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


Instagram: @nyuspsadmissions

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Cynthia Pérez

Director of Admissions

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Ashley Sinha

Associate Director of Admissions

Emily Arvin

Admissions Officer

Emily is passionate about expanding access to education for all students and meeting students where they are. She is dedicated to making higher education more accessible and equitable. Outside of work, Emily loves to spend her time running, trying new recipes, and completing the New York Times crossword.

Eddie Bae

Admissions Officer

Eddie is passionate about working with students and helping them to access higher education. He genuinely enjoys helping students reach their personal and professional goals. Outside of work, Eddie enjoys watching baseball, basketball, and Broadway musicals.

Jen Hackleman

Admissions Officer

Jen is committed to supporting equitable access to higher education. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemical biology from UC Berkeley and her master’s in higher education and student affairs from NYU. In her free time, Jen enjoys hiking, pottery, and tending to her plants.

Matt Latessa

Admissions Officer

With a life-long interest in admission policies, Matt joins the NYU SPS team to help bolster the institution's mission to make higher education more accessible to deserving applicants. He earned his BA in American Studies from Franklin & Marshall College and his MA in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Matt is a music-head and coffee lover who spends his weekends exploring New York City's vibrant neighborhoods.

Stevens Ruiz

Admissions Officer

Stevens is dedicated to doing all they can to help applicants feel ready & assured in themselves. Stevens strives to continue NYUSPS' goals in giving all applicants the equity and accessibility they would need to continue to pursue their academic and professional career. Outside of work, Stevens is a Group Fitness Trainer and is passionate about physical wellness, comedy, and watching anime.

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.