Admissions

Adelphi Admissions Counselors and Staff

Your admissions counselor is your first friend at Adelphi.

We specialize in your application process, and that’s exactly what you need. Introduce yourself with an email or a call, or schedule an appointment while you’re here for a campus visit. We look forward to getting to know you.

Check out our Admissions Counselors’ Corner blog for insider tips and updates from our staff!


Meet Adelphi’s Admissions Team

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Kristen E. Capezza

Kristen E. Capezza

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management 
e – kcapezza@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Syosset, NY
  • Education: B.S. in Business Administration (dual concentration in Marketing and Finance), Bryant University
    M.B.A. (concentration in Marketing), Adelphi University
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2009
  • Hobbies and Interests: Reading, golf, Broadway shows and cooking

Stephanie S. Espina

Stephanie S. Espina

Director of Freshman Admissions 
e – sespina@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: Freshman Student Recruitment; Hawaii; Minnesota; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands

  • Hometown: Hempstead, NY
  • Education: B.A. Communications, M.A. Integrated Marketing Communication, Marist College
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2015
  • Hobbies and Interests: Live music, beach, photography, travel, fitness and family time

Shannon Paul

Shannon Paul

Director of International Admissions
e – paul3@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: International Student Recruitment

  • Hometown: Sayville, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Human Relations, St. Joseph’s College
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2005
  • Hobbies and Interests: Reading and beach volleyball

Christina Koromi

Christina Koromi

Director of Transfer Admissions 
e – ckoromi@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: Transfer Student Recruitment

  • Hometown: St. James, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Psychology, Stony Brook University
    M.A. in Higher and Postsecondary Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2009
  • Hobbies and Interests: Swimming, running, fishing and shopping

Tracy Nilsen

Tracy Nilsen

Director of Admissions Operations and Systems 
e – tnilsen@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Old Bethpage, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Psychology, State University of New York at Albany
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2015
  • Hobbies and Interests: Reading, cooking, traveling, skiing, volleyball and watching the NY Giants

Eric Brodsky

Eric Brodsky

Senior Associate Director
e – brodsky@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: In-house counselor; Missouri; North Carolina; South Carolina; Virginia; Wisconsin 

  • Hometown: Commack, NY
  • Education: B.S. in Marketing, Quinnipiac University
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2004
  • Hobbies and Interests: Lawn games, cooking and puzzles

Mike Myers

Mike Myers

Associate Director of Graduate Admissions 
e – mmyers@adelphi.edu 

Recruitment Territory: Graduate student recruitment 

  • Hometown: Oceanside, NY
  • Education: B.B.A. in Business Management, Adelphi University; M.B.A. in Business Management, Adelphi University 
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2007
  • Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with family and friends, both playing and watching sports and DIY projects

Bryan Rothstein

Bryan Rothstein

Associate Director 
e – brothstein@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: Brooklyn, NY; Queens, NY; Florida; Alabama; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Tennessee 

  • Hometown: Bayside (Queens), NY
  • Education: B.A. in Psychology and Social Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo; M.A. in Higher Education Administration, Stony Brook University 
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2013
  • Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, traveling and visiting anywhere tropical, exploring NYC, and a fondness for automobiles and technology

Iva Bory

Iva Bory

Senior Assistant Director
e – ibory@adelphi.edu 

Recruitment Territory: Suffolk County, NY; Texas; Illinois; Indiana; Michigan 

  • Education: B.S. in Psychology, Public Communications, Syracuse University
    M.A. in Higher Education Administration, Stony Brook University
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2012
  • Hobbies and Interests: Higher education enthusiast, advocate, and advisor with a passion for traveling, current events, writing/blogging, reading, swimming, running, skiing, Broadway shows, family and NYC     

Melissa Bellantonio

Melissa Bellantonio

Senior Assistant Director
e – mbellantonio@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: Nassau County, NY; California; Arizona; Oregon; Washington; Alaska; Nevada

  • Hometown: Wantagh, NY
  • Education: B.A. in English, minor in Business, Siena College
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2013
  • Hobbies and Interests: Reading, traveling, baking, seeing Broadway shows and going to baseball games (Let’s go Mets!)

Tanja Berjan

Tanja Berjan

Assistant Director of Admissions Operations
e – tberjan@adelphi.edu

  • Education: B.B.A. in Management, Adelphi University
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2014
  • Hobbies and Interests: Reading, baking, playing board games and video games, doing puzzles, doing arts and crafts and spending time with friends and family

Kristina Linacre

Kristina Linacre

Operations Coordinator
e – klinacre@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Education: B.A. Environmental Studies, Adelphi University
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2016
  • Hobbies and Interests: Exploring nature parks, petting goats, trying new coffee shops, photography and eating Indian food

Danielle Barretta

Danielle Barretta

Assistant Director
e – dbarretta@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: Transfer Student Recruitment 

  • Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Psychology, Siena College; M.A. in Psychology, Adelphi University
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2008
  • Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with friends and family, reading, traveling and being an EMT

Matt McClure

Matthew McClure

Assistant Director
e – mmcclure@adelphi.edu  

Recruitment Territory: Manhattan, NY; Bronx, NY; Massachusetts; Maine; New Hampshire; Rhode Island; Vermont 

  • Hometown: Lancaster, PA
  • Education: B.A. in Communication, minor in English, University of Delaware
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2014
  • Hobbies and Interests: Playing piano, traveling, playing Monopoly, trying new restaurants and relaxing with friends and family

Michael Cartusciello

Michael Cartusciello

Assistant Director
e – mcartusciello@adelphi.edu  

Recruitment Territory: Staten Island, NY; New Jersey; Maryland; Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.; Delaware 

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Psychology, Binghamton University
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2014
  • Hobbies and Interests: Film/television, music, food, running, reading, Ultimate Frisbee, stimulating conversation and notorious for a heart-to-heart

Ashley Shaner

Ashley Shaner

Assistant Director
e – ashaner@adelphi.edu

 Recruitment Territory: International Student Recruitment; Arkansas; Colorado; Iowa; Idaho; Mississippi; Montana; North Dakota; South Dakota; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Utah 

  • Hometown: Pottstown, PA
  • Education: B.A. in Sociology, Goucher College 
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2016
  • Hobbies and Interests: Traveling, visiting family, beach, lacrosse and watching football 

Tiffanee J. Charles 

Tiffanee J. Charles

Assistant Director
e – tcharles@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: Upstate, NY; Connecticut; Kansas; Nebraska; Ohio; West Virginia; Wyoming 

  • Hometown: Roosevelt, NY 
  • Education: B.S in Early Childhood Education, Towson University; M.S.Ed in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies, Hofstra University
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2016
  • Hobbies and Interests: Trying new restaurants, going to movies, checking out local events, and spending time with friends and family 

Yiyi Wang

Yiyi Wang

Data Analyst, Enrollment Management
e – yiyiwang@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Ningbo, China
  • Education: B.S in Business Administration and Finance, The Ohio State University; M.S in Integrated Marketing and Analytics, New York University
  • Joined Adelphi Admissions Office: 2017
  • Hobbies and Interests: Petting rabbits, home décor, traveling and sleeping

 
 
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