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 info, tips and updates from our staff!

Meet Adelphi’s Admissions Team

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Kristen Capezza  

Kristen E. Capezza
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management 
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  • 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, cooking

Stephanie S. Espina 
Director of Freshman Admissions 
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Recruitment Territory: 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, family time
Shannon Paul  

Shannon Paul
Director of International Admissions
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Recruitment Territory: International 

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

Christina Koromi
Director of Transfer Admissions 
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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, shopping

Tracy Nilsen 
Director of Admissions Operations and Systems 
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  • 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
Senior Associate Director
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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, puzzles

Mike Myers 
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions 
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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, playing and watching sports, DIY projects

Bryan Rothstein
Associate Director 
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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
Senior Assistant Director
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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 Headshot  

Melissa Bellantonio
Senior Assistant Director
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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
Assistant Director of Admissions Operations
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  • 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
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  • 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, eating Indian food.

Danielle Barretta 
Assistant Director
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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, being an EMT
Matt McClure - Assistant Director  

Matthew McClure
Assistant Director
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 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, relaxing with friends and family

Michael Cartusciello  
Assistant Director
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 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 
Assistant Director
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 Recruitment Territory: International; Arizona; Colorado; Idaho; North Dakota; South Dakota; Oklahoma

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

Tiffanee J. Charles 
Assistant Director
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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 
Data Analyst, Enrollment Management
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  • 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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