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The WPI Admissions team is made up of many people who look forward to making your visit memorable, informative, and fun! See below to learn more about who you’ll be meeting at WPI.   For general information, please contact our office at 508-831-5286 or admissions@wpi.edu and our welcome staff will be happy to assist you!

The Admissions staff looks forward to meeting you on campus and around the world. Learn more about our staff and regional responsibilities below. Please feel free to email admissions@wpi.edu with questions.

Andrew B. Palumbo

Andrew B. Palumbo

He/Him/His
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management & Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid

 

What piece of advice would you give to someone applying to WPI?

Don't focus on what you think WPI wants to see from you. Instead, show us who you are and what matters to you!


Jennifer Cluett

Jennifer Cluett

She/Her/Hers
Director of Admissions

 

What is your favorite spot on WPI's campus?

The Rubin Campus Center - I like the hustle and bustle of our active campus community. I always run into someone I know and I enjoy opportunities to connect with colleagues or see a student I remember from when they applied to WPI.

Regional responsibilities: Massachusetts*


Eli Beberman

Eli Beberman

He/Him/His
Admissions Counselor

What piece of advice would you give someone applying to WPI?

Show us your personality! We want to see the whole picture of who you are in your application, so don’t be afraid to submit extra items or talk about your passions. If you’re ever unsure of what to share, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office; we’re always here to help!

Regional responsibilities: Massachusetts*, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, West Virginia, Wisconsin


Kate Bellaud

Kate Bellaud

She/Her/Hers
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
What piece of advice would you give someone applying to WPI?
Don't hesitate to reach out to admissions along the way to get all of your questions answered. We are here for you!
Regional responsibilities: Connecticut*, Massachusetts*

 

Emily Bukow

Emily Bukow

She/Her/Hers
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
What do you love about Worcester?
One of my favorite spots to visit is the Worcester Art Museum (WAM), which is only a few blocks from campus and free for students! It is a beautiful museum and there are always new exhibits to see.
Regional responsibilities: Connecticut*, Massachusetts*

Ian Capozzoli

Ian Capozzoli

He/Him/His
Admissions Counselor

 

What is your favorite spot on WPI's campus?
The Fountain/Reunion Plaza. It's a beautiful space right at the heart of campus where students get to congregate, promote their clubs and organizations, and pet goats once a year. It's very unique to WPI!
Regional responsibilities: California (Southern, Los Angeles/San Diego), Connecticut*, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Tennessee

 


 

Julie Chapman

Julie Chapman

She/Her/Hers
Director of Recruitment Partnerships

 

What do you love about Worcester?

What I love about Worcester is the food. There are so many great areas of the city to grab a bite to eat: Shrewsbury Street, the Canal District and Polar Park area, Downtown near the Hanover Theater and Worcester Commons, and Highland Street near campus. Worcester is filled with awesome restaurants!

Regional responsibilities: Massachusetts*, Rhode Island


Patrick Deane

Patrick Deane

He/Him/His
Assistant Director of Admissions

 

What piece of advice would you give someone applying to WPI?

You can write your essay about anything you want to, but I always recommend that students make it personal! This is the best chance we have to get to know who you are in your own words.

Regional responsibilities: Massachusetts*, New York (Westchester & Rockland Counties), Ohio, Texas 


 

Liz Desrosiers

She/Her/Hers
Assistant Director of Admissions

 

What is your favorite spot on WPI's campus?
The Quad! There is always something going on. Whether it is a pickup game of Spike Ball, Greek life fundraiser, or students simply hanging out on the Adirondack chairs, I love seeing the WPI community interacting and spending time together.
Regional responsibilities: Florida (Central & Northern), Maine, Massachusetts*, New York (Western & Greater Albany), Vermont

 

Tyler Gibbs

Tyler Gibbs

He/Him/His
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions - DC, Maryland, Virginia Regional

 

What do you love about Worcester?
I love going to see the WooSox play at Polar Park, about a mile from campus. I also love the food; Via is my favorite!
Regional responsibilities: California (Northern, Bay area/San Jose), Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia

 

Vera Grek

Vera Grek

She/Her/Hers
Senior Assistant Director of International Admissions

 

What is your favorite WPI tradition?
I love when goats are brought to campus for Founders Day every November. There really is nothing quite like walking across campus and stumbling into a herd of goats!
Regional responsibilities: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas,Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
International responsibilities: Africa, Asia

 

Julie Loveless

Julie Loveless

She/Her/Hers
Senior Associate Director of International Admissions

 

What is your favorite WPI tradition?
My favorite "tradition" is when students accidentally step on the WPI seal in the middle of the Quad, they have to sprint to the Gompei statue or legend says they risk not graduating within 4 years.
Regional responsibilities: Colorado, Pennsylvania
International responsibilities: Europe, Middle East 

 


 
Elena Morganelli

Elena Morganelli

She/Her/Hers
International Admissions Counselor
What is your favorite spot on WPI's campus?
The Sports & Recreation Center! It has tons of great equipment as well as rooms for classes, all of which have beautiful views of the quad. Not to mention the (almost) Olympic-sized pool!
Regional responsibilities: Oregon, Washington
International responsibilities: Latin America & the Caribbean, Oceania

 
Caroline Nicholson

Caroline Nicholson

She/Her/Hers
Assistant Director of Admission - New York City Regional 

 

What piece of advice would you give to someone applying to WPI?
Our supplemental essay question is worded slightly differently, but it pretty much boils down to, "Why WPI?" This is my favorite part of the application, as it allows us to gauge your interest and understand your fit for our community. A thoughtful response can really make your application stand out!
Regional responsibilities: New Jersey, New York (City)

Stephanie Sontgerath

Stephanie Sontgerath

She/Her/Hers

Admission Counselor

 

What do you love most about Worcester?
Even though I’m not from Worcester, I quickly felt right at home! Worcester is super walkable and has so many amazing parks and restaurants just blocks from campus!
Regional responsibilities: Alabama, Florida (Southern), Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts*, Mississippi

 

Sydney Trahan

Sydney Trahan

She/Her/Hers
Admissions Counselor

 

What is your favorite spot on WPI's campus?
The WPI Innovation Studio! You can always see some interesting projects that students are working on there, and grab an empanada while you're at it.
Regional responsibilities: Connecticut*, New Hampshire, New York (Long Island)

 

*Several of our counselors share territories within states marked with an asterisk. If a specific area is not noted, please contact our office to find the counselor responsible for your high school.*

Admissions Associates

The WPI Admissions Interns are a terrific group of undergraduate students you are likely to encounter during your visit to WPI. Admissions Interns are all former tour guides who have chosen to take their involvement with the Admissions Office to the next level. All interns are selected among a highly competitive applicant pool, and they are well trained to answer questions about WPI. Because they are current students, they are some of the best individuals who can give you a glimpse of what it's really like to be a WPI student! We encourage you to get to know the interns below and contact them with any questions you may have.

Robert Brodin - Plymouth, MA | Computer Science, Class of 2023 | rbrodin@wpi.edu

Daisy Connors - Reading, MA | Biology & Biotechnology, Class of 2024 | dkconnors@wpi.edu

Patrick Devine - Fairfield, CT | Chemical Engineering, Class 2023 | ptdevine@wpi.edu

Miguel Duran - Panama City, Panama | Industrial Engineering, Class of 2024 | mfduran@wpi.edu

Isabel Nearing - Cochecton, NY | Biomedical & Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2023 | icnearing@wpi.edu


Crimson Key

Crimson KeysThe Crimson Key tour guides work with our office to share their stories with prospective students and families. There is a rigorous selection process to become a Crimson Key member and the students who are selected are excited to be a part of this organization. There are 67 current members who come from 17 different states and 9 countries around the world. Your visit to campus will include a tour with a Crimson Key member so be sure to ask about their story and how they ended up at WPI!