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Admissions Counselors


Your admissions counselor is your first best friend at Adelphi.

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

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Meet Our Admissions Counselors

Kristen Capezza

Kristen E. Capezza
Executive Director of Admissions

  • 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 AU Admissions Office: 2009
  • Hobbies and Interests: Reading, golf, Broadway shows, cooking

Stephanie S. Espina 
Director of Freshman Admissions

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

Shannon Paul
Director of International Admissions

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

Christina Koromi
Director of Transfer Admissions

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 AU Admissions Office: 2009
  • Hobbies and Interests: Swimming, running, fishing, shopping

Tracy Nilsen 
Director of Graduate Admissions and Operations

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

Angela Friedman
Associate Director of Operations

  • Education: BA. in Theatre, Muhlenberg College, currently pursuing an M.B.A. from Adelphi University 
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2012
  • Hobbies and Interests: Playing with my two dogs, trying exotic foods, traveling, hosting friends and family
 Eric Brodsky

Eric Brodsky
Associate Director

Recruitment Territory: In-house counselor

  • Hometown: Commack, NY
  • Education: B.S. in Marketing, Quinnipiac University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2004

Hobbies and Interests: Lawn games, cooking, puzzles

Bryan Rothstein

Bryan Rothstein
Senior Assistant Director

Recruitment Territory: Brooklyn, Queens & Florida

  • Hometown: Bayside (Queens), NY
  • Education: B.A. in Psychology and Social Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Joined AU 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 Zeqja

Iva Zeqja
Senior Assistant Director

Recruitment Territory: Suffolk County, New York

  • Education: B.S. in Psychology, Minor in Public Communications, Syracuse University
    M.A. in Higher Education Administration, Stony Brook University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2012
  • Hobbies and Interests: Higher education enthusiast with a passion for traveling, current events, writing/blogging, swimming, running, skiing, Broadway shows, time with family, and exploring NYC     
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Melissa Bellantonio
Senior Assistant Director

Recruitment Territory: Nassau County, NY & California 

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

Alex Stortz
Assistant Director

Recruitment Territory: Connecticut and Upstate New York

  • Hometown: Buffalo, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Linguistics, Binghamton University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2013
  • Hobbies and Interests: Running, reading, skiing, kayaking, exercising, paddleboarding, trading stocks
Ashleigh Hruz

Ashleigh Hruz
Assistant Director

Recruitment Territory: International & Texas

  • Hometown: Mattituck, NY
  • Education: B.S. in Management, B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Global Studies, Binghamton University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2014
  • Hobbies and Interests: Traveling, cooking and baking, reading about Irish history.
Matt McClure - Assistant Director

Matthew McClure
Assistant Director  

 Recruitment Territory: Manhattan, Bronx, and Massachusetts

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

Michael Cartusciello  
Assistant Director  

 Recruitment Territory: Staten Island, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Psychology, Binghamton University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2014
  • Hobbies and Interests: Film/Television, Music, Food, Running, Reading, Ultimate Frisbee, Stimulating conversation, and notorious for a heart-to-heart



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