Nevada High Schools

Clark County & Las Vegas Metro Admission Counselors

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Kelsey Kaplan

Assistant Director for First Year Recruitment

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: Adelson Educational Campus, Bishop Gorman, Faith Lutheran High School

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Daniel Mendoza

Assistant Director for Regional & College Recruitment

Hometown: Fullerton, California

What I like best about UNLV: When I made the decision to relocate to Las Vegas, it was ultimately because of the campus environment, the trajectory of the university, and the growth of the city. Hard to beat enjoying a coffee at the top of our Hospitality building and taking in the views!

Contact: Daniel.Mendoza@unlv.edu; 702-895-5206

Territories: Northwest Career & Technical Academy

Natalie Alvizo

Natalie Alvizo

Admission Coordinator

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: Ed W. Clark High School, Southwest Career & Technical Academy, Trinity International, Valley High School

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Laura Georgiana Jule

Transfer Coordinator

Hometown: Bucharest, Romania

What I like best about UNLV: My journey with UNLV began in 2006, 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: CSN High School East, CSN High School South, CSN High School West, Nevada State High School

Alex Gonzalez

Alex Gonzalez

Admission Counselor

Hometown: New Braunfels, Texas

What I like best about UNLV: What I like best about UNLV: What stands out to me the most about UNLV is our diversity, it's reflected in our student population, our staff, and our city! I appreciate the exposure to the many cultural backgrounds and people, and how we all come together to make UNLV.

Contact: alejandria.gonzalez@unlv.edu; 702-895-1799

Territories: Cristo Rey, Desert Pines High School, East Career Technical Academy, Las Vegas High School, Rancho High School, Southeast Career Technical Academy

Alondra Maldonado

Alondra Maldonado

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Twin Falls, Idaho

What I like best about UNLV I love all the research opportunities available to students on campus, and all the diversity that UNLV has.

Contact: alondra.maldonado@unlv.edu; 702-774-8028

Territories: Acceleration Academies East, Acceleration Academies North, Eldorado High School, Bonanza High School, CCSD Adult Education, Desert Rose High School, Durango High School, Global Community, Shadow Ridge High School, Spring Valley High School, Western High School

Brianna Bernal

Brianna Bernal

Admission Counselor

Hometown:Tustin, CA

What I like best about UNLV:UNLV provides many resources/programs for students to make sure they are successful and feel comfortable during their time here.

Contact:brianna.bernal@unlv.edu; 702-895-0882

Territories:Basic Academy of International Studies, Chaparral High School, Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts, Equipo High School, Sunrise Mountain High School, Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy, West Career Technical Academy

Bridget Tallsalt

Bridget Tallsalt

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Tuba City, Arizona

What I like best about UNLV: The feeling of having a home away from home from the close-knit community UNLV provides across campus amongst the students, faculty, and staff. 

Contact: bridget.tallsalt@unlv.edu; 702-774-2922

Territories: Nevada Connections Academy, Sierra Vista High School

Daejha Hare

Daejha Hare

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Seattle, WA

What I like best about UNLV: I really appreciate the community of students on campus, everyone here is working on improving themselves. As an out of state student I did not know anyone, and I was able to easily make friends in classes,  which helped me finish my Master's program and establish connections at UNLV. 

Contact: daejha.hare@unlv.edu; 702-774-2950

Territories: Cheyenne High School, Cimarron High School, Delta Academy, Legacy High School, Mojave High School

Kennady Reason

Kennady Reason

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Fresno, California

What I like best about UNLV: I like that UNLV has an embracing environment for positive growth and change. Even with its many traditions, the UNLV community is open to creating new ways to come together.

Contact: kennedy.reason@unlv.edu702-774-8015

Territories: Trinity International

Mary Rose

Mary Rose Stark

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

What I like best about UNLV: I love how student-focused the faculty and staff are at UNLV. The care for students and their needs makes a difference in the quality of education and enrichment.

Contact: maryrose.stark@unlv.edu; (702) 895-2365

Territories: Arbor View High School, Beacon Academy, Canyon Springs High School, Centennial High School, Democracy Prep, Explore Knowledge Academy, Nevada Virtual Academy, Odyssey Charter Schools, Nevada Learning Academy, SLAM Academy, Somerset Losee, Somerset Sky Pointe, West Prep, Word of Life Christian Academy, All CCSD schools not listed,GED and Home School Students

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Myles Lum

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

What I like best about UNLV: I love that UNLV offers all of the resources and opportunities of a large-scale, R1 institution with all of the personability and community of a small town college.

Contact: myles.lum@unlv.edu, 702-774-2937

Territories: Advanced Technologies Academy, Coral Academy, Las Vegas Academy, Liberty High School, The Meadows School, Silverado High School

Rachel De Vera

Rachel De Vera

Admission Counselor

Hometown: San José, CA

What I like best about UNLV: The campus is in a prime location that offers opportunities to give UNLV students endless growth opportunities in their academics, leadership skills, and so much more! I have worked at many other universities and UNLV does a great job of offering students a variety of resources to not only get students started at UNLV, but to also finish and graduate on to their career of choice!

Contact: rachel.devera@unlv.edu; 702-895-1513

Territories: Coronado High School

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Tyler Jarley

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Henderson, NV

What I like best about UNLV: What I like best about UNLV is that it is a place where you can learn from and grow alongside people from so many different backgrounds. During my time at UNLV, I have learned so much both in the classroom and in conversations with classmates. These experiences helped me grow to become not only a better student, but also a better person. 

Contact: tyler.jarley@unlv.edu; 702-895-0633

Territories: American Heritage, Amplus Academy, Boulder City High School,Calvary Chapel GV, Calvary Chapel SV, Desert Oasis High School, Doral Academy, Foothill High School, Founders Academy, Green Valley High School, Green Valley Christian, Lake Mead Christian, Laughlin High School, Mountain View Chrisitan School, Palo Verde High School

Rural & Northern Nevada Admission Counselors

Laura Jule

Laura Jule

Transfer Coordinator

Hometown: Bucharest, Romania

What I like best about UNLV: My journey with UNLV began in 2006. 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: TMCC School

Bridget Tallsalt

Bridget Tallsalt

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Tuba City, Arizona

What I like best about UNLV: The feeling of having a home away from home from the close-knit community UNLV provides across campus amongst the students, faculty, and staff.

Contact: bridget.tallsalt@unlv.edu; 702-774-2922

Territories: Indian Springs High School, Moapa Valley High School, Pahrump 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

Assistant Director for First Year Recruitment

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: Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Utah

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Daniel Mendoza

Assistant Director for Regional & College Recruitment

Hometown: Fullerton, California

What I like best about UNLV: When I made the decision to relocate to Las Vegas, it was ultimately because of the campus environment, the trajectory of the university, and the growth of the city. Hard to beat enjoying a coffee at the top of our Hospitality building and taking in the views!

Contact: Daniel.Mendoza@unlv.edu; 702-895-5206

Territories: Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas

Woody Hoshibata

Woody Hoshibata

Regional Admission Counselor

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 Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Military (AA, AE, AP), Northern Marianas Island, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

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Natalie Alvizo

Admission Coordinator

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: Oregon and Washington

Alia Salazar

Alia Salazar

Regional Admission Counselor 

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC

What I like best about UNLV: UNLV has an abundance of resources to help students succeed and is always looking for ways to fulfill the diverse needs of its students. 

Contactalia.salazar@unlv.edu; 702-895-0461

Territories: Illinois. Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio 

Eduardo Hernandez

Eduardo Hernandez

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

What I like best about UNLV: The resources available at UNLV paired with the world-class faculty and staff sets our students up for success and shapes our undergraduates into leaders in nearly every industry. I admire the great sense of campus pride felt among our students and across the Las Vegas valley that helps grow the invaluable networks found in our communities.

Contact: eduardo.hernandez@unlv.edu 702-895-0293

Julio Ortega-Lopez

Julio Ortega-Lopez

Regional Admission Counselor

Hometown: Coachella Valley, CA

What I like best about UNLV: UNLV is the only university in the region giving access to students to world-class education and research opportunities with industry experts. The professional staff and faculty care about students' success and I believe the resources and facilities at UNLV help students reach their full academic potential. Students collaborate through meaningful projects, which allows them to innovate and be creative in their field of study. UNLV simply helps bring out the best in students. Go Rebels!


Contact: julio.ortegalopez@unlv.edu 702-895-0465

Territories: California-Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Southern

Kennady Reason

Kennady Reason

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Fresno, California

What I like best about UNLV: I like that UNLV has an embracing environment for positive growth and change. Even with its many traditions, the UNLV community is open to creating new ways to come together.

Contact: kennady.reason@unlv.edu 702-774-8015

Territories: AA, AE, AP, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

Rachel De Vera

Rachel De Vera

Admission Counselor

Hometown: San José, CA

What I like best about UNLV: The campus is in a prime location that offers opportunities to give UNLV students endless growth opportunities in their academics, leadership skills, and so much more! I have worked at many other universities and UNLV does a great job of offering students a variety of resources to not only get students started at UNLV, but to also finish and graduate on to their career of choice!

Contact: rachel.devera@unlv.edu702-895-1513

Territories: California-Northern

Transfer Students

Transfer Counselors

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Laura Georgiana Jule

Transfer Coordinator

Hometown: Bucharest, Romania

What I like best about UNLV: My journey with UNLV began in 2006, 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 Transfers

Angelique Burton

Angelique Burton

Transfer Admission Counselor

Hometown: The Bay Area, California

What I like Best About UNLV: UNLV is a renowned R1 institution in the heart of a thriving city. Students are learning applicable skills, gaining eye opening experiences, and receiving educational access that allows them to positively and purposely affect our communities.

Contact: angelique.burton@unlv.edu 702-895-4763

Territories: Nevada Transfers

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Dave Tankenson

Transfer Admission Counselor

Hometown: Culver City, California

What I like best about UNLV: UNLV has top academics, big time athletics in a welcome and inclusive environment. UNLV provides a great opportunity for students to create value for themselves and enjoy a full college experience.

Territories: Out of state Transfers

Early Outreach

Early Outreach Counselors

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Devan Harris

Associate Director for Early Outreach

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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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

International Students

International Counselors

Kennady Reason

Kennady Reason

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Fresno, California

What I like best about UNLV: I like that UNLV has an embracing environment for positive growth and change. Even with its many traditions, the UNLV community is open to creating new ways to come together.

Contact: kennady.reason@unlv.edu 702-774-8015

Territories: AA, AE, AP, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands