Meet Your Admission Counselors

Nevada High Schools

Clark County & Las Vegas Metro Admissions Counselors

David Jackson

Assistant Director, In-State Recruitment

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: Its Top Tier degree offerings and strong sense of community in the most exciting city in the world!

Contact: [email protected]; 702-774-2953

Territories:

  • Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy
  • Coronado High School
  • Las Vegas Academy
  • Southwest Career and Technical Academy

Sarah Dailey

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Zanesville, OH

What I like best about UNLV: I love seeing the passion our students have for their college experience.

Contact: [email protected]; 702-895-5865

Territories:

  • Arbor View High School
  • Beacon Academy
  • Calvary Chapel-Spring Valley
  • Del Sol High School
  • Desert Rose High School
  • Durango High School
  • Explore Knowledge Academy
  • Nevada Learning Academy
  • Northwest Career and Technical Academy
  • Shadow Ridge High School
  • Somerset Losee
  • Somerset Sky Pointe
  • Spring Valley High School
  • Trinity International Schools

Layla Nix

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: The sense of community. There’s nothing like being a part of the Rebel Family!

Contact: [email protected]; 702-774-2952

Territories:

  • Advanced Technologies Academy
  • Chaparral High School
  • Desert Pines High School
  • East Career and Technical Academy
  • Eldorado High School
  • Indian Springs High School
  • Las Vegas High School
  • Laughlin High School
  • Moapa Valley High School
  • Pahrump Valley High School
  • Sandy Valley High School
  • Southeast Career and Technical Academy
  • Virgin Valley High School

Katie Parks

Admission Counselor/Events and Tours Coordinator

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: My favorite thing about UNLV is how alive the campus is. There is always some student event in our Student Union, or a world-renowned speaker coming to campus. There's always something happening in our free speech zone and the athletic games are always packed with loyal fans.

Contact: [email protected]; 702-895-3688

Territories:

  • All Clark County Schools not listed
  • College of Southern Nevada High School-East
  • College of Southern Nevada High School-South
  • College of Southern Nevada High School-West
  • Legacy High School

Devan Sullivan

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

What I like best about UNLV: The urban aspect of it; it’s close to everything you could possibly need.

Contact: [email protected]; 702-774-8004

Territories:

  • Adelson Educational Campus
  • Bonanza High School
  • Calvary Chapel Green Valley
  • Faith Lutheran High School
  • Foothill High School
  • Green Valley High School
  • Lake Mead Christian Academy
  • Liberty Baptist Academy
  • Meadows School
  • Palo Verde High School
  • Western High School
  • West Career and Technical Academy

Izack Tenorio

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: Students have the ability to help make their dreams come true in what they are passionate about - whether it is research, an academic area, leadership or a boost for their career. The opportunities for personal growth are amazing.

Contact: [email protected]; 702-774-2939

Territories:

  • Coral Academy of Science
  • Ed W. Clark High School
  • Liberty High School
  • Mountain View Christian School
  • Nevada Virtual Academy
  • Odyssey Charter School
  • Rancho High School
  • Sierra Vista High School
  • Silverado High School
  • West Prep Institute

Melissa Yzaguirre

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Delano, CA

What I like best about UNLV: The feeling that it is a community that looks after its own – one big Rebel Family!

Contact: [email protected]; 702-895-2366

Territories:

  • Basic High School
  • Boulder City High School
  • Canyon Springs High School
  • Centennial High School
  • Cheyenne High School
  • Cimarron Memorial High School
  • Global Community High School
  • Mojave High School
  • Sunrise Mountain High School
  • Valley High School
  • Veteran's Tribute Career & Technical Academy

Nikole Brooks

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Monrovia, CA

What I like best about UNLV: Students have the opportunity to build partnerships with renowned faculty members, establish lasting relationships with peers, and make an impact in the local community, all while receiving a quality education at one of the most diverse institutions in the country.

Contact: [email protected]; 702-895-0882

Territories:

  • Desert Oasis High School
  • Nevada State HS

Rural & Northern Nevada Admissions Counselors

Layla Nix

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: The sense of community. There’s nothing like being a part of the Rebel Family!

Contact: [email protected]; 702-774-2952

Territories:

  • Bishop Manogue Catholic High School
  • Carson High School
  • Damonte Ranch High School
  • Earl Wooster High School
  • Edward C. Reed High School
  • Galena High School
  • Incline High School
  • Robert McQueen High School
  • North Valleys High School
  • Proctor Hug High School
  • Reno High School
  • Sage Ridge School
  • Spanish Springs High School
  • Sparks High School
  • Truckee Meadows Community College High School
  • All non-Clark high schools not listed

Non-Nevada High Schools

Out of State Admissions Counselors

Heather Chrisman

Assistant Director, Out-of-State 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: [email protected]; 702-774-2945

Territories:

  • American Samoa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York,
  • Northern Marianas Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Utah

Jenna Heath

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Boerne, TX

What I like best about UNLV: I love the diversity at UNLV! It’s so great to see people from different walks of life, different backgrounds and who all have different experiences. I love meeting all the new people!

Contact: [email protected]; 702-774-2937

Territories:

  • Arizona
  • California (OC and Greater San Diego)
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Vermont

Shirley Huynh

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: The people and location! People are so friendly and willing to help. Also with UNLV being in a big city, after a late study night you can still go to 24-hour restaurant nearby to refuel.

Contact: [email protected]; 702-774-8003

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

Kelsey Kaplan

Admission Counselor

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: [email protected]; 702-774-2911

Territories:

  • Alaska
  • California (Greater LA)
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Military (AA, AE, AP)
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Nikole Brooks

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Monrovia, CA

What I like best about UNLV: Students have the opportunity to build partnerships with renowned faculty members, establish lasting relationships with peers, and make an impact in the local community, all while receiving a quality education at one of the most diverse institutions in the country.

Contact: [email protected]; 702-895-0882

Territories:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California (Northern)
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Guam
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia

Transfers

Transfer Counselors

Allison McSwain

Transfer Coordinator

Hometown: Blythewood, SC

What I like best about UNLV: UNLV and Las Vegas are home to people from all over the country and all over the world; there is no status quo! Especially coming from the Southeast, moving to Las Vegas and being so involved with UNLV (first as a student and then as a professional), has completely broadened my world.

Contact: [email protected]; 702-895-4767

Early Outreach

Early Outreach Counselors

Carolina Clavel

Early Outreach Coordinator

Hometown: Ambato, Ecuador

What I like best about UNLV: The academic offerings at UNLV prepare students for real world challenges. Students are able to have hands on experiences researching in a variety of subjects, internships, on campus jobs, access to guest lecturers, field trips, and much more from the moment they begin at UNLV.

Contact: [email protected]; 702-774-2952

Lisa Tran

Early Outreach Graduate Assistant

Hometown: Easton, PA

What I like best about UNLV: The abundant amount of resources available to students. It truly feels like UNLV wants you to succeed and to be successful during your time at this institution. There are many resources ranging from free tutoring to even clubs and organizations.

Contact: [email protected]; 702-774-8009