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NSU Admissions Staff


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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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, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

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."


Brooke Stevens

Assistant Director
Direct: (954) 262-8276; Cell: (754) 703-0496

Counsels students from: Palm Beach County Florida; New York City - Five Boroughs, Long Island, Rockland and Westchester Counties

Degree: B.S. in Psychology, M.A. in Higher Education Administration

 "My favorite thing about NSU is the well-rounded experiences students will gain from their time here. Students will learn a great deal both inside and outside the classroom regardless of their field of study."

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