MIT Admissions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Meet the Admissions Officers

The MIT Admissions Team

MIT's admissions officers are involved with all aspects of the recruitment process, from conducting information sessions for high school students and their families to reading applications and making admissions decisions. The admissions officers have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests and they look forward to reading and learning more about you during the admissions process.

MIT's Office of Admissions is not regionalized. If you have a question, contact us at admissions@mit.edu.

Lauren Avalos Lauren Avalos
Associate Director of Admissions

Favorite Spot on Campus: The steps of Walker Memorial, overlooking the Charles River
Favorite Invention: Soft contact lenses
Favorite Quote: "If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." - Dolly Parton

 

Latasha Boyd
Admissions Counselor

Favorite Musical Artist: Daft Punk
Favorite Spot on Campus: Toy Product Design Studio
Favorite Hack: Tetris on the Green Building
Kirsten Derrickson

Jessica Ch'ng
Admissions Counselor

Favorite Spot on Campus: Lobby 10, especially when there are bake sales!
Favorite Hack: Fourth of July VU meter on the Green Building
Favorite Book: All the Harry Potter books

Kris Guay

Kris Guay
Communications Manager

Favorite Invention: Dr. Pepper
Favorite Vacation Spot: Scotland
Favorite Quote: "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver

Brenna Heintz

Brenna Heintz
Admissions Counselor

Favorite Musical Artist: John Coltrane
Favorite Vacation Spot: Juneau, Alaska
Favorite Spot on Campus: Clover Food Truck on Cambridge Street 
 

Holly Hinman
Admissions Counselor 

Favorite Vacation Spot: Breckenridge, Colorado
Favorite Musical Artist: Tie between Rihanna and Fleet Foxes
Favorite Invention: Adobe Creative Suite

Kim Hunter

Kim Hunter
Associate Director of Admissions

Favorite Musical Artist: Journey
Favorite Spot on Campus: Killian Court
Favorite Hack: The weather balloon at the Harvard/Yale game

Katherine Kelley

Katie Kelley Metevier
Assistant Director of Admissions

Favorite Musical Artist: The Rolling Stones
Favorite Hack: Harry Potter's Scar on the Great Dome
Favorite Invention: Starbucks reusable iced beverage to-go cup 

Quinton McArthur

Quinton McArthur
Associate Director of Admissions

Favorite Book: The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Favorite Hack: Police car on the dome. I respect the classics.
Favorite Quote: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Matt McGann

Matt McGann
Director of Admissions

Favorite Book: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Saarinen Chapel
Favorite Hack: In Case of Zombie Attack, Break Glass

Chris Peterson
Assistant Director of Admissions

Favorite Drink: Fruit Smoothies
Favorite Spot on Campus: Other people's offices (when they're not there) 
Favorite Musical Genre: Babymetal

Dean Schmill

Stu Schmill
Dean of Admissions

Favorite Musical Artist: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Favorite Book: The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Boathouse balcony in the summer

Emily Sheldon

Emily Sheldon
Assistant Director of Admissions

Favorite Book: Persuasion by Jane Austen
Favorite Hack: Tetris on the Green Building
Favorite Quote: "Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught." - Oscar Wilde

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney
Assistant Director of Admissions

Favorite Musical Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Favorite Book: Persuasion by Jane Austen
Favorite Quote: "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." - E. E. Cummings

Tiffany Velez
Admissions Counselor

Favorite Musical Artist: The Police
Favorite Spot on Campus: Killian Court
Favorite Vacation Spot:  Panama

Chase Weldon
Assistant Director of Admissions

Favorite Vacation Spot: San Antonio, TX
Favorite Book: A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Favorite Quote: “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet” - Aristotle 

Mikey Yang

Michael Yang
Associate Director of Admissions

Favorite Musical Artist: Radiohead
Favorite Book: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Favorite Hack: R2D2 on the Great Dome


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