Contact an Admissions Counselor

We know you are comparing lots of different colleges. We’re here to make that process as easy as possible. Our admissions counselors are a great resource throughout your entire college search process. 

Contact us with any questions you may have about Lesley—our programs, the culture, or what makes us stand out. Talk to us about what you’re looking for, and we can help you decide if Lesley’s a good fit.

Call, email, text, or set up a one-on-one meeting with us in Cambridge. Or, come find us in a town near you. Our admissions counselors travel the country to meet students.

Have questions about your application to Lesley? We can help with that, too. Ask us about deadlines or requirements, and get advice on how to make your application stand out.

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Deb Kocar, Director of Admissions

Deb Kocar oversees everything undergraduate admissions, and leads a dedicated team of counselors and staff.

“Lesley is an amazing place. I have the privilege of working with students who question the world as they know it, and faculty and staff who challenge them to seek new paths.”

Email Deb: dkocar@lesley.edu

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Wendy Carton, Admissions Representative

My area of focus at Lesley: Providing information about Lesley University and its admissions processes to prospective students and their families

"I love meeting perspective students, hearing about their passions and how they want to impact the world!"

Email Wendy: wcarton@lesley.edu

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Kayla Dias, Assistant Director of Admissions

Area of focus at Lesley: First-year students applying to our College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Lesley’s Urban Scholars Initiative.

“I love working with students and families, listening to them describe their goals and talking through steps to achieve them.”

Email Kayla: kdias2@lesley.edu; Text Kayla: 857.500.2708

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Laryssa Feliciano, Assistant Director of Admissions

Area of focus at Lesley: First-year students applying to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

“I love being part of the creative community at Lesley—from current students brainstorming about an upcoming project to prospective students sharing their goals and aspirations for the future. It’s a very exciting place to be a part of.”

Email Laryssa: lfelicia@lesley.edu; Text Laryssa: 857.500.7266

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Courtny Flint, Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Area of focus at Lesley: First-year students applying to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Western Massachusetts.

"What I love about Lesley is the fact that students can come here and truly be who they want to be! Our community does not try to fit into a cookie-cutter mold, but rather we embrace our creativity and carve our own paths. In my opinion, that is what makes Lesley so special!"

Email Courtny: cflint@lesley.edu Text Courtny: 857.270.0374

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Erik Gullard, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions and BFA Specialist

Area of focus at Lesley: First-year students applying to the College of Art and Design and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

“Lesley offers students the opportunity to explore and I love when students have their ‘aha’ moment and realize their passion.”

Email Erik: egullard@lesley.edu; Text Erik: 857.500.2191

bradi hajjar Director of International Recruitment and Student Success

Bradi Hajjar, Director of International Recruitment and Student Success

Area of focus at Lesley: International applicants, and students once they arrive in the U.S.

“At Lesley, there’s a supportive and welcoming community that you’ll feel from your first step on campus.”

Email Bradi: bhajjar@lesley.edu

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Mike McCarthy, Associate Director of Admissions and BFA Specialist

Area of focus at Lesley: First-year students applying to the College of Art and Design and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

“My favorite aspect of working at Lesley is the students.”

Email Mike: mmccart1@lesley.edu; Text Mike: 617.631.4813

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Leah Miller, Assistant Director of Admissions and BFA Specialist

Area of focus at Lesley: First-year students applying to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the South Shore of Massachusetts and first-year students applying to the College of Art and Design in Rhode Island and Western, Central, and the South Shore of Massachusetts. Leah is also the Assistant Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track Coach.

“I love building relationships with students and families. Connecting them with the unique leadership opportunities at Lesley, opens up career opportunities and lifestyles you only dreamed existed!" 

Email Leah: lmille16@lesley.edu; Text Leah: 857.500.2343

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Terry Starr-Klein, Admissions Representative

Area of focus at Lesley: Disseminating information about Lesley University and its admissions process to all prospective students and their families.  

"Working at the Undergraduate Admissions Office and speaking with prospective students and their families, has been one of the most positive experiences in my career as an educator."

Email Terry: tstarrkl@lesley.edu

Who's My Counselor?

Our undergraduate admissions counselors are assigned to geographical areas and academic programs. Find out which counselor to talk to, depending on where you live and the program you're interested in.

  • Northeast U.S.

    If you live in the northeast and are interested in an undergraduate program, these are your counselors.

    Connecticut

    • College of Art & Design programs: Mike McCarthy
    • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences programs: Laryssa Feliciano

    Maine

    Erik Gullard 

    Massachusetts

    College of Art & Design programs:

    • Metro Boston or North Shore: Erik Gullard
    • South Shore, Central Massachusetts, or Western Massachusetts: Leah Miller


    College of Liberal Arts & Sciences programs:

    • Metro Boston: Kayla Davis
    • North Shore: Laryssa Feliciano
    • South Shore or Central Massachusetts: Leah Miller
    • Western Massachusetts: Courtny Flint

    New Hampshire

    Erik Gullard 

    New Jersey

    Mike McCarthy 

    New York

    College of Art & Design programs:

    • Upstate: Erik Gullard
    • All other areas: Mike McCarthy
      (New York City, Long Island, Orange County, Putnam County, Rockland County, and Westchester County)


    College of Liberal Arts & Sciences programs: Kayla Davis

      Pennsylvania

      Mike McCarthy

      Rhode Island

      • College of Art & Design programs: Leah Miller
      • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences programs: Kayla Davis

      Vermont

      Erik Gullard

    • East Coast & Mid-Atlantic U.S.

      Mike McCarthy is your counselor if you live in one of these areas or states:

      • Delaware
      • Florida
      • Georgia
      • Maryland
      • North Carolina
      • Puerto Rico
      • South Carolina
      • Virginia
      • Washington DC
      • West Virginia
    • Midwest & Southern U.S.

      College of Art & Design Students

      Mike McCarthy is your counselor if you live in one of these Midwest or Southern states and you are interested in an undergraduate program in our College of Art & Design.

      College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Students

      Laryssa Feliciano is your counselor if you live in one of these Midwest or Southern states and you are interested in an undergraduate program in our College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

      These are the states in our Midwest and Southern U.S. territories:

      • Alabama
      • Arkansas
      • Illinois
      • Indiana
      • Iowa
      • Kansas
      • Kentucky
      • Louisiana
      • Michigan
      • Minnesota
      • Mississippi
      • Missouri
      • Montana
      • Nebraska
      • North Dakota
      • Ohio
      • Oklahoma
      • South Dakota
      • Tennessee
      • Texas
      • Wisconsin
    • Western U.S.

      Mike McCarthy is your counselor if you live in one of these Western states:

      • Alaska
      • Arizona
      • California
      • Colorado
      • Hawaii
      • Idaho
      • Montana
      • Nevada
      • New Mexico
      • Oregon
      • Washington
      • Wyoming
    • International Students

      If you live outside of the United States or are applying as an international student, your counselor is Bradi Hajjar.

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