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  • Meet Our Undergraduate Team

  • Our staff of undergraduate admission counselors are here to answer questions about your application and share stories about what it's like to study at The New School and our colleges. Read about our team below, and contact the counselor responsible for your geographic territory. 

  • Sam Byron -  Assistant Director of Admission, College of Performing Arts

    Sam Byron

    IL, IN, NY (Brooklyn)

    Sam Byron -  Assistant Director of Admission, College of Performing Arts

    Sam Byron

    Title: Assistant Director of Admission, College of Performing Arts
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: MFA Playwriting, School of Drama, College of Performing Arts, The New School; BA Writing and BA Drama, Ithaca College
    When Not at Work: I take time for creativity and spend time outside if I can — oh, and binge-watch The West Wing.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Pizza Loves Emily in Brooklyn. It's what pure happiness would be if it suddenly manifested as a hipster pizza restaurant that also served wings and the best freakin' cheeseburger in New York City.

    Dena DeYoung - Admission Counselor

    Dena DeYoung

    KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NJ, OR, TX, WA, WI, AZ

    Dena DeYoung - Admission Counselor

    Dena DeYoung

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: MA Anthropology, The New School for Social Research, The New School; BA Liberal Arts with a concentration in Anthropology and Public Health, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School
    When Not at Work: I hang out with my dogs and outside — I love camping, hiking, or just sitting in a park!
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Washington Square Park on a sunny day or Chinatown, eating something delicious.

    Mike Fakih - Senior Director of Enrollment and Admissions, Parsons Paris

    Mike Fakih

    Europe, Middle East, Africa

    Mike Fakih - Senior Director of Enrollment and Admissions, Parsons Paris

    Mike Fakih

    Title: Senior Director of Enrollment and Admissions, Parsons Paris
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: MPA, Sciences Po Paris
    When Not at Work: Meet my friends, exercise, eat, visit museums and/or exhibitions. At times, I love just sitting on my couch!
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: When I am in NYC, I like hanging out at The New School, actually, and around Union Square and Greenwich Village. In Paris, where I am based, I have countless favorite spots, especially around the central districts in the second and tenth districts of the city.

    Mark Fitton - Part-Time Admission Counselor

    Mark Fitton

    Global

    Mark Fitton - Part-Time Admission Counselor

    Mark Fitton

    Title: Part-Time Admission Counselor
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: BFA Photography, Parsons School of Design, The New School
    When Not at Work: Make photographs and spend time with friends and family. 
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: La Loncheria in Bushwick, Brooklyn — the best micheladas and vegan Mexican

    Ben Fortunato - Admission Counselor

    Ben Fortunato

    MD, VA, NY, DE, WV, DC

    Ben Fortunato - Admission Counselor

    Ben Fortunato

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: MA Arts Management and Entrepreneurship, School of Performing Arts, The New School; BFA Jazz and Contemporary Music (Guitar), School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, The New School
    When Not at Work: Perform, teach, and take my dog to the beach.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: The Jazz Gallery on 27th and Broadway. It's a great spot to catch incredible music and to support emerging professional musicians and composers.

    Sula Gordon - Admission Counselor

    Sula Gordon

    PA, CT, ME, CO, NV, NM

    Sula Gordon - Admission Counselor

    Sula Gordon

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: BA Visual Arts, Theatre, and Africana Studies, Hampshire College
    When Not at Work: I love to make art and cook! 
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Dekalb Market Hall

    Amanda Hosking - Director of Admission, College of Performing Arts

    Amanda Hosking

    NY (Manhattan)

    Amanda Hosking - Director of Admission, College of Performing Arts

    Amanda Hosking

    Title: Director of Admission, College of Performing Arts
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: MBA, Argosy University; BA Musical Theatre Performance, Columbia College Chicago
    When Not at Work: I see as many live performances as I can!
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Delacorte Theater in Central Park

    Bomi Kim - Admission Counselor

    Bomi Kim

    PA, RI, MI, UT

    Bomi Kim - Admission Counselor

    Bomi Kim

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: [email protected]hool.edu

    Degrees Earned: BA Art Studio, University of California Davis; MFA Visual Arts, Rutgers University
    When Not at Work: I love to cook! 
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Prospect Park

    Alex Kirkpatrick - Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

    Alex Kirkpatrick

    NJ, MA, Canada

    Alex Kirkpatrick - Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

    Alex Kirkpatrick

    Title: Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: BFA Jazz and Contemporary Music (Drums), School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, College of Performing Arts, The New School
    When Not at Work: I play the drums, write and record music, explore NYC on bike, cook, and spend time with friends and family.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Any bench on Eastern Parkway

    Lauren Kushnick - Assistant Director of Admission

    Lauren Kushnick

    NY (the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan), South Asia

    Lauren Kushnick - Assistant Director of Admission

    Lauren Kushnick

    Title: Assistant Director of Admission
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: BFA Art History, Skidmore College
    When Not at Work: I enjoy thrifting and exploring new places, which often go together. At home, I make things and lately have been focused on photography, drawing, and video art.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Socrates Sculpture Park and Isamu Noguchi Museum in Long Island City are amazing cultural institutions. I love their outdoor art spaces and creative installations that change every season.

    Flynn Linehan - Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

    Flynn Linehan

    CA (Santa Barbara to Orange County, Greater Imperial Valley, Coachella Valley), Canada (British Columbia), HI, VT

    Flynn Linehan - Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

    Flynn Linehan

    Title: Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: MFA Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, The New School; BFA Fine Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
    When Not at Work: I travel, spend time in the studio, and hang out with my cat!
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Any art museum, and especially the Museum of Modern Art (where I got my first job after college, and where New School students can visit for free!)

    Candice MacLusky - Senior Director of International Admission and Interim Director of Admission, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    Candice MacLusky

    Central and South America, Mexico, Oceania, Southeast Asia, NY (Manhattan)

    Candice MacLusky - Senior Director of International Admission and Interim Director of Admission, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    Candice MacLusky

    Title: Senior Director of International Admission and Interim Director of Admission, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: MA Student Personnel Administration, New York University; BA Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware
    When Not at Work: Travel, go to the beach, explore the city on my bike, and listen to podcasts
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Kaitlin Miller - Admission Counselor

    Kaitlin Miller

    NY

    Kaitlin Miller - Admission Counselor

    Kaitlin Miller

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: BFA Photography, Parsons School of Design, The New School
    When Not at Work: I like to hike, kayak, and cook! All typically done with a true crime podcast on in the background.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Rockaway Beach! But my home away from home is Lil Frankie's in the East Village.

    Elizabeth Puleio -  Director of Transfer, Adult, and Visiting Admission

    Elizabeth Puleio

    Global (Adult and Transfer Students)

    Elizabeth Puleio -  Director of Transfer, Adult, and Visiting Admission

    Elizabeth Puleio

    Title: Director of Transfer, Adult, and Visiting Admission
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: MA Higher and Postsecondary Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; Psychology, College of the Holy Cross
    When Not at Work: Experience NYC with my kids, travel, and dance
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: All of 9th Street in the East Village

    Tom Roberts - Admission Counselor

    Tom Roberts

    AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN

    Tom Roberts - Admission Counselor

    Tom Roberts

    Title: Admission Counselor
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: BFA Integrated Studio Arts, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
    When Not at Work: I try out new plant-based recipes in the kitchen, preferably with a disco playlist on in the background as I cook.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Lichen, a design and furniture store/coffee shop in Brooklyn

    Tina Wu - Admission Counselor, College of Performing Arts

    Tina Wu

    China

    Tina Wu - Admission Counselor, College of Performing Arts

    Tina Wu

    Title: Admission Counselor, College of Performing Arts
    Contact: [email protected]

    Degrees Earned: MM Composition, Belmont University; BM Composition, Oberlin College
    When Not at Work: I like to rock-climb and eat at vegan-friendly restaurants.
    My Favorite Spot in New York City: Green-Wood Cemetery

  • Contact Us

    Office of Admission
    72 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    [email protected]

    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

  • Take The Next Step


Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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