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Nevada High Schools

Clark County & Las Vegas Metro Admission Counselors

Heather Chrisman

Heather Chrisman

Associate Director of Recruitment

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

What I like best about UNLV: The opportunities that are provided to students to help them achieve their goals and the Rebel Pride felt across campus!

Contact: heather.chrisman@unlv.edu; 702-774-2945

Territories: Bishop Gorman High School

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Kelsey Kaplan

Senior Admission Coordinator

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: The diversity and opportunities both on campus and within our community here in Las Vegas. Being on such a diverse campus there is always something to get involved with and you feel at home right away.

Contact: kelsey.kaplan@unlv.edu; 702-774-2911

Territories: Coronado High School, Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Southwest Career and Technical Academy

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Woody Hoshibata

Admission Coordinator

Hometown: Wahiawa, Hawaii

What I like best about UNLV: The opportunity to learn from scholars that shape us up to become professionals in our field of study.

Contact: woody.hoshibata@unlv.edu; 702-895-5866

Territories: Ed W. Clark High School

Natalie Alvizo

Natalie Alvizo

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Toppenish, Washington

What I like best about UNLV: Being part of the Rebel Family! You can really feel the sense of community and pride across campus. Students also have the opportunity to make an impact in the community while creating lasting relationships with faculty and fellow students at the most diverse institution in the nation.

Contact: natalie.alvizo@unlv.edu; 702-895-2366

Territories: Basic Academy of International Studies, Canyon Springs High School, Centennial High School, Chaparral High School, Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts, Equipo High School, Global Community, Sunrise Mountain High School, Valley High School, Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy, Coral Academy, Desert Oasis High School, Eldorado High School, Green Valley High School, Liberty High School, Nevada Virtual Academy, Odyssey Charter, Rancho High School, Silverado High School, West Tech Career and Technical Academy, Western High School

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Ryan Romero

Admission Counselor

Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, CA

What I like best about UNLV: The amazing involvement and opportunities for students. I was able to do such things as Break A World Record, Promote HIV Awareness & Be Homecoming Royalty all because I was a proud undergraduate Rebel student.

Contact: ryan.romero@unlv.edu702-774-2950

Territories:
Arbor View High School, Beacon Academy, Bonanza High School, Calvary Chapel-Spring Valley, Cristo Rey, Democracy Prep, Desert Rose High School, Durango High School, Explore Knowledge Academy, Nevada Homeschools, Nevada Learning Academy, Shadow Ridge High School, Somerset Losee, Somerset Sky Pointe, Spring Valley High School, Trinity International Schools, West Prep, all Clark County high schools not listed

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Raven Eggleston

Contact: raven.eggleston@unlv.edu; 702-774-2953

What I like best about UNLV: The opportunities that are provided to students to help them achieve their goals and the Rebel Pride felt across campus!

Territories: Cheyenne High School, Cimarron High School, Cristo Rey, Democracy Prep, Desert Pines High School, East Career Technical Academy, Las Vegas High School, Legacy High School, Mojave High School, Southeast Career Technical Academy, Sports Leadership and Management Academy of Nevada (SLAM), West Preparatory Academy

Rural & Northern Nevada Admission Counselors

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Natalie Alvizo

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Toppenish, Washington

What I like best about UNLV: Being part of the Rebel Family! You can really feel the sense of community and pride across campus. Students also have the opportunity to make an impact in the community while creating lasting relationships with faculty and fellow students at the most diverse institution in the nation.

Contact: natalie.alvizo@unlv.edu; 702-895-2366

Territories: Reno Area, Northern & Rural Nevada High Schools, Indian Springs High School, Moapa Valley High School, Sandy Valley High School, Virgin Valley High School

Out-of-State High Schools

Out-of-State Admission Counselors

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Kelsey Kaplan

Senior Admission Coordinator

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: The diversity and opportunities both on campus and within our community here in Las Vegas. Being on such a diverse campus there is always something to get involved with and you feel at home right away.

Contact: kelsey.kaplan@unlv.edu; 702-774-2911

Territories: California (Northern), Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, Wyoming

Woody Hoshibata

Woody Hoshibata

Admission Coordinator

Hometown: Wahiawa, Hawaii

What I like best about UNLV: The opportunity to learn from scholars that shape us up to become professionals in our field of study.

Contact: woody.hoshibata@unlv.edu; 702-895-5866

Territories: American Somoa, Arizona, Guam, Hawaii, Northern Marianas Islands, Texas (Dallas & Houston)

Allie Vito

Allie Vito

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Mullica Hill, NJ

What I like best about UNLV: There are so many opportunities available to our students, not only on campus but also in Las Vegas that allow them to grow personally, professionally, and academically!

Contact: allison.vito@unlv.edu; 702-774-2937

Territories: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas (excluding Dallas & Houston), Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin

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Payton Shatney

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

What I like best about UNLV: I love the welcoming atmosphere, diverse location and endless opportunities UNLV offers to students, staff and faculty.

Contact: payton.shatney@unlv.edu; 702-774-8028

Territories: Arizona, California (OC and Greater San Diego), Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Military (AA, AE, AP), Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont

Meghan Fayette

Meghan Fayette

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Antwerp, New York

What I like best about UNLV: I love the energy on campus! Rebels are passionate, full of school spirit, and ready to tackle any challenge that comes their way!

Contact: meghan.fayette@unlv.edu; 702-774-8015

Territories: Alaska, California (Inland Empire & Greater LA), Montana

International Students

International First-Year Counselors

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Woody Hoshibata

Admission Coordinator

Hometown: Wahiawa, Hawaii

What I like best about UNLV: The opportunity to learn from scholars that shape us up to become professionals in our field of study.

Contact: woody.hoshibata@unlv.edu702-895-5866

All undergraduate first-year students needing an I-20 and an F-1 Visa to study at UNLV.

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Meghan Fayette

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Antwerp, New York

What I like best about UNLV: I love the energy on campus! Rebels are passionate, full of school spirit, and ready to tackle any challenge that comes their way!

Contact: meghan.fayette@unlv.edu702-774-8015

All undergraduate first-year students needing an I-20 and an F-1 Visa to study at UNLV.

International Transfer Counselors

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Natalie Alvizo

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Toppenish, Washington

What I like best about UNLV: Being part of the Rebel Family! You can really feel the sense of community and pride across campus. Students also have the opportunity to make an impact in the community while creating lasting relationships with faculty and fellow students at the most diverse institution in the nation.

Contact: natalie.alvizo@unlv.edu702-895-2366

All undergraduate transfer students needing an I-20 and an F-1 Visa to study at UNLV.

Transfer Students

Transfer Counselors

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Laura Georgiana Jule

Transfer Admission Counselor 

Hometown: Bucharest, Romania

What I like best about UNLV: My journey with UNLV began 14 years ago, when I joined Admissions in a small office, where part of the process was manual. I became part of the growing UNLV community and fell in love with its innovative changes. I am proud to be a member of such a different, daring and diverse institution focused on promoting higher education and on helping its students achieve it.

Contact: laura.jule@unlv.edu; 702-895-4964

Territories: Nevada & Out of State Transfers

Hazina Williams

Hazina Williams

Transfer Admission Counselor

Hometown: Pasadena, California

What I like best about UNLV: What I like most about UNLV is that it is inclusive. When you are here you feel like you are a part of a family and not just a number on a piece of paper.

Contact: hazina.williams@unlv.edu; 702-895-4767

Territories: Out of State Transfers

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Natalie Alvizo

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Toppenish, Washington

What I like best about UNLV: Being part of the Rebel Family! You can really feel the sense of community and pride across campus. Students also have the opportunity to make an impact in the community while creating lasting relationships with faculty and fellow students at the most diverse institution in the nation.

Contact: natalie.alvizo@unlv.edu; 702-895-2366

Early Outreach

Early Outreach Counselors

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Devan Harris

Early Outreach Coordinator

Hometown: Highland, CA

What I like best about UNLV: The diversity of students and staff. I also love how UNLV continues to expand as the city continues to grow offering countless opportunities for students during their educational journey at UNLV and beyond!

Contact: devan.harris@unlv.edu; 702-895-1812

Territories: Kindergarten-10th grade inquiries

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Laura Modrcin

Admissions Outreach Specialist

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

What I like best about UNLV: UNLV is a university committed to its city. I love that our student body reflects Nevada's diversity, culture, and energy.

Contact: laura.modrcin@unlv.edu; 702-895-5867

Territories: Kindergarten-10th grade inquiries

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Karen Szwed Prieto 

Early Outreach Graduate Assistant

Hometown: All over the United States! I grew up in the circus!

What I like best about UNLV: I once had a distant dream of becoming a first-generation college graduate. UNLV gave me the opportunity, skills, and tools necessary to realize that dream. I am grateful to be in a community from which I can continue to grow every day.

Contact: karen.szwedprieto@unlv.edu; 702-774-9009

Territories: Kindergarten-10th grade inquiries