Meet the Team

We welcome anyone interested in NYUSPS to contact our Admissions team so we can get you started on the next steps of your academic journey. We gladly schedule appointments Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please contact us by phone or email to schedule your appointment.

Phone: 212-998-7100

Graduate Admissions:

Undergraduate Admissions:


Cynthia Pérez

Director of Admissions

Linda Nicholas

Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Ashley Sinha

Assistant Director of Admissions

Alicia Houser

Senior Admissions Officer

An an NYU alumnae, Alicia is proud to help others in their journey to graduate studies. In her free time, she enjoys watching her favorite YouTube channels and doing yoga.

Sarah Arikian-Coe

Admissions Officer

Sarah’s eclectic background fits right in with the mission of NYU SPS. After years of working in the performing arts, she transitioned to a career in higher education. As a graduate of NYU, it was a natural fit for Sarah to rejoin the university family, and she is dedicated to helping prospective students fulfill their goals. When she’s not at NYU, Sarah loves performing improv, watching independent films, and living in Brooklyn.

Josh Sewell

Admissions Officer

Born and raised in Louisville Kentucky, Josh’s fervent advocacy for equity and access in higher education led him to NYU SPS. After working several years in government on juvenile justice reform, his passion for education inspired him to become an adjunct professor. He is currently a doctoral student in the Higher Education Administration program at NYU Steinhardt. Outside of NYU Josh loves singing, politics, and playing basketball throughout parks in Brooklyn.

Sherril Walker-Ward

Admissions Officer

Sherril is as passionate about helping applicants through the admissions process as she is about knitting and spending time with her family.

Jia Wen Zhu

Admissions Officer

Jia Wen received her bachelor's degree in communication from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her master's degree in higher education administration from the George Washington University. Outside of work Jia Wen enjoys reading, watching Disney and MCU movies, and spending time with her friends and family.