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NSU Admissions Staff

Meet NSU Florida's Office of Undergraduate Admissions team. Our dedicated admission officers are here to assist you through the entire admission process and beyond. Once you locate your admission officer using the filter below, we invite you to schedule a one-on-one appointment so we can get to know you and answer your questions.

You're also welcome to join us for an in-person campus visit or virtual tour. We'll see you there with our fins up!


Lauren Coughlin

Admissions Counselor
Direct: (954) 262-8057; Cell: (954) 907-5293

Counsels students from: West Florida

Degree: B.S. in Management

“There is so much possibility for students here at NSU. From unique, hands-on experiences within our Premier Programs or the challenging curriculum in the Farquhar Honors College, NSU students are entering the competitive real-world prepared.”

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Elizabeth DeLaCruz

Admissions Counselor
Direct: (954) 262-8341; Cell: (954) 669-4587

Counsels students from: Broward County Florida - Cities include Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, Parkland, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach

Degree: B.A. in Psychology

“NSU truly prepares students to dominate in the real world. Experiential Education and Learning allows students to build their professional resume while completing their required coursework. Each student is assigned an Edge Advisor that assists students with their academic and career interest though resume building, research opportunities, and even internship opportunities in their field. Not only will our Sharks receive a degree from NSU, but they will also leave with a resume of various experiences to give them that edge in a professional setting.”

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Shamere Deveaux

Admissions Counselor
Direct: (954) 262-7539; Cell: (954) 937-9369

Counsels students from: North Florida and the Panhandle, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Degree: B.A. in Communication Studies, M.A. in Higher Education Leadership and Administration

"At NSU, we pride ourselves on diversity and student engagement that contributes to the success of our students. NSU’s mission is to deliver innovative academic programs in a dynamic, lifelong learning and research environment fostering integrity, academic excellence, leadership, and community service through engaged students, faculty, and staff."

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Sarah LoFaso

Admissions Counselor
Direct: (954) 262-7184; Cell: (954) 225-0877

Counsels students from: Palm Beach County Florida; Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas

Degree: B.A. in Mass Communication and Media Studies; M.F.A. in English and Creative Writing

"At NSU we prepare our students for real world opportunities. From admission to graduation there are steps in place to enhance our student’s learning and career development. EXEL is my favorite part of our undergraduate program, giving students the opportunity to learn in and outside of the classroom, with hands on experience, all while making connections and building their resume’s upon entering the work field." 

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Ceasar Mendros

Admissions Counselor
Direct: (954) 262-8067; Cell: (954) 918-9163

Fluent in Tagalog (Filipino)

Counsels students from: Broward County Florida - Cities include Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale by the Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Plantation, Sea Ranch Lakes, Sunrise, Tamarac, Weston, Wilton Manors

Degree: B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in College Student Affairs

"The faculty and staff at NSU are student-centered professionals. Students are treated more than numbers. Our top-notch professors value the holistic development of their students, and with NSU's small size classes, they get to create healthy relationships, know get to know you as a student, individually, and write strong letters of recommendation that are crucial when applying for jobs and/or graduate school."

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Raul Nieves

Admissions Counselor
Direct: (954) 262-8012; Cell: (954) 756-2778

Fluent in Spanish

Counsels students from: Miami-Dade County Florida; Monroe County Florida

Degree: B.S. in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communications

"Here at NSU the opportunities are endless. Being a student centered university prepares students with hands-on experience that will prepare them for the next step. At NSU you’re apart of a diverse Shak Family where you will create bonds that last forever."

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Lauren Siwek

Senior Associate Director
Direct: (954) 262-8168; Cell: (954) 647-5892

Counsels students from: Broward County Florida - Cities include Cooper City, Dania Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Southwest Ranches

Degree: B.S. in Business Administration

“Here at NSU, you are not a number. You become part of the Shark Family. NSU offers small class sizes and provides hands-on experience to help students build real relationships for today’s competitive world."


Maureen Yeung

Admissions Counselor
Direct: (954) 262-8314; Cell: (954) 439-5769

Fluent in Cantonese

Counsels students from: Brevard, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, Saint Lucie, Seminole, and Volusia Counties Florida

Degree: B.A. in Sociology

"At NSU, we celebrate the uniqueness of each of our students. Here,students work with advisors to build part of their learning experience while receiving a core education in their passion. Our small class sizes makes it easy to meet people and make meaningful connections with your professors." 

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