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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!


Elizabeth Allbright

Assistant Director
Direct: (954) 262-8327; Cell: (954) 235-5889

Counsels students from: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York - Western and Upstate, Rhode Island, Vermont; Brevard, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Okeechobee, Seminole, and Volusia Counties Florida

Degree: B.S. in Biomedical Sciences

“With hands-on learning, both in and out of the classroom, and resources to help guide you every step of the way, NSU is the bridge to help you go from where you are to where you have always wanted to be.”

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Katie Chin

Admissions Counselor
Direct: (954) 262-8004; Cell: (954) 256-4242

Counsels students from: Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties Florida

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts  

"My favorite part about NSU is the unique premier programs that are offered, such as the Razor’s Edge Scholarship that is based on student interest as opposed to most merit-based scholarships."

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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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Jessica Garnica

Admissions Counselor
Direct: (954) 262-8012; Cell: (954) 257-1603

Fluent in Spanish

Counsels students from: Miami-Dade County Florida

Degree: B.S. in Biological Sciences

“I love the experiential learning opportunities offered to students at NSU, which enriches their academic journey and helps them reach their professional and personal goals”

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Shanine Gilpin

Assistant Director
Direct: (954) 262-7476; Cell: (954) 599-2280

Counsels students from: New Jersey; Orange, Osceola, Putnam, and Saint Lucie Counties Florida

Degree: B.A. in Multimedia Journalism

"Two of my cousins and a high school friend from Jamaica, who is now a doctor, completed their studies at NSU. My younger sister is also a student here. The campus is beautiful, the student population is multicultural, the resources on campus are endless, and the opportunities to combine curricular and co-curricular interests and talents not only prepare you, but set you apart, when you are ready to enter the workforce."

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Caitlin Hall

Admissions Counselor
Direct: (954) 262-7184; Cell: (754) 610-2187

Counsels students from: Palm Beach and Broward Counties Florida

Degree: B.S. in Communication, B.S. in Sociology, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

"There are so many things that make NSU stand out: premier programs, graduate pathways, and small class sizes, to name a few. What stands out most is the passion that faculty and staff have for building relationships with their students, which grants students access to numerous opportunities at NSU and beyond!"

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Lanisha James

Admissions Counselor
Direct: (954) 262-8064; Cell: (954) 937-9369

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

Degree: B.S. in Education, M.S. in Leadership

"NSU becomes your family away from home. Students who meet as strangers develop lifelong bonds, and just like parents/guardians, staff want only the very best for each and every student. With top notch educators, over 120 available clubs, and beautiful weather all year long, attending NSU will be the journey of a lifetime."

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Scarlett Schiraldi

Associate Director
Direct: (954) 262-8017; Cell: (954) 756-2778

Counsels students from: Broward County Florida

Degree: B.A. in Graphic Design

“NSU's best feature is its small class sizes. There is no substitute for the 1-1 attention students get from professors here, and participating in something like the Farquhar Honors College can make your classes feel even smaller!" 

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Lauren Siwek

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

Counsels students from: Broward County Florida

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."


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