fort Worth area)

Virginia

Sara Cohen 

(All except Alexandria and Arlington Countries) 

 

Kristen Pantazes 

(Alexandria and Arlington Counties) 

West Virginia

Kristen Pantazes

U.S. Virgin Islands

Kim Lopez

 

midwest region
Email the Midwest Region team: midwestteam@admissions.upenn.edu

Illinois

Tiffany Jordan

Indiana

Tiffany Jordan

Iowa

Joshua Chilcote

Kansas

Joshua Chilcote

Michigan

Daniel Perez

Minnesota

Joshua Chilcote

Missouri

Joshua Chilcote

Nebraska

Joshua Chilcote

North Dakota

Joshua Chilcote

Ohio

Daniel Perez

South Dakota

Joshua Chilcote

Wisconsin

Joshua Chilcote

west region
Email the West Region team: westteam@admissions.upenn.edu

Alaska

Jessica Ward  

Arizona

Jake Kohler

California

Jake Kohler

(Orange County and San Diego)

 

Maria Gaston

(Los Angeles and Eastern Ventura Counties)

 

Justin Mazur

(Bay Area counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa)

 

Dyana So

(Central, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties)

 

Jessica Ward  

(North Bay, Sacramento and Far North)
 

Colorado

Justin Mazur 

Guam

John McLaughlin 

Hawaii

John McLaughlin 

Idaho

Jessica Ward  

Montana

Jessica Ward 

Nevada

John McLaughlin

New Mexico

Justin Mazur 

Oregon

Jessica Ward 

Utah

John McLaughlin

Washington

Jessica Ward 

Wyoming

Jessica Ward 

 

international region
Email the International Region team: internationalteam@admissions.upenn.edu

Africa

Elisabeth O'Connell

(Sub-Saharan Africa)

 

John McLaughlin

(North Africa)

 

Asia

Elisabeth O'Connell

(East and Southeast Asia)

 

Kathryn Bezella 

(Central and South Asia) 

 

Crissy Iglesias 

(China)

 

Caribbean

Kim Lopez

 

Europe

Beth Downing

(all except for Turkey and the United Kingdom)

 

Eric Furda 

United Kingdom

 

Latin America

Kim Lopez

(Mexico)

 

Jodi Robinson

(all other countries)

 

Middle East

John McLaughlin

 

Turkey

John McLaughlin

 

North America

John McLaughlin 

(Canada)

 

Oceania

Elisabeth O'Connell

(Australia and New Zealand)