Admissions Counselors and Staff

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Like Hampshire College itself, the admissions office is staffed by a diverse group of individuals with different backgrounds, interests, beliefs, and opinions. All share a deep commitment to this lively and innovative learning community. Click on the profile of the counselor representing your state to schedule a virtual interview.

Fumio Sugihara

Fumio Sugihara

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
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Eric Vettese_Director of Enrollment Operations and Technology

Eric Vettese

Senior Director of Admissions
Dan Pearson

Dan Pearson

Director of Admissions
Territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Northern California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming; Puerto Rico and all U.S. Territories/Protectorates
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Bernadette Burke

Bernadette Burke

Associate Director of Admissions
Territories: New York City (Five Boroughs) - Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island
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Maureen McCarthy

Associate Director of Operations and Systems
Mike Montgomery

Michael Montgomery

Associate Director of Admissions
Territories: Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont., Central MA, including Worcester and Fitchburg, also Lowell, Concord, Wellesley; Natick, Framingham
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Emily Billado

Emily Billado

Assistant Director of Admissions
Territories: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
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Taylor Cassidy

Taylor Cassidy

Admissions Counselor
Territories: Southern California and Western Massachusetts (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties)
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Natasha Doherty

Natasha Doherty 13S

Admissions Counselor
Territories: Eastern Massachusetts (Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties; plus the towns of Milton, Lexington and Waltham); and all Transfer Students (domestic and international)
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Spencer Kruse-Melfi 17F

Spencer Kruse-Melfi 17F

Admissions Counselor
Territories: Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
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Aaron Richardson

Aaron Richardson 16F

Admissions Counselor
Territories: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Upstate New York; and first-year international students
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